Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM

Professor B.Bushman


Ph.D. University of Toledo
B.S. Grand Valley State University

Mailing Address:

Department of Kinesiology
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

Communication Links:

Office Phone: 417-836-6846
Fax: 417-836-5371

Office Location:

McDonald Arena 123

Research Interests:

Exercise testing procedures, menopause and exercise, effects of menstruation on exercise responses and performance, deep water run training and the female athlete triad.  Dr. Bushman is the lead author of ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (2005, Human Kinetics) as well as the editor of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (2011, Human Kinetics).  For more information on these peer-reviewed books, please see She also maintains a Facebook page highlighting fitness and health information. See

Teaching Responsibilities:

Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing (KIN 569), The Athlete's Diet (KIN 281), Sports Conditioning (KIN 282)

Professional Activities:

ACSM - Fellow; associate editor for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal; senior editor for ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer (4th edition); contact for Media Referral Network; member of the Strategic Health Initiative on Women, Sport, and Physical Activity.

Central States Chapter ACSM - Member