Course Specific Research Support for FT 180: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Fitness Technology Internship Preparation course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Content:

"Conduct research and interviews at 3 different sites in the health, fitness, wellness industry."

"Research self, industry, business"

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Adapt keywords for effective searching
  • Differentiate industry specific terms from common terms
  • Locate databases and online catalog on library home page

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for FT180

  1. Identify and use current data statistics on fitness careers from various information sources
  2. Identify relevant persons in the fitness and exercise science industry to interview
  3. Identify useful industry specific journals and news sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  • Identify providers of reliable data and research studies related to topics in fitness and exercise science
  • Determine strategies to locate fitness and exercise science professionals to interview both locally and online
  • Locate and browse current trade journals for news and industry trends

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

FT 202

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


FT 101
FT 180
FT 204


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Fitness Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger