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Health and Human Performance Department


2012-2014 Catalog

Health and Human Performance Department

Health and Human Performance Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Marcovich Wellness Center 1402
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-395-4673

Mission Top of Page

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 & 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 Top of Page

For the current Faculty listing, please visit the Department website.

Course Descriptions Top of Page

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COAC - CoachingTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COAC 689Coach Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
ECED - Early Childhood EducationTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ECED 681Seminars in Early Childhood0.50 - 4.00
Selected topics and problems in the area of early childhood. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
 
HHP - Health and Human PerformanceTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HHP 521Adapted Human Performance (PE)2.00
Activity selection, curricular development and program implementation in teaching exceptional/special needs students. Includes hands-on intervention with exceptional/special needs students.
HHP 540Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Health & Athletics3.00
Techniques, procedures, and principles of organizing and administering human performance, allied health and athletic programs. Emphasizes administrative structure, legal liability, and facilities management.
HHP 541Principles and Theory of Coaching2.00
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 having completed HHP 102, HHP 110, and Sophomore standing.
HHP 562Kinesiology2.00
A review of the basic principles of human biomechanics including an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and its levers which generate torque to facilitate movement.
HHP 563Exercise Physiology3.00
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:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 282 and HLTH 264 and HLTH 265 or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
HHP 566Principles Of Nutrition3.00
Lecture-discussion course covering the basics of human nutrition including the macro and micro nutrients, the role of nutrition in health, weight loss and weight gain practices, erogenic aids and supplements. Also addresses nutrition through the lifespan and global implications. Students required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 110, HLTH 264, HLTH 265, or BIOL 270, and BIOL 280.
HHP 567Human Sexuality3.00
Covers the biological, sociological, and psychological dimensions of human sexuality. Special emphasis on the education aspects.
HHP 622Adaptive Human Performance (PE) Fieldwork1.00 - 8.00
Work experience with exceptional/special needs individuals. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the university.
HHP 624Coaching Students with Special Needs1.00 - 4.00
Theory, principles and practical application of coaching sports for exceptional/special needs students. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. On demand.
HHP 638Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance2.00
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 656Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology2.00
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 660Cardiovascular Diagnostics3.00
Introductory survey of theoretical considerations and practical applications of electrocardiography and other cardiac interventions.
HHP 669Pathophysiology of Disease\Prevention and Control3.00
Introductory course of basic pathophysiology including epidemiological basics, infectious and non-infectious diseases, systemic responses, and an in-depth study of the leading causes of death in the United States and Canada (coronary heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease), as well as common disorders (muscular, skeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive systems.) Students are required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
HHP 670Community and Environmental Health3.00
Survey of health and environmental issues as they relate to the global community. The organizations, resources and personnel involved in promotion and maintenance of the health of a community. Also examines health education theories as they relate to creating a professional health promotion plan.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 102, HHP 110, and Junior class standing.
HHP 671Senior Seminar: Community Health Promotion3.00
Development, implementation, and administration of community health promotion programs.
HHP 690Independent Study1.00 - 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:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing, 3.0 grade point average, and consent of instructor.
HHP 691Fieldwork1.00 - 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.
HHP 692Experiential Learning1.00 - 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.
HHP 694Workshop1.00 - 8.00
Short-term, activity/health oriented course in a specialized area. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
HHP 695Current Topics Seminar1.00 - 12.00
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
HHP 696Internship10.00 - 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 700Research Seminar3.00
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 701Legal Liability in Human Performance and Athletics3.00
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 702Administration of Athletics3.00
Independent study of the administrative techniques, policies and procedures necessary to successfully administer athletic programs, including current administrative problems.
HHP 703Supervision of Human Performance3.00
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 704Human Performance Curriculum Development3.00
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.
 
HLTH - HealthTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HLTH 568Drugs, Health and Human Behavior3.00
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 572Consumer Health2.00
Principles of consumerism are discussed and analyzed with regard to health care products and interventions.
HLTH 589Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalen to a UW-Superior course.
 
HWM - Health & Wellness ManagementTop of Page
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HWM 499Special Topics in Health and Wellness Management3.00

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