Health and Human Performance

Mission Statement 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 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 in physical education, health, early childhood, or non-teaching allied health professions.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Geidner, James - Associate Professor
Johnson, Jay - Associate Professor
Karvonen, Danielle - Senior Lecturer
Kroll, David - Assistant Professor
LaRue, Amy - Senior Lecturer
Lebard-Rankila, Kim - Assistant Professor
Lisdahl, Robin - Academic Dept. Associate
MacKay, Jennifer - Senior Lecturer
Reinertsen, Raymond - Senior Lecturer
Simpson, William - Associate Professor
Vanderveen, Sydny - Senior Lecturer

Majors Top of Page

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Course Descriptions Top of Page

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COAC - Coaching
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COAC 189Coach Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
COAC 241Coaching of Specific Sport-Volleyball2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning of volleyball.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COAC 242Coaching of Specific Sport-Football2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning of football.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COAC 243Coaching of Specific Sport-Basketball2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning of basketball.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COAC 244Coaching of Specific Sports: Track & Field/Cross-Country2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning for all aspects of track and field plus cross country.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COAC 245Coaching of Specific Sports-Baseball/Softball2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COAC 246Coach Of Spec Spts-Soccer2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COAC 249Coaching of Specific Sports: Ice Hockey2.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods and conditioning of ice hockey.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COAC 250Coaching Fieldwork1.00 - 5.00
Experience in coaching sports activities. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job coaching. Consent of instructor is required to register for this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COAC 289Coach Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
COAC 341Principles 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 Sophomore standing.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COAC 389Coach Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
COAC 456Foundations 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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Sophomore standing.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COAC 489Coach Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
HHP - Health and Human Performance
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HHP 100Sports Conditioning I1.00
Physical skills and stamina needed to participate in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Human Performance and Health Promotion. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 101Sports Conditioning II1.00
Provides skill development and conditioning necessary to participate in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 102Health and Wellness3.00
Basic knowledge and understanding of health and critical thinking that provides students with the opportunity to develop and implement a plan for reaching their optimal level of functioning physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, spiritually, environmentally and occupationally. Does not count toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Note: Students with medical restrictions should contact the lab coordinator of HHP 102 before the first lab session. Physical Education majors and minors must earn a grade of C or better in HHP 102.
University Studies Requirements:
Health & Human Performance
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 105Sports Conditioning III1.00
This course will pay special attention to the physical training and conditioning necessary to participate in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 106Sports Conditioning IV1.00
Physical training and conditioning necessary to participate in varsity sports in the primary objective of this course. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 110Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors1.00
Summary of the catalog course schedules, careers, and professional opportunities available to the HHP majors/minors. Advisors will be assigned and a tentative four year plan will be developed. Scientific and professional organizations, professional journals, certifications, resumes and the job search process will be given consideration. Selected guest presenters will provide insight into career options.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 113Level II & Level III Swimming Certification (Beginning and Advanced Beginning)1.00
Level II covers primary skills for the beginner. Level III introduces stroke readiness.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 117Alpine Skiing1.00
Basic skills, techniques, conditioning, strategy, safety and rules of alpine skiing.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 119Skating0.50
Basic skills, techniques, conditioning, strategy, safety and rules of ice skating.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 125Basketball0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of basketball emphasizing the competencies needed in teaching.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 126Field Sports, Team Handball and Flag Football0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of team sports and team handball emphasizing the competencies needed in teaching.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 127Soccer0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of soccer emphasizing the competencies needed in teaching.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 128Softball0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of softball emphasizing the competencies needed in teaching.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 130Volleyball0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of volleyball emphasizing the competencies needed in teaching.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 133Social and Square Dance3.00
Fundamentals of various styles and techniques of movement and dance.
University Studies Requirements:
Fine Arts - Aesthetic
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 141Outdoor Education Climbing1.00
This course is a basic skills of climbing that includes knowledge and skill development in the following areas: equipment and equipment checks, knots, belay technique, safety checks and climbing techniques in a variety of situations and environments.
HHP 142Paddling1.00
This course is a basic skills of paddling course that includes knowledge and skill development in the following areas: equipment and equipment checks, knots, paddling technique, safety protocol and paddling techniques in a variety of situations and environments using a variety of watercraft including canoes and kayaks.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 150Invasion, Striking and Field Activities in PE4.00
A content course addressing teaching strategies, movements, skill development and knowledge, rules and tactics of selected activities in Physical Education. Students will gain practice in planning, teaching, and assessment related to Physical Education.
Prerequisites:
HHP 110
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 151Target, Net and Wall Activities in PE4.00
A content course addressing teaching strategies, movements, skill development and knowledge, rules and tactics of selected activities in Physical Education. Students will gain practice in planning, teaching, and assessment Physical Education.
Prerequisites:
HHP 110
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 181Self Defense1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of self defense.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 182Weight Training1.00
Basic knowledge and skills of weight training; terms, resistance, techniques, programs, safety concepts, with practical application of these concepts being the primary outcome.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 185Racquetball1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of racquetball.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 186Shooting Sports:Riflery1.00
Shooting Sports: Riflery - Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of riflery.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 187Shooting Sports: Pistols1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of pistol shooting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 188Riding1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of riding.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 189Physical Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior Course.
HHP 203Group Fitness1.00
Active participation in group exercises that promote cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and flexibility.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 204Aqua Dynamics1.00
Individual fitness through specific aquatic activities
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 213Level IV & V (Intermediate) American Red Cross Certification & Basic Water Safety1.00
Level IV covers stroke development and increases swimmer endurance. Level V involves refinement and coordination of key strokes. Also introduces basic water safety skills.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 217Curling-Broomball0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of curling and broomball for teaching.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 218Cross Country Ski-Snowshoe0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy, and rules of cross country, skiing/snowshoeing for teaching.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 233Elementary School Human Performance Activities-Children's Games3.00
Various activities pertinent to elementary school children, with emphasis on teaching and class management.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 235Children's Rhythms & Tumbling3.00
Various activities pertinent to elementary school children, with emphasis on teaching and class management.
Prerequisites:
HHP 133
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 252Introduction into Sports and Exercise Medicine2.00
An introduction into the prevention and basic care of sports injuries. A theory and laboratory experience providing knowledge and understanding of the many aspects of health care for the recreational and competitive athlete.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 275Tennis-Racquetball1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy and rules of tennis/racquetball emphasizing individual competencies for teaching purposes.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 276Archery0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy and rules of archery emphasizing individual competencies for teaching purposes.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 277Badminton and Recreational Net Games0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy and rules of badminton and recreational net games emphasizing individual competencies for teaching purposes.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 278Golf0.50
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy and rules of golf emphasizing individual competencies for teaching purposes.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 279Tennis1.00
Basic skills, techniques, safety, conditioning, strategy and rules of tennis emphasizing individual competencies for teaching purposes.
HHP 280Track and Field1.00
Theory and techniques, safety, strategy, training schedules, coaching methods, conditioning, psychology, and other aspects of all levels of track and cross country.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 282Introduction to Physical Assessment and Exercise Evaluation1.00
Basic laboratory, clinical, and field evaluation skills used in health and fitness, exercise physiology and physical education. Skills include health and risk assessment, cardiopulmonary evaluation, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and general anthrometrics. Also covers metabolic equations and an introduction to common medications encountered by exercise professionals. This is a hands-on class which prepares the student for the exercise physiology class
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 289Physical Education Elective0.50 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HHP 300Varsity Sports I1.00
Intensive study and practice of fundamentals and team play in varsity sports. Will not count toward Health and Human Performance major or minor. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 301Varsity Sports II1.00
Skill,strategy,conditioning refinement for team play in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 304Principles of Aqua-Dynamics2.00
Practical applications of the principles of directing aerobic activities, including components of fitness, physiological-psychological benefits of aerobic activity, training methods and teaching techniques.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 305Varsity Sports III1.00
Advanced skill/strategy refinement for team play in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 306Varsity Sports IV1.00
Advanced preparation in conditioning/skills/strategies for participation in varsity sports. Not applicable toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 312Aquatic Safety1.00
Provides knowledge and skill regarding patron safety and enjoyment in and around aquatic facilities. Course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to aquatic emergencies. A swimming and diving pretest is required. Successful completion of this course and requirements established by the American Red Cross will provide the participant with a certificate for Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Attendant.
Prerequisites:
HLTH 158 is prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 313Level VI,VII Advanced Swimming (ARC) and Emergency Water Safety1.00
Refining strokes to enable swimming efficiency and long-distance swimming. Students also engage in a variety of aquatic activities and water safety techniques.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 314Scuba2.00
Classroom work and water training required for taking open-water dive.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 317Advanced Winter Sports1.00
Instruction and participation in advanced levels of winter sport activities.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 321Adapted 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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing or Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HHP 332Motor Learning3.00
Perceptual and motor learning concepts associated with skill development.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and HLTH 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 335Sports Medicine Laboratory I3.00
In depth study of prevention, evaluation, care, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries pertaining to physical activity. Special emphasis on evaluation and rehabilitation of specific body regions in conjunction with the healing process.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 252.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 336Sports Medicine Laboratory II3.00
Continuation course in prevention, evaluation, care and treatment of injuries as they pertain to physical activity. Special emphasis on the role of evaluation and the use of physical agents in conjunction with the healing process.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 335.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 337Practicum in HHP 102 Lab1.00 - 2.00
This course is designed to allow the student to apply knowledge and skills acquired in prior coursework by working with apparently healthy adults in an applied setting.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 282, HHP 363, and HLTH 264 and HLTH 265, or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
HHP 339Methods and Curriculum In Secondary Physical Education3.00
Teaching methods, materials and fundamental principles in curriculum development for secondary physical educators. A passing score on the PPST is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HHP110 and having passed the PPST.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 340Organization 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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing, and completion of 20 credits in major area.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 352Principles of Athletic Training2.00
Advanced investigation into the care and prevention of injuries that occur with physical activity. A sports medicine approach into the areas of recognition, management, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries related to athletic, recreational and occupational activity.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 252.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 362Kinesiology3.00
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:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HLTH 264, HLTH 265 or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 363Exercise 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 372Consumer Health2.00
Principles of consumerism are discussed and analyzed with regard to health care products and interventions.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 376Advanced Individual Sports1.00 - 6.00
Instruction and participation in advanced levels of individual and dual sports.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 389Physical Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HHP 403Health Coach3.00
The content covered in this course will address a wide spectrum of health and behavioral concepts with focus areas in: behavioral science, nutrition, kinesiology, exercise science, screening and fitness assessments, client program design, and legal and ethical concerns related to allied health professions. Special consideration for children and seniors will be covered along with other special needs populations. Students will understand how to design and coach both healthy populations and special needs populations through nutritional and fitness behavioral change and exercise programming. Students will gain the knowledge required of an entry level health coach and will also be eligible to sit for an approved certification upon completion.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of HHP 282, HHP 362, HLTH 366, or consent of Instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 412Lifeguard Training Instructor1.00
American Red Cross program to qualify an individual to teach the American Red Cross Water Safety course.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 413Water Safety Instructor (WSI)2.00
American Red Cross program to qualify an individual to teach the ARC Swimming courses.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 414Scuba-Open Water Certification2.00
Open water dive requirements for certification.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 314 or its equivalent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 417Programs of Certification in Winter Sports Activities-Instructor's Training-Skiing2.00
Program of certification by National Organization for Winter Sports.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 421Assessment of the Exceptional Child in Human Performance (PE)2.00
Federal and state laws pertaining to the education of exceptional/special needs students, knowledge of the major characteristics of the disability areas, process for referral, placement and programming, and mainstreaming.
Prerequisites:
Co-requisite for taking this course is HHP 422.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HHP 422Adaptive 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.
Prerequisites:
Corequisite for taking this course is enrollment in HHP 421.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HHP 423Adaptive Aquatics0.50
Work experience with exceptional/special needs individuals in an aquatic environment. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 424Coaching 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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 435Theories of Human Performance for the Elementary School3.00
(For Human Performance majors.) Theory and practice of the various activities in the elementary human performance program as well as curriculum development. School observation required.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HHP 437Practicum in Health1.00 - 16.00
Experience under direct supervision in teaching human performance activities.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 438Measurement 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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing in HHP major.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 458Certification/Certificate Preparation1.00 - 12.00
Students are given mentoring towards sitting for credential: Certificate or Certification that enhances their professional pursuits. Assistance with study guides, preparatory courses such as webinars will be required for completion of this course. Instructor consent required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 460Cardiovascular Diagnostics3.00
Introductory survey of theoretical considerations and practical applications of electrocardiography and other cardiac interventions.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 336 (can be concurrent).
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 463Practicum in Fitness Lab1.00 - 2.00
Practical and professional application relevant to organization, equipment maintenance, test administration, and interpretation of fitness programs in corporate. community, school settings.
HHP 471Senior Seminar: Community Health Promotion3.00
Development, implementation, and administration of community health promotion programs. Instructor consent is required.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 489Physical Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HHP 490Independent 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:
Junior Class Standing is a prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 491Fieldwork1.00 - 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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 492Experiential 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. Instructor consent is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 493Special/Student Initiated Seminar1.00 - 6.00
Specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar when there is sufficient student interest.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 494Workshop1.00 - 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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 495Current Topics Seminar1.00 - 12.00
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 496Internship10.00 - 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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 497Senior Capstone Experience0.00
Required culminating senior year project that integrates and synthesizes the student's coursework (theories, concepts, skill competencies) into a formal project and experience. This experience is to be negotiated with the student's major advisor and instructor for final consent and approval prior to the student's last semester of coursework before graduation. Senior capstone is paired with another course in the major. See Health and Human Performance major descriptions for paired courses in the Exercise Science program. Student must participate in a public presentation; i.e., Poster Session, Power Point presentation. Pass-Fail. Arranged. Instructor Consent is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
 
HHPED - Health and Human Performance Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HHPED 343Physical Education Methods/Curriculum for Classroom Teachers3.00
Content areas in human performance for the elementary, middle and secondary schools including rhythms, stunts and tumbling, simple games, fitness and manipulative activities. Teaching methods, instructional materials and evaluation techniques for each content area in a well-balanced integrated activity based curriculum for classroom teachers. Mini-teaching in the various areas emphasized. Admissions to the Teacher Education Program. S16, S17.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring and Summer Terms
HHPED 344Health Methods/Curriculum for Classroom Teachers3.00
Content areas in health education for the elementary, middle and secondary schools, including personal health, disease, mental health, nutrition, safety and first aid, drugs, sexuality, consumer health, community health, and environmental health. Teaching methods, instructional materials and evaluation techniques for each content area in a comprehensive school health education program. Students develop unit and lesson plans for the selected grade levels. Opportunities provided for practice teaching. Admissions to the Teacher Education Program. F15, F 16.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
 
HLTH - Health
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HLTH 158Responding To Emergencies and Safety Education2.00
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Emphasis also given to the prevention of injuries and illness, with a focus on personal health and safety. American Red Cross certification for CPR and Advanced First Aid will be awarded at the successful completion of the American Red Cross requirements.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 160Introduction to Health Science and Terminology2.00
Interdisciplinary review of content areas of health and allied health terminology.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 189Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 264Human Structure & Function3.00
Applied physiological and applied anatomical facts and concepts are reviewed, including basic principles, chemistry, the cell, tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. A virtual laboratory is used to link classroom activities and lectures to anatomical examples and functional application of knowledge.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite or corequisite for enrolling in this course is HHP 110.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 265Human Structure & Function3.00
Applied physiological and applied anatomical facts and concepts are reviewed, including the blood, endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, and urinary systems, immunity, water, and acid-base balance. A virtual laboratory is used to link classroom activities and lectures to anatomical examples and functional application of knowledge.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite or corequisite for enrolling in this course is HHP 110.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 267Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management3.00
Exploration of the mind-body link in mental health and individual wellness. Subject areas include emotional well-being, mental illness, life crises, stress, and healthy stress management.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 289Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 300Maternal Child Health3.00
Public health issues affecting the health and well-being of women, children, and families. A multidisciplinary perspective that integrates the demographic, epidemiological, economic, behavioral, biological, social, cultural and environmental aspects.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 301Infant Health and Development3.00
Applications of the seven dimensions of Health and Wellness (e.g, physical, intellectual, emotional, social, economic and environmental) to infancy. Students explore the foundations of infant health and development. Covers common infant health problems.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 366Principles 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:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 367Human Sexuality3.00
Covers the biological, sociological, and psychological dimensions of human sexuality. Special emphasis on the education aspects.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 368Drugs, 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.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HLTH 264, HLTH 265 or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 389Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 400Substance Abuse Counseling3.00
This course reviews key concepts used in substance abuse treatment from both a historical and current perspective, including theoretical models of understanding and treating chemically dependent clients. Various screening and assessment tools, drug history, and interviewing skills are reviewed to help the student assess the severity of addiction and develop an initial treatment plan. Treatment settings and interventions commonly used with chemically dependent clients are also reviewed from different theoretical orientations. The concept of comorbidity and the interface between substances and psychopathology are closely examined. Additionally, substance use is examined as it relates to issues of diversity.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 469Pathophysiology 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.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 470Community 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 enrolling in this course is Junior Standing or Instructor Consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 472Epidemiology3.00
The design and content of this course is specific to students seeking careers in public health, community health, allied health, or other professions that require an understanding of the bacteria and viruses in our community that can lead to disease and other ailments. Epidemiology is a unique branch of the public health perspective that strives towards the prevention of disease. This course will outline how microbes play a significant role in our daily lives as agents of infectious disease, how they are a major public health concern, and how certain microbes are necessary for the sustenance of life on earth.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing or Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HLTH 489Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 495Healthy Families3.00
Applications of the seven dimensions of Health and Wellness (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational, economic and environmental) to families. The study of the ecological approach to family functioning. Includes field experience in programs serving families.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
HWM - Health & Wellness Management
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HWM 300Introduction to Human Health3.00
Designed to provide students with general background knowledge on many of the issues impacting our health today. Topics of study will include issues in mental, physical and social health such as stress, nutrition and fitness, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, relationships and sexuality and diseases and disorders. An introduction to behavior change theories and the factors contributing to overall wellness will also be included.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115.
HWM 305The Wellness Profession3.00
This course explores the definition of health, health promotion and holistic wellness. You will learn the professional role and personal commitment required to implement life-style wellness programs. The course includes an overview of the history and philosophy contributing to the success of wellness and health promotion professionals. You will be introduced to experiential and self learning of a personal wellness program that facilitates improved health in the seven-dimensions including: Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed PSYC 101.
HWM 310Changes Across the Life Span3.00
This course explores research and theory regarding the nature and processes of human development from early adulthood through old age and death. Key topics include biological theories of aging; the changing body; disorders of the brain, personality development; changing memory and thinking skills; relationship issues, careers and retirement, and death/dying.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115.
HWM 315Workplace Wellness Program Management3.00
This course examines the tenets of developing a successful worksite wellness program, introducing key concepts, resources and tools. Students will be introduced to worksite wellness, working with management, creating wellness teams, collecting data, strategic planning, incentives, budgets, legal issues, and creating supportive environments.
HWM 320Health and Medical Terminology3.00
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic terminology. Since health care uses a unique blend of prefixes, suffixes and terms related to both preventative and clinical care, it is important that the wellness profession has the knowledge and abilities to decipher this information.
HWM 325Health Literacy3.00
This course will explore the current understandings and work in health literacy research, advocacy, and outreach efforts across the various health education and related fields. It will include readings, discussions, and competencies in evaluation health information for quality and credibility; locating health information and determining quality resources; identifying and assessing population health literacy; and understanding the networks of agencies working in the health settings to address literacy in the health field.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is PSYC 101
HWM 335Worksite Health Environment3.00
This course examines the workplace environment’s influence on daily health decisions and focuses on practical, contextual levers of behavioral change. Novel insights from the fields of behavioral economics and consumer marketing will be reviewed to help students understand the cognitive barriers to health behavior change and the environmental “nudges” that can be leveraged to overcome these barriers at work. Students will explore environmental assessment tools, active design principles,workplace policies, supportive research and real world examples.
HWM 345Physical Activity and Nutrition for Wellness Managers3.00
This course presents professional recommendations and guidelines for physical activity and nutrition. Students will design workplace strategies that will meet recommendations and guidelines to support employees.
Prerequisites:
Having completed BIOL 115, 123, 130, or 270/280 is prerequisite for taking this course.
HWM 350Research Statistics for Wellness Managers3.00
This course is designed to familiarize students with research nomenclature, procedures for the design and evaluation of research, and interpretation of statistical analysis in the health field. This course will also provide the tools for critically evaluating the validity of health research.
HWM 360Stress and Dependencies and Addictions3.00
This course examines common behavioral strategies with regard to stress and its management and the use of alternative remedies for physical and emotional dependencies and addictions.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115 and PSYC 101.
HWM 370Understand and Effecting Health Behavior Change3.00
This course provides the basic knowledge of foundational change theories, including the Transtheoretical Stages of Change model, in order to help students understand how health behavior change happens. Included in the course is a self-reflection on personal wellness and strategies for implementing health behavior change.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed PSYC 101 and HWM 300.
HWM 385Marketing and Communication for Wellness Managers3.00
Students will develop basic marketing and promotional skills, grounded in the disciplines of social marketing, health communication and business marketing that address consumer health "needs" and customer "wants". Students will be able to assess market opportunities in wellness services, programs and facilities, and create marketing strategies and tactics. Emphases will be placed on best practices for behavior change, instead of cost savings for employers, improved customer/employee participation and/or revenues for wellness programs, services and facilities.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite is HWM 325.
HWM 399Special Topics in Health and Wellness Management3.00
HWM 405Survey of Information Technology in Wellness3.00
This course is designed to provide students with: 1) An overview of various information technology products and mediums impacting the wellness industry, such as (but not limited to) web portals, online health risk assessments, interactive health tools, trackers, videos/podcasts, telephone and digital health coaching, online challenges, social networking, electronic medical records, personal health records, electronic health (eHealth), mobile health (mHealth), mobile applications, and portable tracking devices (e.g., pedometers, glucose monitors, etc.) 2) The information and resources needed to assess, create, and/or select appropriate technologies and vendors.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite is HWM 325, HWM 335 and HWM 385 (previously HWM 420, 380 & 390)
HWM 430Population Health for Wellness Managers3.00
This course introduces the evolution of health problems and services and will examine the methods designed to capture a community and workplace health profile. The participant will apply concepts involved in measuring and understanding the health of individuals and populations in order to enhance quality of life. The key social determinants of wellness and their interactions will be considered.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of HWM 300 & 350.
HWM 460Leadership and Change Management in Health3.00
This course will examine the various leadership and management styles, including business models of leadership. Organizational behavior, decision-making, and attributes of effective leadership will be reviewed in this course. Understanding the impact of changes in healthcare, wellness and fitness programs on various organizations is an objective of this course.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HWM 315 (previously HWM 400)
HWM 470Assessment and Evaluation for Wellness Managers3.00
This course surveys general approaches to assessment, programming and evaluation in health and wellness settings. Participants will explore individual, group, and organizational approaches to assessment, programming, and evaluating planned and organized efforts to promote both health and wellness.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HWM 335 (or HWM 380) and HWM 430.
HWM 480Health Benefits for Wellness Managers3.00
The design and administration of a health care plan plays a key role in attracting and retaining employees and employers cost savings. This course is designed to provide you with a solid introduction to the basic issues of health care benefits and how to integrate successful return on investment,ROI, strategies for adopting preventive health benefits that enhance employee's well being.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HWM 315 (previously HWM 400)
HWM 485Health Coaching for Wellness Managers3.00
The course will assist in developing a strong, useful theoretical viewpoint for health coaching as well as to understand those of therapists and how differential treatment therapeutic goals are set. Definition of coaching and diverse methodologies will be taught, practiced, compared and contrasted. Students will specifically gain an understanding of "What treatment, by whom, is most effective for individuals displaying specific problems and under what set of circumstances? As a result you will learn a variety of treatment modalities, and learn to respect vastly differing worldviews.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HWM 305/340 & HWM 370.
HWM 492Independent Study in Health & Wellness Management1.00 - 6.00
This course is designed as a supplement to the required course work in HWM to meet special interests and/or needs of the student. Prerequisite: Consent of HWM Academic Director.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HWM 493Health and Wellness Management Fieldwork Prep1.00
This course requires students to identify and secure fieldwork placement for completion the following semester. The fieldwork experience develops skills in program planning, implementation, promotion and evaluation, oral and written communication, collaboration and networking.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HWM 494Health and Wellness Management Fieldwork3.00
Students engage in practical fieldwork experience as a pre-professional in a health/wellness setting to utilize skills and knowledge acquired in previous courses. This fieldwork experience is designed to further develop skills in some, but not necessarily all, of the following areas: program planning, implementation, promotion and evaluation, oral and written communication, collaboration and networking.
Prerequisites:
HWM 460, 470, 480, 493
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HWM 496Health and Wellness Management Capstone3.00
This course requires the application of knowledge and skills acquired through successful completion of all HWM courses taken prior to or concurrent with this course. Using a case study, students demonstrate competence in health and wellness management by completing assignments and participating in discussion that results in the logical, sequential building of a strategic plan for a comprehensive corporate wellness program. Students demonstrate interviewing, professional networking and resume writing skills along with formally presenting their final strategic plan.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HWM 499Special Topics in Health and Wellness Management3.00

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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