Program Assessment

Department Assessment Plan 2011/2012 Academic Year     Assessment image

The Department of Health Studies maintains an assessment plan for its academic programs. The results are submitted in yearly reports to the University Assessment Committee.The program assessment plans are available through the links below:  

      Curriculum Mapping for Community Health

      Curriculum Mapping for Pre-Physical Therapy

      Curriculum Mapping for MPH

       Assessment Plan for Community Health Program

       Assessment Plan for Pre-Physical Therapy Program

       Assessment Plan for MPH

Assessment of Student Learning

The Department of Health Studies student learning is based on six students learning outcomes. The assessment plan includes the following measures:

  • Direct measures such as Portfolio/Capstone project evaluation
  • Indirect measures which include student exit survey, alumni and employers' surveys.

The assessments of student Learning are available through the links below:

       Student Learning Outcomes for the Community Health Program

       Student Learning Outcomes for the Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-PT) Program

       Student Learning Outcomes for the MPH Program

       Assessment Findings for the Community Health Program

       Assessment Findings for the Pre-Physical Therapy Program

       Assessment Findings for the MPH Program

       FORM 201BC: Assessment Report For Instructional Programs-Pre-PT Program

       FORM 201BC: Assessment Report For Instructional Programs-Comm Health Program

Classroom Teaching Effectiveness

Faculty use formal and informal assessments in the classroom to improve their instruction. The department chair and peers evaluate the classroom teaching effectiveness of faculty. In addition, students are encouraged to complete course evaluations for each instructor at the end of the semester through the Cougar Connect portal. These evaluations are reviewed by the respective faculty, and the department chair. Results from the students, peers and chair evaluations are used to improve the faculty teaching effectiveness within the department. Examples of tools used to evaluate teaching effectiveness are available through the links below:

     Chair Evaluation of Faculty Teaching Effectiveness

     Peer Evaluation of Faculty Teaching Effectiveness

     Students' Course Evaluation Form

Department Effectiveness Outcomes

The Department of Health Studies' effectiveness is evaluated using the College of Health Sciences key performance indicators (KPIs) such as number of students enrolled, retention and graduation rates, number of graduates produced, number of students participating in service learning and faculty scholarship productivity as seen of the links below:

       Community Health Program

       Pre-Physical Therapy Program       


Feedback from Alumni

       Graduate Testimonials (Community Health Program)

       Graduate Testimonials (Pre-Physical Therapy Program)