Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Physical Education


2010-2012 Catalog

Physical Education

Physical Education Program Top of Page

Faculty and Academic Staff

Glenn R. Carlson, Department Chair, Assistant Professor
Jeffrey W. Engstrom, Associate Professor
Dr. Jay R. Johnson, Associate Professor
David F. Kroll, Assistant Professor/Athletic Trainer
Kim Lebard-Rankila, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Donald Mulhern, Lecturer/Head Women's Basketball Coach
Raymond Reinertsen, Senior Lecturer
Dr. William F. Simpson, Assistant Professor

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Physical Education Major program which includes the following concentrations:  Physical Education (EC-A Teaching Certification), Exercise Science (comprehensive - requires no minor), Community Health Promotion, and Wellness/Fitness Management (liberal arts). Minors are available in Health (liberal arts), Health Education, Coaching, Sports Management, and Health and Human Performance.

HHP 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 teachers or non-teaching allied health professionals.

Goals Statement

The goal of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Health and Human Performance Department is to:

  • Foster the intellectual growth of all students concerning wellness for life as a core of their liberal arts experience.
  • Develop critical thinking skills, positive attitudes and personal responsibility in all students toward leading productive and healthy lifestyles.
  • Graduate certified physical education/health teachers who are engaged in their professional endeavors, able to impart knowledge and skills to diverse populations in a variety of educational settings.
  • Graduate allied health professionals who make a positive contribution to society.
  • Achieve accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the undergraduate curriculum in exercise science.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Health and Human Performance programs hope to develop these attributes in all students as part of the liberal arts mission of the university by providing a well-rounded, dynamic experience in the wellness course.

Philosophy Statement

"The mind cannot live without the body." 
"The body cannot live without the mind."

            Morpheus, "The Matrix," 1999     

The Health and Human Performance Department believes in the education of the total person, body, soul and spirit in that:

  • Developing a knowledge base and critical thinking skills concerning responsibility for individual wellness is critical for all human beings.
  • All students should be given the opportunity to develop a positive attitude toward healthy behaviors for a lifetime.
  • Learning takes place best when there is an emotional attachment; therefore, students need to be engaged in the curriculum.
  • Attitudes are caught not taught; teachers must be excited about their courses and the environment in which they teach.
  • As we learn to move, we move to learn; and we all have the responsibility to become aware of and learn to respect diversity among people.
  • The teaching-learning process is a two-way street; the student-teacher relationship should revolve around good, honest communication, valued learning experiences and assessments, and should bring about expected outcomes for both parties.

We strongly recommend that all majors retain textbooks, course notes and major papers in each of the major courses. These materials will be important assets in other courses in your major and/or minor.

All students with majors or minors in Physical Education and Health must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses in the major and/or minor.

Students seeking teacher certification must meet the requirements detailed in the Teacher Education sections of this catalog.

Liberal Education Requirement

To fulfill the Liberal Education Requirement, all students must successfully complete HHP 102 Health and Wellness. Students with medical restrictions should contact the coordinator of HHP 102 labs before the first lab session. Physical Education majors and minors must earn a grade of C+ or better in HHP 102.

Prerequisites

Students should note that several Health and Human Performance courses at the 200, 300 and 400 levels have specific course prerequisites. These prerequisites are indicated in the Course Descriptions portion of this catalog.

Experiential Learning - Fieldwork - Internship

The faculty of the Health and Human Performance Department believe that a well-designed and meaningful work experience, which builds on the academic foundation provided by a college education, can greatly enhance the total learning experience and facilitate the transition from college to the professional world. Academic credits awarded for Fieldwork, Experiential Learning, range from 1-12. Credits for Internship range from 10-20. Interested students should read the Health and Human Performance Internship Handbook and contact the instructor for additional information.

Senior Experience

At the culmination of the senior internship, fieldwork or other experiential learning project, students are required to develop an interactive, media-oriented presentation on a topic related to the experience and knowledge gained during the practical experience. Presentations will be made during Senior Experience Day scheduled at the end of each semester. 

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to maintain academic integrity in meeting requirements for an undergraduate degree. Evidence of academic misconduct may result in certain sanctions, such as failure in a course or dismissal from the program. Chapter 14 of the UW-Superior Student Disciplinary Procedures of the Wisconsin Administrative Code for the University of Wisconsin System outlines the procedures for identifying academic misconduct and the appropriate sanctions.

Immoral Conduct - Incompetency

A student may be denied admission to the certification program under Wisconsin Administration Code for the Department of Public Instruction PI 34.35 dealing with Incompetency and Immoral Conduct. Recommendations for certification can also be denied under the same statute.

The following are statutory definitions: "Immoral Conduct" means conduct or behavior which is contrary to commonly accepted moral or ethical standards and endangers the health, welfare and safety or education of any pupil. "Incompetency" means a pattern of inadequate performance of duties or the lack of ability, legal qualifications or fitness to discharge required duties, and which endangers the health, welfare, safety or education of any pupils.

See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

Physical Education Major -- Physical Education EC-A Teacher Certification Top of Page

(Formerly K-12 Teacher Certification)

59 Credits

The Physical Education Major, EC-A Licensure program, follows the teacher certification policies and guidelines established by the UW-Superior Teacher Education Program. HHP 110, Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors, helps students interested in the program to understand its requirements. Upper-level courses are then required in both departments. 

Students seeking EC-A teacher certification are required to take selected courses in Physical Education and Teacher Education in a prescribed sequence. It is critical the sequence be followed. Taking courses out of sequence or missing required courses can result in significant delay in completing degree requirements. See your advisor for information on the program requirements and a suggested four-year plan.

*Certification in Lifeguarding and WSI is highly recommended (HHP 312/HHP 413)

Required activity courses:

HHP 125         Basketball  --  .5 credit
HHP 126         Field Sports, Team Handball and Flag Football  -- .5 credit
HHP 127         Soccer -- .5 credit
HHP 128         Softball --  .5 credit
HHP 130         Volleyball --  .5 credit
HHP 133         Folk/Square Dance  -- 2 credits
HHP 203         Group Fitness -- 1 credit
*HHP 213, 312, 313, 412 or 413 Aquatics -- 1 credit
HHP 217         Curling and Broomball  --  .5 credit
HHP 218         Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing -- .5 credit
HHP 233         Children's Games -- 2 credits
HHP 234         Children's Tumbling -- 1 credit
HHP 235         Children's Rhythms -- 2 credits
HHP 275         Tennis/Racquetball  -- 1 credit
HHP 276         Archery -- .5 credit
HHP 277         Badminton -- .5 credit
HHP 278         Golf  -- .5 credit
HHP 280         Track and Field -- 1 credit

Required professional theory courses:

HHP 110         Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors -- 1 credit
HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education -- 2 credits
HHP 250         Fieldwork (Coaching)  -- 1 credit
HHP 252         Essentials of Care and Prevention in AthleticTraining  --  2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function --  3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function --  3 credits
HHP 282         Introduction to Physical Assessment and Evaluation  -- 1 credit
HHP 321         Adapted Human Performance -- 2 credits
HHP 330         Teaching High School Human Performance Activities -- 1 credit
HHP 332         Motor Learning -- 3 credits
HHP 337         Practicum in HHP 102 Lab  -- 1 credit
HHP 339         Methods and Curriculum in Secondary Human Performance -- 3 credits
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 341         Principles and Theory of Coaching -- 2 credits
HHP 362         Kinesiology -- 2 credits
HHP 363         Exercise Physiology  -- 3 credits
HHP 421         Assessment of Exceptional Child in Human Performance -- 2 credits
HHP 422         Adaptive Human Performance (P.E.) Fieldwork -- 1 credit
HHP 435         Theories of Elementary School Human Performance -- 3 credits
HHP 438         Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance -- 2 credits
HHP 456         Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology --  2 credits

TED Requirements for Teacher Certification

Certification in Exceptional Education: Physical Education EC-A Certification only Top of Page

13.5 credits

In addition to completing the EC-A Certification in Physical Education, students must also complete the following to be certified in Exceptional Education: Physical Education.

HHP 267         Introduction to Mental Health and StressManagement -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 423         Adapted Aquatics --  .5 credit
HHP 424         Coaching Students with Special Needs --1 credit
TED 488         Learners with Exceptional Needs: CD, LD, EBD  -- 3 credits
PSYC 402        Applied Behavior Analysis  -- 3 credits
or
PSYC 462        Theories of Psychotherapy -- 3 credit

--    Wellness/Fitness Management Concentration Top of Page

35 credits

The Wellness/Fitness Management concentration prepares graduates for a variety of entry-level professional programs in the fitness and health promotion industry and preventive health and fitness (wellness, health clubs, etc).

HHP 110         Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors -- 1 credit
HHP 100-200   activity courses - 2 credits
HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education --  2 credits
HHP 160         Introduction to Health Science -- 2 credits
HHP 203         Group Fitness -- 1 credit
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function  -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 282         Introduction to Physical Assessment and Exercise Evaluation -- 1 credit
HHP 303         Personal Trainer -- 2 credits
HHP 312         Lifeguard Training -- 1 credit
HHP 332         Motor Learning -- 3 credits
HHP 337         Practicum in HHP 102 Lab --  2 credits
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 363         Exercise Physiology  -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition -- 3 credits
300-400-level electives  --  3 credits

 

--    Exercise Science Concentration (Comprehensive) Top of Page

58 credits

The Exercise Science concentration is a broad-based program that provides the knowledge and skills needed to acquire a variety of jobs in areas such as adult fitness, industrial medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, pre-physical or occupational therapy or even chiropractic or medical schools.  Students gain basic and advanced knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, nutrition and health and clinical exercise physiology. They also learn about teaching, leadership, organization and administration, and safety and emergency response skills. 

HHP 110         Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors  - 1 credit
HHP 100-200   activity courses  -- 2 credits
HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education --  2 credits
HHP 160         Introduction to Health Science -- 2 credits
HHP 203         Group Fitness  -- 1 credit
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 282         Introduction to Physical Assessment and Exercise Evaluation -- 1 credit
HHP 303         Personal Trainer -- 2 credits
HHP 312         Lifeguard Training -- 1 credit
HHP 332         Motor Learning -- 3 credits
HHP 337         Practicum in HHP 102 Lab -- 2 credits
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of HumanPerformance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 362         Kinesiology  --  2 credits
HHP 363         Exercise Physiology  -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition -- 3 credits
HHP 413         Water Safety Instructor -- 2 credits
HHP 460         Cardiovascular Diagnostics -- 3 credits
HHP 494         Senior Workshop/Projects -- 3 credits
HHP 496         Internship  -- 10 credits

Electives -- 6 credits

--    Community Health Promotion Concentration (Comprehensive) Top of Page

59 credits

The Community Health Promotion concentration provides a solid foundational program combined with certifications, offering practical experience through internship. The major leads to many community health fields ranging from nursing, public health service organizations, county health departments, and FDA.

HHP 110         Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors -- 1 credit
HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education --  2 credits
HHP 160         Introduction to Health Science  -- 2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function  --  3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 267         Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management  -- 3 credits
HHP 282         Introduction to Physical Assessment and Exercise Evaluation  -- 1 credit
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition  -- 3 credits
HHP 367         Human Sexuality -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 372         Consumer Health -- 2 credits
HHP 438         Measurement and Evaluation  --  2 credits
HHP 458         Certifications in Health  -- 2 credits
HHP 469         Pathophysiology of Disease: Prevention and Control -- 3 credits
HHP 470         Community and Environmental Health -- 3 credits
HHP 494         Senior Workshop/Projects -- 3 credits
HHP 496         Internship  -- 10 credits
BIOL 360        Parasitology  -- 4 credits
PSYC 320        Health Psychology  -- 3 credits

 

Coaching Minor Top of Page

(Meets Wisconsin and Minnesota Coaching Certification Requirements.)

26 credits

HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and SafetyEducation -- 2 credits
HHP 241-249     Coaching of Specific Sports -- 2 credits
HHP 250         Fieldwork (Coaching) -- 2 credits
HHP 252         Essentials of Care and Prevention in Athletic Training --  2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function --  3 credits
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 341         Principles and Theory of Coaching -- 2 credits
HHP 362         Kinesiology -- 2 credits
HHP 363         Exercise Physiology  -- 3 credits
HHP 456         Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology -- 2 credits

Health Education Minor  -- EC-A Teacher Certification Top of Page

(Formerly K-12 Teacher Certification)

31 credits

HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education -- 2 credits
HHP 160         Introduction to Health Science -- 2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function  -- 3 credits
HHP 267         Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management -- 3 credits
HHP 338         Methods and Curriculum in Health Promotion (K-12) -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition -- 3 credits
HHP 367         Human Sexuality  -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 469         Pathophysiology of Disease: Prevention and Control  -- 3 credits
HHP 470         Community and Environmental Health  --  3 credits
TED     Requirements for Teacher Certification

 

Health Education Minor  -- MC-EA Teacher Certification Top of Page

(Formerly K-9 Teacher Certification)

(Elementary Education Majors Only)

26 credits

HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education --  2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function  -- 3 credits
HHP 267         Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management -- 3 credits
HHPEd 344    Health Content, Methods and Curriculum for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition -- 3 credits
HHP 367         Human Sexuality -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 469         Pathophysiology of Disease: Preventionand Control -- 3 credits

Health Minor Top of Page

23 credits

HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education -- 2 credits
HHP 264         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 265         Human Structure and Function -- 3 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition  -- 3 credits
HHP 367         Human Sexuality -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 469         Pathophysiology of Disease: Prevention and Control -- 3 credits
HHP 470         Community and Environmental Health -- 3 credits

Health and Human Performance Minor Top of Page

23 credits

Activity courses -- 4 credits
Human Performance theory courses --  6 credits
HHP 158         Responding to Emergencies and Safety Education  --  2 credits
HHP 160         Introduction to Health Science --  2 credits
HHP 366         Principles of Nutrition -- 3 credits
HHP 368         Drugs, Health and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
HHP 470         Community and Environmental Health -- 3 credits

Sport Management Minor Top of Page

22 credits

Required courses:

HHP 252         Essentials of Care and Prevention in Athletic Training -- 2 credits
HHP 340         Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Allied Health and Athletics -- 3 credits
HHP 341         Principles and Theory of Coaching -- 2 credits
HHP 456         Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology -- 2 credits
HHP 492         Experiential Learning, SID, AD, FC, PA --  2 credits
BUS 380         Principles of Management -- 3 credits
BUS 370         Principles of Marketing -- 3 credits

Minimum of two credits from the following:

LSTU 115       Law and Human Behavior -- 3 credits
LSTU 228       Contract Law -- 2 credits
BUS 211         Business Law I  -- 3 credits

and

Minimum of three credits from the following:

COMM 134     Audio Production -- 3 credits
COMM 203     News Gathering and Reporting -- 3 credits
COMM 251     Principles of Persuasion -- 3 credits
COMM 261     Principles of Video Production -- 3 credits


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