Health and Human Performance

Pictured left to right are Hans Krueger, Ann Larson, Michael Martin, Lauren Guy and Dr. Ben Krings.

Students collaborate with athletics on hydration research, present nationally

Authored on: Jul 07, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Two seniors in the Department of Health and Human Performance recently presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Riley Glonek

UW-Platteville student earns national physical education major award

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Senior Riley Glonek was honored with the 2022 Society of Health and Physical Educator (SHAPE) Major of the Year Award. The national award celebrates undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance who exhibit excellence in and out of the classroom as teacher candidates.

Pictured left to right are student presenters Caleb Anderson, Colin Johnson, and Danni Garcia-Havens

Students present at Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Convention

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Twelve students from the Methods in Elementary Physical Education course attended the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Convention in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, including two groups of students who presented and were the only undergraduates invited to present.

Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation

UW-Platteville announces graduate program in sport administration

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Dr. Kristina Navarro
Dr. Tammy Evetovich, provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation, announced today the launch of a Master of Science in Sport Administration on the UW-Platteville main campus. The graduate program is built to provide students with the comprehensive leadership skills needed for careers in professional, collegiate, nonprofit, amateur, and recreational sport with a specific new focus on the global influence of sports.

Luke Pradel

UW-Platteville students virtually teach physical education to students with disabilities

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
For years, students in Dr. Timothy Swenson’s Practicum in Adapted Physical Education class have had the opportunity to teach students with disabilities within a physical education setting. Students continued that experience this year, but with the added challenge – and opportunity for creativity – that was presented by virtual learning.

Karen McMannes

Homeschool program provides virtual instruction opportunities for UW-Platteville students

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
As families continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW-Platteville Physical Education Homeschool Program is providing virtual instruction to area children and school districts.

Jacob Horan participates in the Health and Human Performance program’s partnership with Wisconsin Center for Blind and Visually Impaired, to teach adapted physical education activities (2017).

New health and human performance minors offer opportunities across campus curriculums

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The UW-Platteville Health and Human Performance program recently rolled out three new minors that can be paired with majors across the university to increase the marketability of graduates. Beginning this fall, students can enroll in a health promotion, coaching or sports management minor.

Dr. Jeffrey Cowley

Health and Human Performance professor stresses importance of physical activity, offers tips to prevent pain, injury

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
In light of the COVID-19 crisis and Wisconsin’s current safer-at-home order, Dr. Jeffrey Cowley, assistant professor of health and human performance at UW-Platteville, stressed the critical importance of making physical activity a priority.

Students doing yoga

Dept. of Health and Human Performance offers tips to stay physically active during COVID-19 crisis

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Scott Ringgenberg, coordinator of the Department of Health and Human Performance at UW-Platteville, offers 10 tips on how to stay active and improve overall health during this unprecedented and uncertain time.