Andrea Barton, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Andrea Barton, M.S.

Contact Information

Burdick Hall, 131 M
Mon 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tue & Thur 2-3 p.m.
& by appointment


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 Assistant 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.  Her scholarship focuses on physical fitness assessment of college students and undergraduate interprofessional education.  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

  • Andrades, D., Barton, A., Moxley, J. & Vigo, A. (2017). Cardiovascular endurance among college students: How is it related to overall fitness? International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: 9 (5), Article 2.
  • Shaffer, L., Barton, A., Moxley, J.A., Vigo, A. & James-Hassan, M. (2016). Gender differences in health-related physical fitness among college students. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Procedeedings: 9 (4), Article 92.
  • 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
  • Barton, A., Hassan-James, M., Moxley, J.A., Vigo, A. Common Good: Collaboration between PETE and Exercise Science. 2015 Annual NAKHE Conference, Clearwater, FL, January 2015.
  • Gould, K., Barton, A., Day, K. Developing, implementing and evaluating a college-wide inter-professional case study. International Spring Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD, May 2015.
  • Vigo, A., Barton, A., Hassan-James, M., Moxley, J.A.Fitness Testing: Meeting the PETE Standards through a systematic and collaborative approach. 2015 Shape America PETE and HETE Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2015.


  • Member of CHP Interprofessional Showcase Event Planning Committee
  • Member of Exercise Science Laboratory Equipment and Space Sub-Committee

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 364 Clinical Exercise Asessment and Prescription 
  • KNES 371 Field Experience in Exercise Science