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Rachel Kuehl

Rachel Kuehl Rachel Kuehl Sport and Exercise Science Associate Lecturer/Head of Sport & Exercise Science Email: rachel.kuehl@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8885

Rachel Kuehl


  • B.A., Wisconsin Lutheran College
    Major: Communication
    Minor: Psychology
  • M.S., Texas Woman's University
    Concentrations: Kinesiology, Coaching


I have spent numerous years on campus as a Warrior. I am an alumnus and have worked both in various staff positions and now as a faculty member who began the Sport and Exercise Science program. When the program began we had one piece of equipment and I shared an office. Now the program has two new labs, state-of-the-art modern equipment, multiple faculty members, and more than 100 graduates!

I come from a family of six children and all of us lettered in a college sport. Athletics taught me many life lessons, which I try to pass on to students today. Most of my experience prior to beginning the Sport and Exercise Science program was as a coach instructing grade school, high school, and collegiate teams. I find all sports interesting and enjoy analyzing many skills and movements found within them. I enjoy spending time away from WLC with my family either participating in or watching them in numerous activities. Some of my favorites include gardening, golfing, biking, and fishing.


Past courses

  • PED 155 - Circuit Training
  • PED 216 - Strength Training Application/Project
  • PED 338 - Coaching of Volleyball
  • SPE 310 - Motor Learning and Development
  • SPE 325 - Exercise Physiology
  • SPE 350 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 
  • SPE 425 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics

Current courses

  • COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences
  • PED 330 - Theory and Methods of Coaching
  • SPE 200 - Foundations of Sport and Exercise Science
  • SPE 240 - Sport Psychology
  • SPE 450 - Research Strategies in Sport and Exercise Science

Research Interests

  • Current Research: Effects of Collegiate Volleyball Jump Count on Vertical Jump and Overuse Injury
  • Master’s Thesis: Aggressive Base Stealing in Softball
  • Supervise various undergraduate research studies within SPE 425 

Scholarly Works and Presentations

  • Wisconsin Lutheran State Teachers’ Conference: “Let’s Move! Standards and Guidelines for PE” (October 2022)
  • FDC Lunch & Learn Presentation: Research Update on Effects of Collegiate Volleyball Jump Count on Vertical Jump and Overuse Injury (April 2021)
  • HS Presentation: Strategies for Engagement and Assessment in the HyFlex Model (with two colleagues) (Fall 2020)
  • Young Women’s STEM: SPE Presentation (Spring 2019)
  • Presented to WLC VB team: Nutrition (Spring 2019) and Mental Side of VB Training (Fall 2019)
  • Family Weekend Presentation (Fall 2019) and Virtual Presentation (2020)
  • Supervise numerous independent student research projects in SPE and BIO


  • Department Head, Sport and Exercise Science
  • Faculty Development Committee (2015-2021)
  • Generac Hall Remodeling Committee (2018-2019)
  • Task Force: Faculty Load Committee (2018-2021)
  • HyFlex Training Ad Hoc Committee (summer 2020)
  • Campus Conversation Facilitator (Fall 2020)
  • Rath Scholarship Review Committee (spring 2021)
  • Christian Leadership Certificate Program Mentor (current)
  • Faculty Affairs Committee (current)
  • Strategic Planning Subcommittee on Instructional Delivery (current)
  • Task Force: Faculty Load Committee (current)
  • WLC Institutional Review Board (current)
  • Writing of SPE accreditation (current)
  • Various volunteer opportunities at my church and in my community

Professional Membership

  • American College of Sports Medicine