Academic Catalog

Health and Human Performance

Mission Statement

The mission of the Health and Human Performance Department is to provide students with a knowledge base, creating a positive attitude and lifelong skills in the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, career, social and environmental (i.e. personal health) as part of the liberal arts educational foundation. Programs in the Health and Human Performance Department seek to serve all students in a caring educational environment toward liberal arts studies in physical education and health and/or pre-professional studies as physical education, health, early childhood, and special education teachers or non-teaching allied health professionals.

Faculty and Staff

Bell, Christopher - Lecturer
Carlson, Glenn - Asst Professor
Engstrom, Jeffrey - Associate Professor
Geidner, James - Assoc Prof, Early Childhood
Johnson, Jay - Associate Professor
Kroll, David - Assistant Professor
Lebard-Rankila, Kim - Sr Lecturer
Lisdahl, Robin - Academic Dept. Assoc.
Mulhern, Donald - Lecturer
Otterson, David - Lecturer
Reinertsen, Raymond - Senior Lecturer
Simpson, William - Associate Professor
Weets, Darci - Lecturer

Course Descriptions

Coaching

COAC 341  Principles and Theory of Coaching  2.00  
Analysis of the role of the coach, including the latest information concerning legal liability, administration/organizational responsibilities; various coaching philosophies, diverse personalities of athletes, developing team cohesion, psychology of coaching and teaching techniques.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is Sophomore standing.
  
COAC 456  Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology  2.00  
Psychological and scientific principles as they pertain to understanding participants, sport and exercise environments, group processes, and performance, enhancing health and well-being and facilitating psychological growth and development.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is Sophomore standing.
  
COAC 689  Coach Elective  1.00-12.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.

Health and Human Performance 

HHP 321  Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education  2.00  
Pre-student teaching clinical experience teaching students with disabilities from K-12 in school settings. Developing Individualized Educational Programs and lesson plans based on assessments. Understanding historical and legal perspectives related to physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for HHP 321 student must be at Junior standing, Admissions to T ED for education licensure students, or Instructor Consent.
  
HHP 521  Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education  2.00  
Pre-student teaching clinical experience teaching students with disabilities from K-12 in school settings. Developing Individualized Educational Programs and lesson plans based on assessments. Understanding historical and legal perspectives related to physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Instructor consent required.
HHP 340  Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Health & Athletics  3.00  
Techniques, procedures, and principles of organizing and administering human performance, allied health and athletic programs. Emphasizes administrative structure, legal liability, and facilities management.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing, and completion of 20 credits in major area.
  
HHP 540  Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Health & Athletics  3.00  
Techniques, procedures, and principles of organizing and administering human performance, allied health and athletic programs. Emphasizes administrative structure, legal liability, and facilities management.
HHP 541  Principles and Theory of Coaching  2.00  
Analysis of the role of the coach, including the latest information concerning legal liability, administration/organizational responsibilities; various coaching philosophies, diverse personalities of athletes, developing team cohesion, psychology of coaching and teaching techniques.
HHP 362  Kinesiology  3.00  
Review of materials associated with basic muscle identification, origin, insertion, and muscle function. Students will learn functional concepts associated with agonist and antagonist, the primary lever systems, how the upper and lower chains of the body assist with function from birth to the older age, and how basic biomechanics of daily function assists with or limits everyday activities and overall health. Virtual lab style activities are used to enhance the learning environment and link knowledge to practical application of skills.
Prerequisites:
  
HHP 562  Kinesiology  3.00  
Review of materials associated with basic muscle identification, origin, insertion, and muscle function. Students will learn functional concepts associated with agonist and antagonist, the primary lever systems, how the upper and lower chains of the body assist with function from birth to the older age, and how basic biomechanics of daily function assists with or limits everyday activities and overall health. Virtual lab style activities are used to enhance the learning environment and link knowledge to practical application of skills.
HHP 363  Exercise Physiology  3.00  
Introductory lecture and laboratory course examining the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. The lecture portion covers the sub-cellular and metabolic responses to exercise, followed by the systemic responses (neuromuscular, endocrine, cardiopulmonary) as well as body composition, environmental factors, gender, aging and training principles. The laboratory section allows students to accent the lecture portion with hands-on laboratory experiences.
Prerequisites:
  
HHP 563  Exercise Physiology  3.00  
Introductory lecture and laboratory course examining the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. The lecture portion covers the sub-cellular and metabolic responses to exercise, followed by the systemic responses (neuromuscular, endocrine, cardiopulmonary) as well as body composition, environmental factors, gender, aging and training principles. The laboratory section allows students to accent the lecture portion with hands-on laboratory experiences.
HHP 372  Consumer Health  2.00  
Principles of consumerism are discussed and analyzed with regard to health care products and interventions.
HHP 422  Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education  1.00-8.00  
Understanding evidence-based adapted physical education teaching strategies and different service delivery models for individuals with disabilities in community based and clinical programs. Experience the areas of posture, motor development, physical fitness, recreation/leisure, and play related to individuals with disabilities. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisites:
    Corequisite for taking this course is enrollment in HHP 421, Instructor Consent required.
  
HHP 622  Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education  1.00-8.00  
Understanding evidence-based adapted physical education teaching strategies and different service delivery models for individuals with disabilities in community based and clinical programs. Experience the areas of posture, motor development, physical fitness, recreation/leisure, and play related to individuals with disabilities. Instructor consent required.
HHP 424  Adapted Lifetime Recreation and Sport  1.00-4.00  
This course is designed for special educators, physical educators, therapists, and other relevant professionals pertaining to the areas of motor development, physical fitness, recreation/leisure, and sport related to individuals with serious disabilities. Instructor consent required.
HHP 624  Adapted Lifetime Recreation and Sport  1.00-4.00  
This course is designed for special educators, physical educators, therapists, and other relevant professionals pertaining to the areas of motor development, physical fitness, recreation/leisure, and sport related to individuals with serious disabilities. Instructor consent required.
HHP 438  Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance  2.00  
Introduction to the field of measurement, evaluation and research in human performance. Students are required to complete an independent research project related to their intended profession. Basics of a research proposal, Institutional Review Board and power point presentations are covered.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing in HHP major.
  
HHP 638  Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance  2.00  
Introduction to the field of measurement, evaluation and research in human performance. Students are required to complete an independent research project related to their intended profession. Basics of a research proposal, Institutional Review Board and power point presentations are covered.
HHP 656  Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology  2.00  
Psychological and scientific principles as they pertain to understanding participants, sport and exercise environments, group processes, and performance, enhancing health and well-being and facilitating psychological growth and development.
HHP 460  Cardiovascular Diagnostics  3.00  
Introductory survey of theoretical considerations and practical applications of electrocardiography and other cardiac interventions.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 363 (can be concurrent).
  
HHP 660  Cardiovascular Diagnostics  3.00  
Introductory survey of theoretical considerations and practical applications of electrocardiography and other cardiac interventions.
HHP 471  Senior Seminar: Community Health Promotion  3.00  
Development, implementation, and administration of community health promotion programs. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 671  Senior Seminar: Community Health Promotion  3.00  
Development, implementation, and administration of community health promotion programs. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 490  Independent Study  1.00-6.00  
Intensive investigation of various phases, trends and/or programs in health or human performance. Each student presents a thorough paper on a selected phase, trend or problem in human performance.
Prerequisites:
    Junior Class Standing is a prerequisite for taking this course.
  
HHP 690  Independent Study  1.00-6.00  
Intensive investigation of various phases, trends and/or programs in health or human performance. Each student presents a thorough paper on a selected phase, trend or problem in human performance.
HHP 491  Fieldwork  1.00-12.00  
Varied opportunities to work in field settings. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the university. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 691  Fieldwork  1.00-12.00  
Varied opportunities to work in field settings. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the university. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 492  Experiential Learning  2.00-12.00  
Credit for certain non-classroom experiences on campus. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Credit for experience is normally sought prior to its occurrence. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 692  Experiential Learning  2.00-12.00  
Credit for certain non-classroom experiences on campus. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Credit for experience is normally sought prior to its occurrence. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 494  Workshop  1.00-8.00  
Short-term, activity/health oriented course in a specialized area. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 694  Workshop  1.00-8.00  
Short-term, activity/health oriented course in a specialized area. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Instructor consent is required.
HHP 495  Current Topics Seminar  1.00-12.00  
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
HHP 695  Current Topics Seminar  1.00-12.00  
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
HHP 496  Internship  10.00-20.00  
On-the-job experience with community agencies to provide students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. A student must work at a site a minimum of 450 hours to receive internship credit. Field Experiences Director's consent is required to enroll in this course.
HHP 696  Internship  10.00-20.00  
On-the-job experience with community agencies to provide students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. A student must work at a site a minimum of 450 hours to receive internship credit. Field Experiences Director's consent is required to enroll in this course.
HHP 700  Research Seminar  3.00  
Advanced seminar to instruct students on the procedures and sources for obtaining the latest information in the field and to provide a forum for discussion of advances in the field. Emphasis on library research, bibliographic data retrieval, writing a seminar paper, and oral presentation of the seminar paper.
Prerequisites:
    Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
  
HHP 701  Legal Liability in Human Performance and Athletics  3.00  
Case study approach to liabilities that may be encountered by schools and community agencies in their human performance, athletic, intramural and recreational programs. Interpretation of legal precedents and their implications for the organization and management of sports, including, equipment, facilities, supervision, transportation, and handling of injuries.
Prerequisites:
    Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
  
HHP 702  Administration of Athletics  3.00  
Independent study of the administrative techniques, policies and procedures necessary to successfully administer athletic programs, including current administrative problems.
HHP 703  Supervision of Human Performance  3.00  
History, philosophy, principles and techniques of supervising human performance in the elementary and secondary schools. Professional qualities and preparation of supervisors of student teachers in human performance will also be included.
Prerequisites:
    Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
  
HHP 704  Human Performance Curriculum Development  3.00  
Current types of instructional programs in elementary, middle and senior high schools. Emphasizes techniques of planning functional human performance curricula considering facilities and staff.
Prerequisites:
    Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
  

Health

HLTH 368  Drugs, Health and Human Behavior  3.00  
Current, accurate and documented information about drugs and their use and abuse. Attention will be given to understanding drug abuse, family, prevention, intervention, treatment, and drug-specific information.
Prerequisites:
  
HLTH 568  Drugs, Health and Human Behavior  3.00  
Current, accurate and documented information about drugs and their use and abuse. Attention will be given to understanding drug abuse, family, prevention, intervention, treatment, and drug-specific information.
HLTH 572  Consumer Health  2.00  
Principles of consumerism are discussed and analyzed with regard to health care products and interventions.
HLTH 589  Health Elective  1.00-9.00  
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.

Contact Information

Health and Human Performance Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Marcovich Wellness Center 1402
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-395-4673
Email: hhp@uwsuper.edu