Health and Human Performance

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The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance  is twofold in nature:

  • To produce pre-service 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.

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HHP: Quick Links for Program Documents

Important Documents

Below are documents outlining the suggested course of study for both HHP degree plans, and the specific navigation of course prerequisites.

If you would like to request additional information on our department please open the link below and fill out the brief form:

HHP:Contact Page

Contact Information

For information on the health and human performance degree plans, contact Dr. Colleen McCabe, the program coordinator.

Dr. Colleen McCabe
Department Chair
Office: 110F Williams Fieldhouse
Tel: 608.342.1796

Health and Human Performance
Williams Fieldhouse
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Tel: 608.342.1573

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