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Amy McKay

Assistant Professor

22nd Season


  • B.S. Tarleton State University
  • M.Ed. Tarleton State University


Amy McKay after finishing triathalon.

Amy McKay (M.Ed., CSCS, AFAA-PT&FC, Yoga, Step Aerobics, SCW-Sports Nutrition, ISSA-Sports Nutrition & Exercise Therapies) is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department.  Mrs. McKay is a graduate of the program and has been a part of the teaching team for 20 years.  She is passionate about strength and conditioning for all age groups and special populations.  During her time at Tarleton she has taught a wide variety of classes including Integrated Movement, Yoga, Strength and Conditioning, Group Exercise, Weight Training and Wellness for Life. Teaching Sports Nutrition will be the next chapter in her responsibilities within the department.  Mrs. McKay is an endurance athlete and strives to lead her students by example and enthusiasm.

Experience and Research

  • Lead Writer for The Motivator, a biannual publication by The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Fall 2015
  • New York City Marathon. Personal Record: 3:43
  • BME= Best Mom Ever

Quick Facts

Amy McKay

Amy McKay

Courses taught:

  • Theory of Strength and Conditioning (KINE 3320)
  • Integrated Movement (KINE 3340)
  • Motor Behavior (KINE 3330)
  • Kinesiology (4380)
  • Sports Nutrition (KINE 3360)
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Wellness

Quote to Live by

"Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle." -Asaro Tribe of Indonesia

"Best Day Ever!" 

Favorite fitness routine:

Distance running and interval "boot camp" style training

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Faculty Excellence in Student Success College of Education 2015
  • Faculty Excellence in Student Success Tarleton State University 2015

Why Kinesiology is important to me:

I believe that human movement is a true expression of poetry in athletic performance, daily fitness, and overall heath and quality of life.