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The department of kinesiology offers several community outreach programs to a wide variety of populations in the Chippewa Valley. These programs help community members improve their health through education and activity. Students lead these programs and gain valuable experience working in settings they will find later in their careers. The department also maintains strong relationships with local healthcare providers, orthopedic care providers, sports medicine clinics, school districts and others to find people who most benefit from our programs. The community outreach programs improves wellness in the Chippewa Valley and provide students opportunities for hands-on learning.
Maggie Reilly | Physical Education Major, AlumnaThe faculty in the PE department teaches beyond the text books by offering many volunteer opportunities to build your professional experience. They make learning FUN!
This class allows for flexible and self-paced CPR training. CPR training is traditionally done in groups but this class allows you to stop and review information to be sure you have complete understanding of the instruction. You can also go through lessons in full or abbreviated form or even test out of lessons. This is especially valuable if you're re-certifying.
Each blended learning program course is divided into two sessions. You complete the first portion on-line, from any computer. For the second part of training, a Red Cross trained instructor will conduct a skills practice and assessment with course takers. The online session takes approximately two to three hours, depending on the pace of the student. The skills practice and assessment session takes approximately two hours, depending on the particular course being assessed.
For more information please reach out using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The online portion of the class for approximately three weeks (typically the first three weeks of the month);
The skills review and testing session is offered during a one week window after the close of the online portion of the course (typically the last 7-9 days of the month). Sign-up for the skills review &testing session occurs just prior to the start of the online portion of the course.
The length of the skills session will vary depending on the content being reviewed and evaluated. On average, the testing sessions will be for 3 hours (full course, Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED and First Aid). Multiple sessions will be offered on a first come first serve basis. The number of participants for each session will be limited to 12. If a minimum of 3 participants do not sign up for a session, it may be canceled and the participants would be moved to another session.
The cancer recovery and fitness program aims to increase the quality of life in cancer survivors by supporting individuals physically, emotionally, and socially through exercise with students trained as cancer fitness specialists. In collaboration with the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care Survivorship Program, and the Mayo Clinic Health System, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is proud to offer an exercise recovery program for cancer survivors. Supervised by Professor Matt Wiggins of the Department of Kinesiology, the Cancer Recovery & Fitness program is designed to help survivors reduce fatigue and build up their endurance either during or right after their cancer treatment has ended.
Services in the program include a personalized fitness plan, exercise with qualified personnel, and measurement of the physical and psychological impact exercise has on the participant. The Cancer Recovery &Fitness Program is conducted in the McPhee Center on the UWEC upper campus. Referrals to the program are necessary, and can be obtained from Nicole Pickett with the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care program (715-839-3956), or through the Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center (715-838-6072). For more information please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Faculty and students in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire (UWEC) offer morning exercise programs for adults who desire some supervision, direction, education, and camaraderie in their health and fitness efforts. Our vision is to help improve health and wellness in the Chippewa Valley by providing an exercise program for those who are interested in improving their health and fitness and/or desiring more structure in their workout efforts. We aim to get you feeling better, stronger, and more energetic.
Participation is open to any adults who want to learn how to make exercise a regular part of their lifestyle. We are specifically targeting two basic groups of people:
Since 2003, UW-Eau Claire has involved hundreds of boys and girls in fun and educational activities through the Homeschool Physical Education Program. Due to the increasing number of homeschooled children in Northwest Wisconsin, the Department of Kinesiology has expanded children's physical education programming. The purpose of the UW-Eau Claire Homeschool Physical Education program is to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences to enhance children's knowledge, skills, and attitudes in sports and fitness-related activities. Activities are structured to provide children and adolescents opportunities for cooperation and competition. UW-Eau Claire Physical Education majors plan and instruct children under the direction of Dr. Yoonsin Oh.
UW-Eau Claire Homeschool PE has a listserve to inform the community members about the program information and announcements. We encourage you to sign up and stay informed.
To subscribe to the UW-Eau Claire Homeschool PE LISTSERVE, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text in the message body (not the "Subject" line): SUBSCRIBE. Your e-mail address will be automatically obtained from the e-mail message and add you to the LISTSERVE. To unsubscribe to UW-Eau Claire Homeschool PE LISTSERVE, send an email to email@example.com with:
Each participant must return tuition, completed registration form, and completed medical form before participation.
Since September 2005 students enrolled in KINS 361 Physical Education and Health Education for grade K-5 students have administered a before school exercise program for Eau Claire elementary schools. The program first began at Putnam Heights in the fall of 2005 and since then we have administered the program at Flynn and Longfellow Elementary Schools.
The program is set up to give young children an opportunity to exercise before school begins. Research has proven that exercise before school helps students to be more prepared and ready to learn. In addition these young children are learning the importance of living a physically fit lifestyle at a young age in hopes that this positive experience will carry over into adulthood. The KINS 361 students are responsible for everything related to administering the program including: keeping track of laps run, participation levels, and conducting three different promotional events throughout the semester.
We are pleased that the program has been very successful and embraced by the students and faculty at all three elementary schools. Our ultimate goal would be to have a program like this at every elementary school in the Eau Claire Area School District. For more information fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The P.R.I.D.E. program serves children with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities ages 5-16 years by providing individualized and/or group instruction in the areas of skill development, fitness, and sport/recreational activities.
Individualized programming for each child is based on initial screening, ongoing assessments, and consultation with parents, teachers, and related service personnel. Each child receives individual instruction, attention, support, and encouragement from UWEC undergraduate students.
The program is suited for children with a wide variety of ability levels. The children participating in this program will be recruited and/or referred from Physical Education/Adapted Physical Education teachers, physicians, therapists, and families.
The P.R.I.D.E.4Adults program serves adults with disabilities older than 17 by providing them an individualized exercise program. The exercise program consists of an aerobic, resistance training, and range of motion components. Overall, evidence shows that exercise provides important health benefits for people with disabilities. The benefits include improved aerobic and muscle fitness, improved psychosocial health, and better ability to do tasks in daily life.
Individualized programming for each participant is based on an initial screening, interests, and referral information. Participants receive individual/group instruction, attention, support, and encouragement from UWEC undergraduate students supervised by a university faculty member. The program will be suited for adults with a wide variety of ability levels. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page for if you want more information about P.R.I.D.E. for adults.
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