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Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton

Associate Professor

7th Season


  • B.S. Texas A&M University, 1992
  • M.S. East Tennessee State University, 1995
  • Ph.D. Virginia Tech University, 2000


Dr. Jennifer Blevins examining students blood pressure.

Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton joined the Kinesiology department at Tarleton State in 2008 and is now entering her 6th year with the program. Prior to coming to Tarleton, Dr. Blevins-McNaughton served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Department Chair and associate professor at Northern Arizona University. She was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award for 2003-2004 for her work in the classroom at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Blevins-McNaughton has conducted multiple research projects including exercise testing in obstructive sleep apnea patients, as well as police and fire fighters. She has also led research in exercise training effects on c-reactive protein, core strength training to reduce pain, and the usefulness of 12-lead ECG in pre-participation exams for athletes. In addition, her students have gained recognition for research and achievement in her classes with more than 20 grants being awarded to students for research and more than 10 grants for travel to state and national professional conferences.

Dr. Blevins-McNaughton lives in Tolar with her husband and son. She is originally from the central Texas area and she credits her parents for being influential role models as she grew up. She enjoys spending time with her family and animals, jogging, and being outdoors.

Quick Facts


Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton

Classes Taught

  • Exercise Prescription Thru the Lifespan (KINE 5325)
  • Independent Studies (KINE 5386)
  • Physiology of Exercise (KINE 4320)
  • Physiotherapy (KINE 4330)
  • Applications in Clinical Exercise Physiology (KINE 4335)

Quotes to Live By

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

- John F. Kennedy

Why is Kinesiology Important?

To further our understanding of human health and physiology and its adaptation to movement, prevention, disease, and evolution.