Denise Cazes

Denise B. Cazes, M.A.

Senior Lecturer in Fitness and Human Performance,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3419
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249.13


A lecturer in the Fitness and Human Performance Program, Denise Cazes provides education and support in the areas of nutrition, exercise, health risk reduction and stress management to help people make lifestyle changes necessary to achieve better health and a healthier weight. She teaches others, individually and in a group setting, a healthier way to lose weight, the benefits of exercise as well as how to exercise, how to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as how to reduce menopausal symptoms, pre-diabetes and how improve energy levels. Her passion is teaching others how and why they need to make these behavioral changes.

Ms. Cazes earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Fitness and Human Performance and has been teaching at the college level since 2000. Her goal is to help students and clients learn how to engage in the behaviors that will help them feel better, look better, and perform better and to help them understand that they are in charge of and responsible for their health and their fitness. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Dietary analysis
  • Helping others achieve better health through changes in diet, exercise, behavior and stress management

Courses (Current Academic Year)

HLTH 2303
HLTH 3301
HLTH 3303
HLTH 3304
HLTH 4370
HLTH 4391

Awards and Accomplishments

UHCL Outstanding Lecturer 2019