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Isabel Woelfel

Isabel Woelfel, Ed.D.

Lecturer in Kinesiology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3387
Office: R249.9


Isabel Woelfel holds a B.S., M.A., and Ed.D. in kinesiology. She has worked in the fitness industry for the past 15 years. She is also a certified ACE health coach and personal trainer, AFAA group fitness instructor, and ACSM Exercise Is Medicine specialist. 

Dr. Woelfel's extensive experience as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer reflects her passion for exercise promotion. Through her students and clients, she has seen how regular physical activity can positively change people’s lives.

Dr. Woelfel’s doctoral dissertation analyzed the effects of a 15-week virtual educational Zumba fitness college course on motivation and enjoyment of physical activity. Using a framework that integrated concepts of intrinsic motivation and positive affect, her study aimed to implement and evaluate a virtual educational Zumba fitness college course as a potentially effective intervention to promote physical activity among college students. 

Dr. Woelfel aims to inspire our college students to strive to be healthy and reach their potential. While making a positive difference in their lives, she seeks to educate her students on health and fitness knowledge and empower them to be active and healthy.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavior change and exercise
  • Exercise science
  • Exercise & health promotion, adherence, and motivation
  • Group fitness instruction
  • Personal training
  • Stress management

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • HLTH 2301
  • HLTH 3301
  • HLTH 3304
  • HLTH 3309