Dr. Barbara A. Bushman



Department

Kinesiology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

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

Biography

Dr. Barbara Bushman's research interests include 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. 

Bushman authored The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) Action Plan for Menopause (2005, Human Kinetics). She also 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. She also maintains Facebook page highlighting fitness and health information. 


Details

Education

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

Teaching

  • 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

Areas of expertise

Health and wellness

Media appearances

Ask the Experts
WalletHub
01/03/2018
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman offers advice about maintaining an active lifestyle.


10 Crucial Health Tweaks to Make by Your 50s
Reader's Digest
05/17/2017
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman emphasizes the importance of physical activity for people in their 50s.


Creating a Complete Fitness Program
RadioMD
04/18/2017
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman offers a well-rounded approach to fitness.


Tom Brady: Ageless wonder
The Boston Globe
01/23/2017
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman explains how New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady still plays at such a high level.


A Few Tweaks Can Pump Up Your Exercise Routine
USA Today
04/12/2015
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman shares how to improve your exercise regime.


The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts
Huffington Post
04/12/2016
Kinesiology expert Dr. Barbara Bushman shares about the best ways to keep your body “young” as you age.


Diet Like A Man
Health Media
03/18/2014



Videos

An interview with the editor of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health                           New edition of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health