Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila

Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Kim Lebard-Rankila Dr. Kim Lebard-Rankila
Assistant Professor
office. MWC 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
Kim teaches in the programs:

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Lebard-Rankila, Kim M
Fall Semester 2018

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 July 22, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

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Fall Semester 2018
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
HHP - Health and Human Performance
2225HHP 182Weight Training
View Books for this Class
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (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    20 of 25 open
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (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
1060HHP 337Practicum in HHP 102 Lab
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Instructor Consent Required
001 1.00 - 2.00     ARR 1 of 15 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Instructor Consent Required
1075HHP 362Kinesiology
View Books for this Class
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
001 2.00  MWC 2440 MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 7 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
1072HHP 403Health Coach
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15
001 2.00  MWC 2430 MWF 2:00PM- 2:50PM 17 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15
2226HHP 495Current Topics Seminar
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Walk/Run
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (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    22 of 25 open
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
Walk/Run
09/05/2018 - 12/21/2018
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/07/2018 (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
1080HHP 497Senior Capstone Experience
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required
005 0.00     ARR 9 of 10 open
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required
HLTH - Health
1124HLTH 264Human Structure & Function
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
101 3.00  MWC 2440 MWF 11:00AM- 11:50AM 16 of 60 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
1126HLTH 264Human Structure & Function Lab
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
501 0.00     ARR 16 of 60 open
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018