Learning Outcomes

BS Rehabilitation Studies

GOALS 1. Prepare students to pursue careers in rehabilitative health services 2. Educate students who apply effective written, verbal, technological, and non-verbal communication skills in all professional settings 3. Demonstrate a commitment life-long learning
OUTCOMES/MEASURES Employment in rehabilitation field or enrollment in graduate health professional program in rehabilitation field Achieve a B or better in capstone course Students pursue advanced education through graduate school, and continuing education
INDIVIDUAL/GROUP RESPONSIBLE Outcomes committee Outcomes committee Outcomes committee
TIMELINE Assess annually Assess throughout curriculum in identified courses, co-op employment and at the end of the capstone course Assess at 6 months post graduation and annually
DATA SOURCE Institutional Research (IR) outcomes survey Presentation of capstone project proposal, (via rubric), co-op employment evaluation, assessment of communication in select courses (class rubric), booklet NU IR and PT student outcome survey
THRESHOLD TO TRIGGER CHANGE < 80% students employed in rehabilitation-related health career or enrollment in graduate studies < B grade in capstone course proposals. Benchmark of 70% involved in professional development
ASSESSMENT OF CHANGE Formal curricular assessment aligned with outcomes to identify challenges and area for improvement Re-evaluate touch points in curriculum that address goal and formulate new strategies to promote successful application of these skills Identify aspects of the curriculum and professional seminars which model professional engagement and commitment to lifelong learning, modify with additional core elements as needed

MS Occupational Ergonomics and Health

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Compare fundamental ergonomic approaches to the prevention of work-related injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and disabilities.
  • Compare and contrast the scope and types of workplace programs of ergonomics and health.
  • Create and administer integrative and innovative approaches to workplace health promotion and wellness programs.
  • Analyze factors in the work environment that affect safety and pose risks to workers.