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UWRF is an excellent choice for your career in Health and Human Performance. Our program has many important components to provide the solid background you need. 



Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology 


Health & Physical Education with Pre- K-12 Teacher Certification

(Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education Minor highly recommended)  A comprehensive blended program (plus professional preparation classes) that qualifies graduates to teach Pre-K-12 Health & Physical Education in the public/private school setting. 

Exercise and Sport Science

(minor required)  This program is designed for students who seek careers in a broad range of areas related to exercise and sport science, including:  cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, personal training, sport management, corporate wellness center, coaching, physical and occupational therapy, and health promotion.  The program prepares students who plan to continue their education at the graduate level in any Kinesiology sub-discipline (athletic training, biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, sport management, sport psychology).  Upon graduation students are required to take the ACSM or NSCA certification exam.

Health and Wellness Management (HWM)

An online bachelor's degree completion program.  A 63-credit collaborative, online degree-completion program, offered jointly by UW-River Falls, UW-LaCrosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior.  For more information go to:   You are required to take all 21 courseslink in the curriculum.   When you are ready to apply go to Getting started at the top.  UW-River Falls Director of HWM:  Faye Perkins, 715-425-3966, faye.j.perkins@uwrf.edumail


Experiential Learning

At UW-River Falls you will have numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in real world situations. Dependent on your specific goals you may enjoy experiences within public schools, fitness centers, and athletic/sports teams.

Unique Components

International opportunities include overseas student teaching, Wisconsin in Scotland, semester abroad, and National Student Exchange Program.


You can expect daily one-on-one contact with your professors. Their goal is to help you succeed.

State of the art technology

Students are taught how to design curriculum and present projects using a variety of media and technology. Technology is infused into academic preparation through a variety of the department's course offerings. Interactive computer software is an integral part of the teaching methods and biomechanics courses which incorporates digital video analysis of movement.

Opportunities for Student Involvement

  • 15 athletic teams
  • Over 20 intramural programs
  • Outdoor recreation programming
  • Over 120 student organizations
  • Club sports
  • Student government and leadership

The Department of Health and Human Performance is a program in the College of Education and Professional Studies

Vision, Mission, & Core Values

Falcon Center for Health, Education & Wellness

Upcoming Events:

Emogene Nelson Physical Education Workshop at Karges Center - Friday, April 24, 2015

Professionals Brochuredocument

Future Professionals Brochuredocument

** New ** HHP Golf Tournament Friday, July 24th, 2015 at River Falls Club.  More information coming this Spring 2015.

Past Events:

2014 Turkey Trot Resultsdocument


2011 Distinguished Alumnus is HHP Alumna Julie Zierath

Health and Human Performance

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Department Chair
Dr. Joseph O'Kroymail

Contact Us

Health and Human Performance
Phone: 715-425-3705
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