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Learning Outcomes and Careers 

The Program Learning Outcomes of the Martial Arts Studies Program are as follows:

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills
  2. Students will demonstrate basic math and science skills
  3. Students will demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  4. 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
  5. 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<
  6. Students will demonstrate the practical leadership skills and intercultural literacy needed to assume entry level leadership positions in business, government, and in civil society
  7. 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.
  8. 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.




Students may choose one of several career tracks in criminal justice, health sciences, or business and may go on to pursue careers in the medical sciences, business, psychology, human services, or media. Students may also choose to pursue graduate study in areas such as global development or international law. Career tracks:

  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • Business Owner
  • Sports Psychologist/ Therapist
  • Journalism/ Media
  • Teacher/ College Professor
  • Criminologist
  • DEA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • INS Agent
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service
  • Nutritionist
  • Recreation Therapist