Andrea Barton | Towson University


Clinical Associate Professor

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.
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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


View more information: https://www.towson.edu/chp/departments/kinesiology/facultystaff/abarton.html

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