The Kinesiology and Sport department provides students with a quality education based upon the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values that serve as the foundation for living and working in society. Through education, professional development, outreach and leadership opportunities, the department reinforces the student’s commitment to healthy living, continuing education, professional growth and societal involvement. The department core values empower student to live healthy, productive lives.
The four core values listed and defined below serve as the benchmarks by which professional preparation programs are assessed and provide necessary data for revision.
Values Healthy Living – Students exhibit habits that are health-enhancing. Students maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness and participate regularly in meaningful physical activity (Physical Fitness Testing, Wellness Lifestyle & Exercise Adherence Survey).
Is Cognizant of Discipline – Students know the concepts and principles which underlie subject matter. They use this information to accomplish homework assignments, prepare reports, pass written exams and satisfy course and degree requirements for graduation (General Requirements, Program Requirements, Practicum).
Performs Tasks Specific to Professional Preparation Programs – Students can compete at a beginning, entry level as outlined by degree granting, licensing, accrediting or certifying agencies. Students can communicate and collaborate effectively, produce and evaluate work effectively in a professional environment (National Standards for Beginning Teachers, Indiana Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education Skills and Knowledge, and Standards for Exercise Science & Physical Education Majors)
Is Involved in Continuing Professional Development Activities – Students advocate for the profession, are good role models, and participate in leadership activities while in college.
The Department of Kinesiology and Sport supports the mission of the University of Southern Indiana and the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education. The department provides students with a quality education based upon the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values that serve as the foundation for living and working in society. Through education, professional development, outreach and leadership opportunities, the department reinforces the student’s commitment to healthy living, continuing education, professional growth and societal involvement. The department core values empower student to live healthy, productive lives.
The Department of Kinesiology and Sport envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle. It envisions graduates with knowledge, skills and dispositions sufficient to advance professionally in their future.
Sport Management degree program(s) at the University of Southern Indiana has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
The Sport Management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:
More information about the 2015-2016 Student Learning Outcomes and Operational Effectiveness Outcomes. More information on COSMA program accreditation.
Education Recognition Program
Exercise Science with a Strength and Conditioning Track
The USI Strength and Conditioning Track is honored to be acknowledged by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Education Recognition Program.
The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.