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ERIC Number: ED518782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 123
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-0696-7
A Mixed Method Evaluation of an Undergraduate Physical Education and Exercise Science Program as It Relates to Professional Preparedness
Dolciato, Ronald P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Colleges and universities are being held more and more accountable for outcomes. Therefore, it is important that a college knows how its curriculum truly prepares individual students for their desired field of employment. This study was completed to determine the extent to which graduates of a physical education and exercise science program believed the curriculum adequately prepared them for their capstone experience, graduate school, and their professional careers in the allied health field. Preparation was examined by asking graduates not only if they felt prepared in specific areas, but also if they believed the preparation was important in relation to what was needed for graduate school and their professional careers. This study was conducted through a mixed method design that included quantitative data from a survey sent out to a 30 year pool of graduates and qualitative data that was obtained through interviews of selected survey participants. The results will hopefully yield some insight as to what changes can be made to better fulfill the program objectives for the university being evaluated as well as similar programs elsewhere. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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