Competencies

Undergraduate Competencies by Major

Dietetics

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Dietetics, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to integrate scientific information and research into practice.
  2. Incorporate counseling techniques to facilitate behavior change.
  3. Use the Nutrition Care Process to make decisions, identify nutrition–related problems, and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions.
  4. Apply knowledge of the role of environment, food, and lifestyle choices to develop interventions to affect change and enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups.
  5. Determine costs of services or operations, prepare a budget, and interpret financial data.
  6. Apply safety principles related to food, personnel, and consumers.
  7. Employ the principles of human resource management to different situations.
  8. Explain the impact of a public policy position on dietetics practice.

Human Development and Family Studies

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Human Development, students will be able to:

  1. Identify family strengths and challenges regarding interrelationships and family dynamics.
  2. Analyze individual and family functioning using various theoretical perspectives.
  3. Identify developmental stages, transitions, tasks, and challenges throughout the lifespan.
  4. Recognize reciprocal influences of individual development on families and family development on individuals, including the impact of individual health and wellness on families.
  5. Analyze and apply knowledge of human development using various theoretical perspectives.
  6. Identify family relationships within society with relation to social systems, including educational, governmental, legal, community, and religious.
  7. Apply knowledge of social and cultural factors affecting individuals and families.
  8. Relate theoretical and ethical knowledge as they pertain to individuals and families in practical settings.

Health Education-Secondary Teacher Preparation

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Health Education-Secondary Teacher, students will be able to:

  1. Content Knowledge: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.
  2. Needs Assessment:  Critique the priorities for school health education.
  3. Planning: Create effective comprehensive school health education curricula and programs.
  4. Implementation: Implement health education instruction.
  5. Assessment: Assess student learning.
  6. Communication and Advocacy: Create plans to communicate and advocate for health and school health education.

Nutrition Science

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Nutrition Science, students will be able to:

  1. Solve problems using principles of measurement of changes in phenomena over time.
  2. Demonstrate competence in principles of chemistry and biochemistry.
  3. Explain chemistry of carbon compounds, including nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of monofunctional and polyfunctional compounds.
  4. Identify structures and functions of human systems.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of concepts and techniques in molecular biology.
  6. Establish depth of knowledge in an advanced area of the life sciences.
  7. Exhibit basic knowledge of nutrition, digestion and absorption of nutrients, relationships between diet and disease, and application to public health.
  8. Use knowledge of properties of foods and processing of food materials to predict changes in outcomes of modified food formulations; employ principles of food safety.
  9. Synthesize and interpret pathways of macronutrient utilization in intermediary metabolism to predict adaptive responses in a changing environment.
  10. Interpret bioavailability of micronutrients, function in metabolism, and drug-micronutrient interactions.
  11. Complete experiential learning of the principles of chemistry, biochemistry, foods, nutrition, and physiology in the laboratory setting. 
  12. Statistical analysis and interpretation of simple data sets, knowledge of ethical procedures in research with humans, and conduct research in nutrition science.
  13. Communicate at a high level of proficiency, with mastery of vocabulary of the profession.
  14. Complete additional foundation requirements in pre-health professions training.

Safety

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Safety, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles and functions of the five core areas of public health.
  2. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of business regulatory and risk management concepts.
  4. Explain the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics, and/ or human factors.
  5. Implement and evaluate worksite safety, health, and/ or environmental programs. 
  6. Apply appropriate theories to safety training methodology.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes.
  8. Utilize techniques of accident investigations, data collection, and analyses.
  9. Apply principles of safety and health in an organizational setting.
  10. Explain the causes and strategies to eliminate, control, or minimize unintentional, intentional injury, illness, disability or death in the workplace.

Youth Development

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science with a major in Youth Development, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the critical importance of relationships and communication in the practice of quality child and youth care.
  2. Analyze relational and communication practices using various theoretical perspectives.
  3. Identify developmental stages, transitions, tasks, and challenges relating to child and youth growth.
  4. Integrate practical knowledge of human development essential for developing, implementing, and recognizing effective programs and services.
  5. Analyze individual and family relationships within society with relation to social systems, including, educational, governmental, legal, community and religious.
  6. Apply knowledge of social and cultural factors affecting individuals and families.
  7. Develop practice methods sensitive to cultural and human diversity.
  8. Apply theoretical and ethical knowledge in practical settings.

Athletic Training

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with a major in Athletic Training, students will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe, and explain risk factors associated with physical activity.
  2. Describe and identify chronic and acute pathological response of the human immune system, pathomechanics, and epidemiology of common orthopedic injury and illnesses.
  3. Explain appropriate methods of patient assessment and apply appropriate therapeutic modalities to patients based upon appropriate EBM guidelines and therapeutic indicators.
  4. Understand and describe the physiological effects of inactivity and exercise on the physical well-being of the human body.
  5. Explain the general pharmacodynamics principles of medications used in the management of illness and musculoskeletal conditions associated with physical activity.
  6. Describe and know common medical conditions affecting the various systems of the human body, i.e. immune, cardiorespiratory, reproductive, etc.
  7. Explain and demonstrate assessment techniques to determine the extent of health, illness, or injury associated with these techniques.
  8. Perform appropriate emergency assessment and intervention techniques associated with major injuries or life threatening conditions.
  9. Identify and describe protocols and policies essential for the administration of a typical sports medicine operation
  10. Understand and describe essential elements for professional development such as credentialing, standards of practice, ethics, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research.

Contemporary Dance

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Contemporary Dance, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a wide range of qualitative movement qualities.
  2. Exhibit intermediate and advanced levels of technical and performance proficiency.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in choreography that include traditional and/or experimental approaches.
  4. Show professional competency in the development and integration of artistic and intellectual goals through a body of original work for evaluation.
  5. Apply pedagogical knowledge, skills, and strategies for the enhancement of student learning.
  6. Synthesize and apply dance knowledge in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
  7. Display behaviors and work ethic consistent with practices in the professional dance world.

Exercise Science

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Exercise Science, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit an understanding of the varied professional roles involved in exercise science.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the neural and muscular factors involved in human movement.
  3. Describe the human body's physiological responses to the specific stress of acute exercise.
  4. Determine the role that diet and nutrition play in health, disease, and human performance during exercise.
  5. Identify links between the mind and sport performance, between exercise and mental health.
  6. Apply knowledge of basic laboratory measurement techniques to collect data on exercising individuals.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of basic human anatomy, as it relates to human movement.

Health Fitness Specialist

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Health Fitness Specialist, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct and interpret qualitative and quantitative health and movement related screening and assessment.
  2. Develop and apply knowledge of effective communication skills that establish client rapport and influence positive behavioral changes.
  3. Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to develop and plan safe and effective individualized physical activity and exercise programs.
  4. Gain knowledge and skills necessary to develop and plan safe and effective group physical activity and exercise programs.
  5. Develop and demonstrate leadership skills in the implementation of safe and effective physical activity and exercise plans for individual and community populations.
  6. Acquire practical experience and integrate content information on management strategies in the administration of fitness, wellness, and physical activity programs.

Sport Communication-Broadcast and Sport Communication-Print

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major Sport Communication-Broadcast and Sport Communication-Print, students will be able to:

  1. Apply an understanding of the varied professional and academic roles involved in sport communication.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of written, broadcast, and new media content in sport communication and its related areas.
  3. Explain the social and historical antecedents of the present-day sport landscape, and apply that knowledge to current events in sport communication.
  4. Apply knowledge of sport communication principles in a supervised educational setting and produce communication content that generates practical experience.
  5. Gain experience in the sport industry through hands-on work with sport and media organizations.

Sport Marketing and Management

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Sport Marketing and Management, students will be able to:

  1. Apply an understanding of the varied professional and academic roles involved in sport marketing and management.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the core functions of management in collegiate and professional sport.
  3. Explain the social and historical antecedents of the present-day sport landscape, and apply that knowledge to current events in sport.
  4. Analyze and apply principles of marketing and branding to the current sport business landscape.
  5. Gain experience in the sport industry through hands-on work with college and professional organization(s).

Teacher Preparation-All Grade

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Teacher Preparation-All Grade, students will be able to:

  1. Know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
  2. Demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness.
  3. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
  4. Use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  5. Interpret assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.
  6. Exhibit dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.

Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a major in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology, students will be able to:

  1. Foundations: Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope of the components, sectors, and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the many aspects of outdoor recreation, parks, and human ecology.
  2. Outdoor Recreation: Analyze concepts and philosophies related to the program areas of outdoor recreation which include adventure education, resource management, and interpretation.
  3. Parks: Analyze the ecological and environmental variables associated with the variety of areas that offer outdoor recreation experiences.
  4. Human Ecology: Demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between the impact of humans on the environment and the effects of the environment on public health.
  5. Professional Development: Successfully complete a culminating experiences in the form of an internship in an outdoor recreation related organization.

Public, Nonprofit and Community Recreation

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a major in Public, Nonprofit and Community Recreation, students will be able to:

  1. Foundations/History: Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope of the components, sectors, and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the many aspects of leisure and recreation.
  2. Management and Leadership: Analyze concepts of management and leadership by describing the various skills, roles, and functions of managers -- and concepts of leadership theory/practices related to managerial responsibilities.
  3. Budget and Finance: Demonstrate budget and finance processes as a critical component of all recreation related settings and analyze financial control methods and principles.
  4. Programming: Develop an understanding of the practical programming methods that are relevant to the delivery of quality recreational experiences within any agency.
  5. Parks: Analyze the human interaction with ecological and environmental settings associated with the variety of areas that offer recreation experiences.
  6. Recreation: Demonstrate knowledge and application of key recreation processes throughout the wide array of related services.
  7. Community Development: Reflect awareness and knowledge of working with diverse populations in programmatic and service settings, based on but not limited to: ethnicity, gender, people with disabilities, race, sexual orientation, veterans.
  8. Public & Nonprofit Sector Event Planning:  Exhibit knowledge of the theoretical and practical planning methods that are relevant to the delivery of a wide variety of quality programs, services, and events.
  9. Marketing and Strategic Planning: Analyze, evaluate, and create marketing plans, destination level plans, and trip itineraries for the various components within a public, nonprofit, and commercial recreation sector. 
  10. Professional Development: Complete successfully a culminating experience in the form of an internship in a public, nonprofit, and community-based recreation related organization.

Recreational Sport Management

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a major in Recreational Sport Management, students will be able to:

  1. Management and Leadership: Analyze concepts of management and leadership by describing the various skills, roles, and functions of recreational sport managers -- and concepts of leadership theory/practices related to recreational sport managerial responsibilities.
  2. Budget and Finance: Demonstrate budget and finance process as a critical component of all recreational sport settings and analyze financial control methods and principles.
  3. Ethics/Legal Aspects: Develop expertise of the principles of safety, emergency and risk management, and the ability to develop and implement risk management plans that assure the health and safety of participants and staff.
  4. Facility Management: Apply the processes for planning, designing, and operating a recreational sport facility.
  5. Human Resources: Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreational sport offerings facilitating targeted human experiences that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  6. Programming: Develop an understanding of the practical programming methods that are relevant to the delivery of quality recreational sport experiences within any agency.
  7. Foundation/History- Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of the profession, professional practice, and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of recreational sport.
  8. Fitness and Health- Identify and apply knowledge of the breadth and depth of fitness and health concepts in recreational sport settings.
  9. Professional Development- Foster professional development through participation in professional organizations, practical experiences, and volunteer activities.
  10. Technology- Apply information technology and statistical techniques in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of recreational sport programs.

Recreational Therapy

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a major in Recreational Therapy, students will be able to:

  1. Foundations: Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope of the components, sectors, and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the many aspects of recreation, inclusion, recreational therapy, and people with disabilities and various health conditions.
  2. Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment Planning: Understand and apply evidence in recreational therapy practice.
  3. Evidence-Based Intervention and Program Development: Develop and evaluate effective, evidence-based recreational therapy programs.
  4. Contemporary Issues: Remember and understand contemporary issues in health care and recreational therapy.
  5. Professional Development: Complete a successful culminating experience in the form of an internship under a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for Undergraduate Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a major in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, students will be able to:

  1. Foundations: Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope of the components, sectors, and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the many aspects of tourism.
  2. Management: Analyze concepts of management and leadership by describing the various skills, roles, and functions of managers -- and concepts of leadership theory/practices related to managerial responsibilities.
  3. Budget and Finance:  Demonstrate budget and finance processes as a critical component of all tourism related settings and analyze financial control methods and principles.
  4. Sustainability: Analyze and evaluate a destination and its tourism components for positive and negative tourism impacts – economic, social/cultural, and environmental.
  5. Hospitality: Demonstrate knowledge and application of key hospitality processes throughout the wide array of related services.
  6. Convention & Event Planning: Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and practical planning methods that are relevant to the delivery of a wide variety of quality programs, festivals, and events.
  7. Marketing and Strategic Planning: Analyze, evaluate, and create marketing plans, destination level plans, and trip itineraries for the various tourism components and sectors. 
  8. Professional Development: Complete successfully a culminating experience in the form of an internship in a tourism related organization.