Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 2002
Dissertation: The effects of resistance training and protein supplementation on bone turnover in young adult women
M.A. Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 1997
Thesis: The effects of body composition on the incidence of injury and illness in Division I female collegiate gymnasts
B.S. Exercise Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 1994
Internship: National Institute for Fitness & Sport (NIFS), Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Mullins is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science, in the Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science (HPES). She is certified by the ACSM, as a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Mullins oversees, as faculty advisor, YSU's Exercise Science Club (YESC), whose mission is: "To enhance of the education of students majoring in exercise science, by providing opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and fellowship." The club is engages in wide variety of scholarly, service, social, and FUN activities. If you would like to contribute to this mission, let her know!
Dr. Mullins' primary research interests involve:
- sports-specific training
- bone health
- health & fitness effects of gender socialization
- psychology of sport, exercise, & health-related behaviors
- pedagogical aspects of exercise science
Dr. Mullins’ is very physically active. She has an extensive history in competitive athletics and continues to compete and participate in many sports. She has competed nationally and intercollegiately in gymnastics, and is a 2012 inductee into the University of New Hampshire Athletic Hall of Fame for gymnastics. She has competed at either state or local levels in tennis, cross-country running, golf, and bowling, and she also enjoys hiking, rock climbing, dancing, slalom water skiing, resistance training... Most recently, Dr. Mullins has been getting her competitive 'fix' through training for and competing in sprint triathlons and obstacle course challenge events, and is enjoying helping others learn about and train for these athletic experiences. She has recently published an article on obstacle course training and competition... Check it out below! Give a race a try!
- Sanders S, Mullins N, Zetts M. (2013). Tales from an urban multipurpose trail: One and a half miles of wellness. Int J Health Wellness Soc. In print.
- Mullins NM. (2012). Obstacle Course Challenges: History, Popularity, Performance Demands, Effective Training, and Course Design. JEPonline, 15(2), 100-128.
- Mullins NM, Tessmer KA, McCarroll M, Peppel B. (2012). Physiological and perceptual responses to Nintendo Wii Fit in young and older adults. International Journal of Exercise Science, 5(1), 79-92.
- Otterstetter R, Buser S, Kappler R, Jurging T, Mullins N. (2011). A model for collaborative laboratory experiences between higher education and a high school technical preparation program: Promoting higher education, mentoring, and research. Advances in Physiology Education, 35, 460-463.
- Mullins NM. (2009). Regarding Leone et al.’s (2008), “Using the Transtheoretical Model to Explain Androgenic-Anabolic Steroid Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: Part One.” Strength & Conditioning Journal, 31(3), 14-15.
- Mullins NM. (2007). Slalom Water Skiing: Physiological Considerations and Specific Conditioning. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 29(4), 42-54.
- Mullins NM, Sinning WE. (2005). Effects of resistance training and protein supplementation on bone turnover in young adult women. Nutrition & Metabolism, 2(1), pp. 17.
- Ziegenfus TN, Rogers M, Lowery L, Mullins N, Mendel R, Antonio J, Lemon P. (2002). Effect of creatine loading on anaerobic performance and skeletal muscle volume in NCAA Division I athletes. Nutrition, 18(5), 397-402.
- Lynn JS, Webber C, Mullins NM. (2001). Effects of varied handrail support on heart rate and metabolic cost of stair-stepping. Abstract. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 33, S22.
- Mullins NM, Sinning WE. (1996). Diagnostic utility of the body mass index as a measure of obesity in athletes and non-athletes. Abstract. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 28, S193.
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (MWACAM)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
– John Ruskin (1819-1900)
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
– Williams Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)
“What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
– Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
“The noblest search is the search for excellence.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.” (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow).
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
HPES 1528 - Spring 2012 - GiddyUp!! Triathlon
HPES 1528 - Spring 2012 - Workout @ Maxx Athletic Training
Faculty of the 1st Northeast Ohio Exercise Science Conference
Mount Union University, 2012
YESC @ Liberty Middle School Wellness Day 2011
YSU Exercise Science @ Midwest ACSM 2010
YSU Endure for the Cure 2012