The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is twofold in nature:
To produce physical education teacher candidates ready to implement “best practices” in health, physical education, and adapted physical education using the Wisconsin State Teaching Standards.
To produce health promotion specialists ready for a wide variety of programs utilizing wellness components.
By offering comprehensive programming in the teacher education degree plan we are diverse in meeting the needs of three different licensure certifications: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Adapted Physical Education teaching endorsed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Currently we offer the health promotion specialist degree plan as an emphasis within the Health and Human Performance major. The health promotion emphasis prepares our graduates to serve as future wellness and fitness career professionals advocating for the development of positive health behaviors and facilitating preventative health care in private, corporate, and public wellness settings. In addition, graduates of the health promotion emphasis also use this undergraduate degree in preparation for acceptance into graduate exercise science programs.