The Program Learning Outcomes of the Martial Arts Studies Program are as follows:
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Students will demonstrate basic math and science skills.
- Students will demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate competency in the history, theory and practice of at least one of the Martial Arts and a good working knowledge of at least one other.
- Students will demonstrate a grasp of the various Martial Arts’ notion of “self cultivation” and be able to relate it to their own personal growth.
- Students will demonstrate the practical leadership skills and intercultural literacy needed to assume entry level leadership positions in business, government, and in civil society.
- Students will develop appreciation of diversity in the world and in intellectual areas such as but not limited to the humanities and the social sciences.
- Students will show the desire and ability to pursue learning throughout life.
*Note for all College of Public and International Affairs majors, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes. In martial arts practica, there is regular testing and monitoring of competencies as students go through each level of proficiency.