EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Students in the exercise physiology major will:

1. Perform common exercise physiology assessments (i.e. aerobic capacity, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition, heart rate and blood pressure) on sedentary and trained individuals as evaluated by skill assessments.
2. Implement exercise prescriptions to improve the exercise capacities of sedentary and trained individuals.
3. Implement exercise programming and health promotion programs for sedentary and trained individuals.

The following benchmarks will be met to meet national CAAHEP accreditation standards:
1. Exercise physiology graduates will be professionally and academically prepared for clinical and professional certifications as evaluated by pass rates >70% on national certification exams.
2. Exercise physiology graduates will be academically prepared for post-secondary and graduate programs and direct entry employment as evaluated by graduate placement rates >70%.  
3. Exercise physiology graduates will be professionally prepared for their chosen exercise physiology-related careers as evaluated by internship preceptor assessments, graduate satisfaction surveys and employer surveys.
4. >70% of the students enrolled in the exercise physiology program will be retained and graduate with a degree in exercise physiology.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Students in the medical laboratory science major will:

1. Apply principles and practices of professional conduct.
    a. Maintain a professional demeanor in all situations.
    b. Respect institutional dress code/personal appearance guidelines.
    c. Arrive to and leave from clinical/employment site at scheduled times.
2. Employ communication skills (oral, written, electronic) sufficient to serve the needs of instructors, peers, other healthcare professionals, patients, and the public.
3. Practice safety in all situations through knowledge of and adherence to Standard Precautions and related policies and procedures.
4. Comply with the federal laws (HIPAA) and institutional policies protecting patient confidentiality.
5. Evaluate a specimen as acceptable for clinical analysis.
6. Analyze and interpret results of quality control materials.
7. State reference ranges for applicable laboratory tests.
8. Identify abnormal and critical test results .
9. Correlate patient test results to states of health and disease.
10. Competently operate automated laboratory instruments including those in:
    - Blood Bank
    - Chemistry
    - Hematology
    - Hemostasis
    - Immunology
    - Microbiology
    - Urinalysis

NURSING

Students in the nursing major will:

1. Integrate a personal philosophy for nursing practice, based on the dignity, worth and individuality of all human beings.
2. Assume responsibility and accountability for evaluating one’s professional practice in relationship to accepted standards of nursing practice.
3. Synthesize theoretical principles applicable to professional nursing practice.
4. Utilize the nursing process to promote, restore and maintain adaptation in individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
5. Assume responsibility and accountability for providing competent and comprehensive health care.
6. Collaborate and negotiate with patients/clients, the interdisciplinary health care team, and the public to ensure the optimal health and welfare of patients/clients.
7. Evaluate interpersonal communication and negotiation skills when communicating with patients/clients, families, groups and communities.
8. Incorporate pertinent research findings in refining and enhancing one’s nursing practice.
9. Continue personal and professional career development.

PSYCHOLOGY

Students in the psychology major will:

1. Will illustrate critical thinking skills and apply these skills when both conducting and evaluating research within the field.
2. Will identify the major theories and concepts in the filed of psychology and apply them to human behavior.
3. Will illustrate the ethical practice of scientific inquiry within the field of psychology through conducting, analyzing, and evaluating such research.
4. Will use effective communication skills within the discourse of the discipline.
5. Will demonstrate preparation for the workplace or advanced study.