Dr. Jennifer Bunn

Associate Professor of Health Professionals Studies

Director of Research, Physical Therapy

Doctor of Philosophy, Baylor University

MS, University of Kentucky

BS, Nicholls State University



Location: Smith Hall, Room 216D

Academic Experience Summary
Dr. Jennifer Bunn is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Physical Therapy program at Campbell University.  Areas of expertise in teaching include exercise physiology, sport and exercise nutrition, research methods, and exercise testing and prescription.  She has presented her research at several regional, national, and international conferences, and is also an advocate of student research, having mentored students in conducting and presenting their own research at university seminars and regional conferences.  

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine

Research Interests

  • Heart rate recovery and variability as predictors of health
  • Behavior modification for improvement of healthy lifestyles
  • Gender differences in aerobic and anaerobic training adaptations
  • Children and obesity
  • Skeletal muscle atrophy (aging and injury induced)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (12)
Selected Publications include:

E. Wells, A. Chin, J. Tacke, & J. Bunn. Risk of disordered eating among Division I female college athletes. International Journal of Exercise Science. 8 (3): 256-264, 2015.

D. W. Powell, M. M. Walker, P. D. Reneau, M. J. Ryan, R. J. Reed-Jones, & J. A. Bunn. Peripheral artery disease and activity-induced shifts in quadriceps median frequency during treadmill walking: a preliminary study. Central European Journal of Sport Science & Medicine. 10 (2): 13-23, 2015.

M. A. Key, L. C. Eschbach, & J. A. Bunn. Assessment of the effects of controlled frequency breathing on lactate levels in swimming.  Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 3:5, 2014.

J. Bunn, T. Buford, M. Serra, R. Kreider, & D. Willoughby. Effects of 28 days of protein and amino acid supplementation and ankle immobilization on atrophy- and apoptosis-related gene expression in males.  Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  vol. 2011, Article ID 539690, 2011.

J. Bunn, J. Pittsley, S. Baker, & J.W. Yates. . Assessment of the Accuracy of the Vacu-Med Motorized Syringe No. 17053 for Ventilation, VO2 and VCO2.  Respiratory Care. 56:4, 2011.

CM Kerksick, J Wismann-Bunn, D Fogt, A Thomas, L Taylor, B Campbell, C Wilborn, T Harvey, M Roberts, P LaBounty, M Galbreath, B Marcello, C Rasmussen, & R Kreider. Changes in weight loss, body composition, and cardiovascular disease risk after altering macronutrient distributions during a regular exercise program in obese women. Nutrition Journal. 9:59, 2010.

Book Chapters
J. Bunn. Hydration and Performance. Sports Nutrition: Enhancing Athletic Performance. CRC Press, Boca Raton.  In press.

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