Andrea Barton, M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Andrea Barton, M.S.

Contact Info

Phone:
Office:
Burdick Hall, 121 F
Email:
Hours:
M/F 10-11a (office, appts. only)
W 10-12p (virtual, email for appt.)

Education

M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, East Stroudsburg University, 2000

B.S., Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, Ithaca College, 1998

Areas of Expertise

Physical Fitness Assessment
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise Tolerance Testing
Exercise Prescription

Andrea Barton is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University.  She teaches a required practical skills course in the undergraduate degree program in Exercise Science entitled Clinical Exercise Assessment and Prescription, a Special Topics course called Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology and serves as the Internship Coordinator for the Exercise Science Degree Program.  Her scholarship focuses on physical fitness assessment of college students, undergraduate interprofessional education and effective strategies for practical instruction.  Prior to her work at Towson University, she was employed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.  Andrea also worked as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for the Heart Failure and Transplant Clinic at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.  Simultaneous to her employment as an instructor for the Department of Kinesiology, she also held Clinical Exercise Physiologist positions at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and at the Towson University Wellness Center.  She is a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • Bryant, A., Rammling, B., Barton, A., Moxley, J., and Zabriskie, H. (2020, April). Do gender and physical activity impact blood pressure in college students? Online podium presentation at Towson University’s Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Forthman, N., Femiano, R., Baker, M., Moxley, J., Barton, A., and Blackshear, T. (2019, November). Changes in health-related fitness among college females during a one-semester physical activity course. Poster presentation at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Moxley, J., and Barton, A. (2019, October). Optimizing clinical skills proficiency using the Think Aloud Method. Podium presentation at 13th Annual Fall Conference of the Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Faculty Professional Development (MCAPD), Largo, MD.
  • Moxley, J., and Barton, A. (2019, May). Designing a practical application opportunity to enhance professional development. Poster presentation at the 2019 Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Gettier, K., Lerew, E., Russell, C., Moxley, J., Barton, A., and Blackshear, T. (2019, April).  Health and physical fitness behaviors among college students. Poster presentation at Towson University’s Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Welch, J., Mandelbaum, L., Ollinger, S., Ranti, B., Barton, A., Blackshear, T., and Moxley, J. (2019, April). A new twist on an old favorite:  How undergraduate research assistants in Exercise Science are breaking ground. Poster presentation at Towson University’s Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Blackshear, T.B., Barton, A., & Moxley, J. (2018). The evaluation of student fitness levels in exercise science and physical education programs.  Quest. doi:  10.1080/00336297.2018.1487309.
  • Gould, K., Barton, A. & Day, K.H. (2018). The Interprofessional Showcase: Evaluating an event to increase professional understanding and collaboration. The Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education: 1:1 https://jethe.org/index.php/jethe/article/view/13/4
  • Dell’Arciprete, L., Ollinger, S., Moxley, J., Barton, A., and Blackshear, T. (2018, November). How does sleep affect body mass index in college students? Poster presentation at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Mandelbaum, L., Ahern, A., Bowling, M., Porter, M., Moxley, J., Barton, A., and Blackshear, T. (2018, November). Does quantity of sleep affect cardiovascular endurance in college students? Podium presentation at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Moxley, J., and Barton, A. (2018, October). Effective teaching strategies to enhance student engagement in practical skills courses. Podium presentation at 12th Annual Fall Conference of the Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Faculty Professional Development, Westminster, MD.
  • Gould, K., Barton, A., & Day. K. (2018, June).  Micro-vignettes and Roadblocks: Learning to work in patient care teams.  Podium presentation at the 2018 Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Moxley, J., & Barton, A. (2018, June).  An organized approach to enhancing success in practical skills courses.  Poster presentation at the 2018 Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD.  
  • Frye, J., Barton, A., & Moxley, J. (2018, April).  Health-related physical fitness assessments: Components and benefits.  Poster presentation at the Towson University’s Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Bowling, M., Mandelbaum, L., Porter, M., Thomas, A., Willard, S., Moxley, J., & Barton, A. (2018, April).  Using the Think Aloud Method as an effective approach to demonstrating proficiency in a practical skills course.  Poster presentation at the Towson University’s Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Gould, K., Day, K.H.& Barton, A. (2017) "Changing student attitudes through interaction: Findings from an interprofessional workshop." Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-3. doi:10.1080/135618020.2017.1287165
  • Day, K., Gould, K., & Barton, A. (2017, November).  Interprofessional Case Study & Showcase Event: Learning to think as a teammate.  Poster presentation at the 2017 ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Barton, A. & Moxley, J. (2017, June).  The practicality of practical teaching:  Using resources to everyone’s advantage.  Poster presentation at the 2017 Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD. 
  • Archibald, K., Carroll, L., Hisky, G., Schoeneberg, S., Moxley, J. & Barton, A. (2017, April).  Classroom management of practical skills courses:  Using undergraduate teaching assistants as effective resources.  Poster presentation at the Towson University’s Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum, Towson, MD.
  • Andrades, D., Barton, A., Moxley, J. & Vigo, A. (2016, November). Cardiovascular endurance among college students: How is it related to overall fitness?  Poster presentation at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Day, K., Gould, K. & Barton, A. (2016, November).  Learning together:  An interprofessional case study for students of communication disorders and other health professions.  Poster presentation at the 2016 ASHA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Shaffer, L., Barton, A., Moxley, J.A., Vigo, A. & James-Hassan, M. (2015, November). Gender differences in health related physical fitness among college students.  Poster presentation at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Vigo, A., Barton, A., Hassan-James, M., Moxley, J.A. (2015, October).  Fitness Testing: Meeting the PETE Standards through a systematic and collaborative approach.  Podium presentation at 2015 Shape America PETE and HETE Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gould, K., Barton, A. & Day, K. (2015, May). Developing, implementing and evaluating a college-wide inter-professional case study.  Podium presentation at the International 2015 Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Barton, A., Hassan-James, M., Moxley, J.A., Vigo, A. (2015, January). Common Good: Collaboration between PETE and Exercise Science. Podium presentation at the 2015 Annual NAKHE Conference, Clearwater, FL.

Service

  • Chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology Alumni Committee
  • Chairperson of Exercise Science Laboratory Equipment and Space Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Department of Kinesiology PTRM Committee
  • Member of the Exercise Science Program Committee
  • Member of the Harford County Exercise Science Advisory Board

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 265 Fundamentals in Health and Physical Fitness Assessment
  • KNES 364 Clinical Exercise Assessment and Prescription 
  • KNES 371 Field Experience in Exercise Science
  • KNES 396: Independent Study
  • KNES 398: Internship in Exercise Science
  • KNES 471: Special Topics:  Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology