Dr. Heather Webb

Dr. Heather Webb

Associate Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Island Hall 358

(361) 825-3749


Dr. Heather E. Webb received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Iowa State University, a Master’s in Sport Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana, and her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) in Exercise Physiology. Her research interests focus on the psychobiology of health and human performance. More specifically, her focus has been on the physiological mechanisms that explain psychological responses during occupational tasks and sporting events and their impact on health. Secondly, she looks at the impact of various stressors on healing in athletes after injury. Her favorite hormone is cortisol and her favorite non-sport related fun thing to do is stressing out people (especially students, because she can call it research).

  • Associate Professor
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Environmental Physiology

Course syllabus lookup

  • B.S. Exercise Science (Athletic Training) – Iowa State University
  • M.S. Health & Exercise Science (Sport/Exercise Psychology) - Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology - University of Mississippi

Webb, H. (2005). Cardiovascular, Neuroendocrine, and Hemostatic Responses in Firefighters during Physical and Psychological Stress. (Doctoral dissertation.) Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (Certified Athletic Trainer)
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • The impact of mental and/or physical stress on physical and mental health
  • Cortisol
  • Psychological factors impacting injury rehabilitation
  • Occupational and environmental physiology