HHP General Education

Wellness and Physical Activity - 2 cr. Requirement

The faculty and administration at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville value the development of general and discipline specific knowledge and skills of each student.  In addition, the health and wellness of our students is also a focus of our core curriculum's commitment to fostering the development of the whole student. Each future engineer, agri-business person, biologist or teacher can only reach their full potential when they are at their most optimal levels of health.

Foundation for the Student Learning Outcomes for all General Education Health and Human Performance courses

1) Students must know how to achieve and maintain both their physical and mental well-being:  Wellness Survey, *active participation in sport/activity specific games and movement.  Students will learn and be assessed in the basic fundamental skills & techniques. Methods of assessment that could be used include but are not limited to;

  • Traditional written test/quiz on one or more of the following: rules, etiquette, and key health-related and skill-related components that are developed by participation in the specific sport/activity.
  • And possible skills testing of specific sport/activity movements and skills.

2) Recognize that personal choices have consequences on ourselves, and others, in wellness and physical activity settings: *Active participation in individual and team activities that promote positive interaction. Additional activities that could be used as an avenue for assessment include but are not limited to the following: goal-setting for wellness, fitness activity logs to track and adjust personal goals, and reflective journaling including writing prompts addressing lifestyle choices and individual outcomes.


3) Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior during participation in activities designed to promote wellness and physical activity: *Active participation in general classroom activities, i.e. assignments, quizzes, and tests and in individual and competitive activities using ethical behavior.


4) Recognize the influence the students’ own culture, gender, racial identity, and experiences have on their own attitudes towards people different from themselves:  *Active participation in physical activities using respectful behavior so as to maintain an inclusive environment.

5) Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental ideas at the heart of wellness and exercise sciences: Students will learn and be assessed in the basic fundamental concepts of fitness and wellness. Methods of assessment that could be used include but are not limited toWellness survey, Fitness Goal Planning, Traditional written test/quiz on key health-related and skill-related components as well as training principles.

  • Active participation will be assessed by one or more of the following means:

       Instructor observation and/or rating
       Participant self-reflection/rating

-The following is a suggested daily rating scale.  A similar format could be created by the instructor to be used for their specific activity/sport.
-All rating scales to be used will be disclosed to the students during the first class session.

Points Earned           Active Participation and Respectful Behavior
         4                        Always
         3                        Majority 
         2                        Inconsistent
         1                        Seldom
         0                        Absent / Not observed

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