Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila

Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Kim Lebard-Rankila Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Assistant Professor
office. Marcovich Wellness Center 1422
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Academic background:

Dr. Kim LeBard-Rankila is the coordinator of the Community/Public Health program and assists with the Exercise Science program, both are programs in the HHP department at the University of Wisconsin Superior. Dr. LeBard-Rankila teaching kinesiology, community & environmental health, epidemiology, health coach, exercise physiology labs, supervises practicum experiences related to physical assessments and ethical leadership, advises undergraduate students and helps coordinate Internship experiences. Kim also maintains UWS status as an international exam site for four health related certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), thus allowing students opportunities to expand their resume and career opportunities after graduation. Dr. LeBard-Rankila also works at Essentia health as a licensed PTA specializing in sports medicine, orthopedic and manual therapy.

Research interests:

Research interest focus on physical and emotional health across the lifespan with focus on: functional movement to maintain quality of life, emotional wellness, obesity issues, self-efficacy, employee wellness programs, and overall quality of life.

Non-academic interests:

Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends relaxing in nature, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping, reading mystery and sci-fi books, walking her dogs, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and working with community members to build happy environments.

Areas of knowledge:

Employee wellness Programs, Kinesiology: primarily functional ability, increase performance &/or improve quality of life, and obesity across the lifespan

Recent accomplishments:

Organizations and companies have been assessed and programs started in multiple settings. Taught and researched multiple concepts associated with function, and taught and conducted research on obesity for multiple settings.

Current Position:

Senior Lecturer (100%) in the Health and Human performance Department as of 2012. Lecturer (50%) from 2005-2011, and Ad hoc instructor at UW-Superior from 1991-2005 in the HHP department.    

Current responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching Community and Environmental health courses, exercise labs, Kinesiology, Epidemiology, advising undergraduate students in the HHP department, assisting in professional development and maintaining UWS status as an international exam site for five health-related certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Ms Rankila also works at St. Mary/Duluth Clinic as a licensed PTA specializing in sports medicine, orthopedic and manual therapy.

Current certifications/licensures:

Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Group Fitness Instructor (ACE), and Certified American Red Cross and First Aid /CPR instructor

Professional Organizations:

Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
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UW-Superior to host Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies ConferenceUW-Superior to host Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Conference
This conference will focus on innovative evidence-based approaches to reducing the effects of obesity
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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Lebard-Rankila, Kim M
Spring Semester 2019

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of October 21, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

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Spring Semester 2019
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
HHP - Health and Human Performance
2086HHP 182Weight Training
View Books for this Class
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E1 1.00  Online    25 of 25 open
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
1025HHP 337Practicum in HHP 102 Lab
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01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
001 1.00 - 2.00     ARR 20 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
1036HHP 362Kinesiology
View Books for this Class
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
001 2.00  MWC 2440 MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 25 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
1727HHP 362Kinesiology
View Books for this Class
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E1 2.00  Online    25 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
1035HHP 403Health Coach
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01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
001 2.00  MWC 1701 MWF 2:00PM- 2:50PM 20 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
2085HHP 495Current Topics Seminar
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Walk/Run
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E1 1.00  Online    25 of 25 open
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
Walk/Run
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/5 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
1051HHP 497Senior Capstone Experience
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01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required
005 0.00     ARR 10 of 10 open
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required
HLTH - Health
1105HLTH 472Epidemiology
View Books for this Class
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
001 3.00  MWC 1701 TTh 1:00PM- 2:15PM 25 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019