Dr. Barbara A. Bushman



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, University of Toledo
  • B.S. in Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University


  • KIN 569 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing

Professional experience

  • The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Fellow, Member
  • Central States Chapter ACSM - Member
  • Associate Editor for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

Research and professional interests

  • Exercise testing procedures, menopause and exercise, effects of menstruation on exercise responses and performance, deep water run training, promoting physical activity with dog walking and the female athlete triad
  • Authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (2005, Human Kinetics) and edited both the first and second editions of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (2011 and 2017, Human Kinetics); for more information on these peer-reviewed books, visit Human Kinetics.
  • Maintains a Facebook page highlighting fitness and health information.

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Awards and honors

  • Athletic Training Student Appreciation Award, Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Education Program, Missouri State University, 2007
  • Alumnus in Residence, Grand Valley State University, 2006
  • Service Award, College of Health and Human Services, Missouri State University, 2006
  • Research Award, College of Health and Human Services, Missouri State University, 2005
  • Service Award, College of Health and Human Services, Southwest Missouri State University, 1999