Health and Human Performance

Health and Human Performance

About Health and Human Performance

The Health and Human Performance Department offers majors in Health and Physical Education & Exercise and Sport Science as well as graduate degrees in Health and Wellness Management, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning.   Our students benefit from UWRF's state-of-the-art technology and modern sports facilities. With experienced instruction from a supportive faculty, we prepare our students for a variety of health-related careers including physical therapy, occupational therapy, teaching health and physical education, health management, adapted physical education, coaching, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. More importantly, we foster a commitment to lifelong physical activity and healthy lifestyles that enrich the lives of others.


The Health and Human Performance Department Advantage 

  • Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world situations in Wisconsin and Minnesota public schools, fitness centers and regional sports teams.
  • With the completion of the Falcon Center in 2017, Health and Human Performance students have access to the $63.5 million, 162,300-square-foot facility which includes state-of-the-art teaching classrooms, an exercise science lab, a fitness center, an outdoor adventure rental center, bouldering wall, Karges Gym, Page Arena, Knowles Center indoor track, and Hunt Ice Arena.
  • Technology and media are a key part of our programs. We use the latest exercise testing equipment to prepare students for a career in the exercise industry.
  • With more 150 student organizations, 17 intramural sports programs and 15 athletic teams, UW-River Falls athletes have no shortage of ways to stay fit and busy.

Hired Before Graduation

Name: Caleb Anton
Hometown: New Richmond
Major: Exercise and sports science

Caleb Anton Hired Before Graduation 2023

More Falcon Success Stories

2023 Majors of the Year


Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

Rae Smit

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Health Education (HPE)

Ben Williams

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Physical Education (HPE)

Jager Reissmann

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Master's Programs

M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology

for information contact
Greg Ruegsegger

M.S. Health & Wellness Management

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Angela Whitaker - Program Manager

M.S. Strength & Conditioning

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Zack Rourk

Contact Us

Health and Human Performance
Falcon Center
1110 S. Main Street
River Falls, WI