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Kelly Schoonaert, Ed.D.

Headshot Associate Professor - Health Promotion and Wellness
Certified Intrinsic Coach
College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
Office: 214 CPS
Phone: 715-346-2096

Areas of Expertise 

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Intrinsic Coaching

Current Undergraduate Classes Taught 

  • HPW 102 The Healthy American
  • HPW 210 Foundations of Health Promotion and Wellness: Principles and Philosophy
  • HPW 406 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing/Health and Wellness Coaching

Research Interests

  • Health and Business Coaching

Professional Highlights

  • Recipient of the Ball State University Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus 
  • Friend of HESA Award at UWSP in 2008


  • Ed.D., Ball State University, 2003
  • M.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1987
  • B.A., Otterbein University, 1982

Study Abroad Trips

  • Australia

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, UW-Stevens Point
  • Director of Experiential Education and Associate Director of the Fisher Institute of Wellness and Gerontology, Ball State University

Selected Publications

  • Kline, C., and Schoonaert, K. “When Alcohol, Sexual Assault and Clickers Meet at the Theatre”, American College Personnel Association, Louisville, KY, March 2012
  • Li, C., Wall, S., Loy, M., and Schoonaert, K., “Development of Diverse Faculty: A Multi-Tiered Collaboration”, 2011 Joint Professional and Organizational Development (POD)/ Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Development Network (HBCUFDN), Atlanta, A, October 26-30, 2011.    
  • Li, C., Wall, S., Loy, M. Schoonaert, K., "Increasing University Diversity: Perspectives of a Chinese Professor, Her Colleagues, and Dean”, has been accepted for publication in To Improve the Academy, Vol. 31, 2011
  • Schoonaert, K., Cultivating Intrinsic Capacity: The Ultimate Wellness Zone, The National Wellness Conference, Stevens Point, WI, July 2007
  • Segrist, K. and Schoonaert, K., “Skill–Building Assessment of Service-Focused Wellness Assistantships”, Educational Gerontology, June 2006
  • Worldviews of Students in Healthcare and Business Fields: Implications for Workplace Wellness Initiatives and Practice, Directors of Health Promotion/CDC National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2005
  • Develop Well Received Public Service Announcements on a Minimal Budget, The National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, Illinois, May 2005
  • Worldviews of Masters Degree Students in Business and Healthcare Fields: Implications for Workplace Wellness Initiatives American Journal of Health Promotion Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2005
  • Schoonaert, K and Noparstak, M., Reward Your Peer Educators and Keep Them Working in Health Promotion National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2004
  • Schoonaert, K., Share the Burden; Clear the Air-Campus and Community Partnerships for Health, National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2004
  • Schoonaert, K. Worldviews of Master’s Degree Students in Healthcare and Business Fields: Implications of Wellness Initiatives and Practice, Poster Presentation, The National Wellness Institute, National Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 2004
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