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Campus Recreation Learning Outcomes

A student who participates in Campus Recreation activities will be able to:

  • Practice healthy behavior in community with a diverse group of people, realizing the exercise benefits in cognitive, physical, social and spiritual domains.
  • Understand the importance of team play, teamwork, and healthy social interactions in sports competition and beyond.
  • Make purposeful decisions regarding the balance of education, work, and leisure time.
  • Integrate faith with recreational activities through community and outdoor experiences that show an appreciation of the body and nature as God's creation.

Effectiveness Strategies

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes. Examples include:

  • Surveys and reflective essays scored by a rubric.
  • Campus Recreation is collaborating with the Natural Sciences Division on a study of exercise benefits to Fitness Program Participants.
  • GPAs of participants in each Campus Recreation program will be compared to Seaver GPA to see if participation is correlated to higher academic performance
  • ACHA-NCHA data is used to assess use and need of services in exercise programs and intramural sports, as well as evidence for correlated benefits of exercise and engagement in organized sports.