Heather Barton-Weston

PhD, MA, BS

Assistant Professor/Public Health Coordinator

Office: Wellness Center #131
E-mail: bartonwe@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-5643
  • Educational Degrees

    • Doctoral Studies (Candidate), A&M University, Health Promotion and Health Interventions
    • MA, 2008, University of Texas at San Antonio, Kinesiology & Health
    • BS, 2006, University of Texas at San Antonio, Kinesiology & Sport
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I began teaching in 2006 as a GA and Lab instructor at the University of Texas San Antonio. After teaching at UTSA, Northeast Lakeview, Northwest Vista, and Palo Alto Community college as an adjunct faculty I was welcomed to the University of the Incarnate Word (2008). I began teaching theoretically based Health and Wellness courses in Kinesiology, Sports management, and the newly created Community Health programs.
  • Courses Taught

    • CHED 4320 Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation
    • CHED 3305 Research Methods
    • CHED 3340 Fundamentals of Human Performance
    • CHED 2330 Principle of Community Health
    • PEHP 3315 Principles of Health
    • PEHP 3307 Worksite Health Promotion
    • CHED 2310 Principles of Community Health Education
    • SMHP 6370 Psycho-Social Aspects Sport/Activity
    • DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness
    • DWHP 3200 Dimensions of Wellness Bridge

    Courses Developed

    • PEHP 3315 Principles of Health
    • PEHP 3307 Worksite Health Promotion
    • DWHP 1200 ATH Online version
  • Research Interests

    • Motivational changes to healthy behaviors
    • Effectiveness of Health Interventions
    • Effects of Service Learning and Experiential Learning among Health Educators
    • Health Behaviors within Hispanic Community
    • Use of Sustainability as Health based educational interventions
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions

    Textbook

    1. Living the Good life: a path through wellness. Dr. Lopez-Rodriguez and Heather Barton-Weston; Cognella publishing (initial print January 2018).

    Publications

    International:

    1. Soukup, G.J., Henrich, T.W., Barton-Weston, H.M. (2010). Differences in exercise identity between secondary physical education students and athletes. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 5(1); 33 - 36.

    National:

    Griffiths, R., Barton-Weston, H., and Walsh, D. (2016). Sports Transitions as Epiphanies. Journal of Amateur Sport, 5(2); 29-49.

    Presentations

    1. Barton-Weston, H (2016). Linking Classroom and Field Activities Using Mobile Technology. University of the Incarnate Word Annual Tech Fair- Oral Presentation San Antonio, TX April 13, 2016.
    2. Li, M., Zhao, S., Barton-Weston, H., & Chen, L. (2016). Cancer Family History Communication between Young Adults and Doctors. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Poster Presentation Denver, CO. October 30, 2016.
    3. Li, M., Zhao, S., Barton-Weston, H., & Chen, L. (2016). Collecting Cancer Family History: Knowledge and Attitudes of College Students. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Poster Presentation Denver, CO. October 31, 2016.
    4. Barton-Weston, H., Colvin, L., Griffiths, R., Soukup, G. (2016). Impact Analysis of a University Wellness Course of Behavior Regulation to Exercise.American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and Expo, Poster Presentation Boston, MA. June 3, 2016.
    5. Griffiths, R., Colvin, L., Barton-Weston, H., Soukup, G. (2016). Student Exercise Narratives. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and Expo, Poster Presentation Boston, MA. June 3, 2016.
    6. Coyne, B., Colvin, L., Levine, S., Patel, M., Minder, C., Soliven, J., Garcia, R., Griffiths, R., Barton Weston, H., Soukup, G. (2016). Viral Complications in an Elite Road Cyclist: A 1 Year Follow Up. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and Expo, Poster Presentation Boston, MA. June 3, 2016.
    7. Carleton, B., Barton-Weston, H., Griffiths, R., & Esparza, S. (2016). Health, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology Team Work in Higher Education. Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) Annual Conference, Panel Discussion Galveston, TX. December 2, 2016.
    8. Carleton, B & Barton-Weston, H. (2017). Bringing Back the Excitement of Teaching: Get over the Burn Out. Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) Annual Conference, Panel Discussion Galveston, TX. July 18, 2017.
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    GRANTS and Awarded Funds

    • 2012- University of the Incarnate Word; Technology Division -$500.00

    This grant was awarded to be utilized for technology that is effective in developing flipped classroom during the instructional interaction.

    • 2015 - Graduate Assistant - $3600.00

    This grant was awarded to be used for the hiring of one graduate student to focus on research data collection and data entry

    • 2015 - Comal Education Foundation Grant Application Heritage - $3450.00

    This grant was awarded to be used for the implementation of a Pedals and Pavement Program to purchase bikes for Comal ISD Students.

    • 2016 - Graduate Assistant - $3600.00

    This grant was awarded to be used for the hiring of one graduate student to focus on research data collection and data entry

    • 2009 - Presidential Award Nominee- College of Education

    This award presented annually by The University of the Incarnate Word. Faculty are recognized by going beyond traditional teaching. Students nominate faculty that has inspired and touched their academic and personal lives awardees are chosen by colleagues based on institutional contribution.

    • 2012- Student-Athlete Faculty and Staff Recognition

    This recognition is awarded annually to one faculty member per student-athlete. Student-athlete invites faculty or staff that have made a significant difference in the athlete's academic experience.

    • 2013 - San Antonio Worksite Employee Wellness Award Silver Level

    This award is presented annually through the San Antonio Community to recognize institutions that are encouraging and offering exceptions employee wellness programs. Award is honored through the institutional wellness committee and the members of that committee

    • 2013- Emerging Professional Nominee- TAPHERD

    This award is presented at the annual conference. Members and colleagues nominate professionals that show exceptional works within five years of entering into their field.

    • 2014- Student-Athlete Faculty and Staff Recognition

    This recognition is awarded annually to one faculty member per student-athlete. Student-athlete invites faculty or staff that has made a significant difference in the athlete's academic experience.

    • 2017- Chikosolu Award

    This recognition is awarded female faculty member who has inspired and engaged in service for and with students. Student of Men of Indignation, student organization, recognize female faculty or colleague that has made a significant difference in that individual's academic experience.

  • Professional Memberships

    National:

    • American Public Health Association
    • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
    • National Association for Sport and Physical Education
    • National Wellness Institute
    • American College of Sport Medicine

    State:

    • Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance