Sarah McKinley-Barnard

Instructional Lab Coordinator
Kinesiology
Rickel Academic Wing 259

sarah.barnard@tcu.edu | 817-257-6859

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, Baylor University (2016)
M.S.Ed. Exercise Physiology, Baylor University (2013)
B.S., Kinesiology – Exercise Science Concentration, University of Texas at El Paso (2010)

Courses Taught

KINE 10603 – Anatomical Kinesiology

Areas of Focus

Attenuation of exercise-induced muscle damage and inflammatory process in skeletal muscle
Effects of exercise and nutrition on skeletal muscle gene expression and function
Effects of exercise and nutrition on skeletal muscle signaling mechanisms

Schwarz, NA, Theodore, A, Funderburg, B, Waldhelm, AG, McKinley-Barnard, SK, & Hudson, G. (2020). Acute (-)-epicatechin consumption: effects on local vasodilation following resistance exercise and high-intensity exercise performance. Sports 8(22). doi: 10.3390/sports8020022

Schwarz, NA, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Blahnik, Z. (2019). Effect of Bang® Master Blaster® combined with four weeks of resistance training on lean body mass, maximal strength, microRNA expression, and serum IGF-1 in men: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 16(54). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0310-y

Schwarz, NA, Harper, SP, Waldhelm, AG, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Holden, SL, & Kovaleski, JE. (2019). A comparison of machine verses free weight squats for the enhancement of lower-body power, speed, and change-of-direction ability during an initial training phase of recreationally-active women. Sports 7. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/7/10/215

Schwarz, NA & McKinley-Barnard, SK. (2018). Acute oral ingestion of a multi-ingredient pre-workout supplement increases exercise performance and alters post-exercise hormone responses: a randomized crossover, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Dietary Supplements. (Published online ahead of print). www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19390211.2018.1498963

Haines, M, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Andre, TL, Gann, JJ, Hwang, PS, & Willoughby, DS. (2018). Skeletal muscle estrogen receptor activation in response to eccentric exercise up-regulates myogenic-related gene expression independent of differing serum estradiol levels occurring during the human menstrual cycle. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 17, 31-39.

McKinley-Barnard, SK, Andre, TL, Gann, JJ, Hwang, PS, & Willoughby, DS. (2018). The effectiveness of fish oil supplementation in attenuating exercise-induced muscle damage in females during mid-follicular and mid-luteal menstrual phases. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32(6), 1601-1612.

 

Blahnik, ZJ, Schwarz, NA, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Holden SL, Waldhelm, AG. “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of (-)-Epicatechin Supplementation on Adaptations to Aerobic and Anaerobic Endurance Exercise Training,” International Society of Sports Nutrition, Clearwater, FL. (June 2018).

Schwarz, NA, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Blahnik, ZJ. “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Four Weeks of Resistance Training Combined with Bang® Master Blaster® Supplementation on Lean Body Mass, Maximal Strength, MicroRNA Expression, and Serum Hormones,” International Society of Sports Nutrition, Clearwater, FL. (June 2018).

Schwarz, NA, Knapp, AC, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Holden, SL. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, “Variability in Resting Energy Expenditure Adaptation Following Short-Term Aerobic Exercise Training: A Pilot Study,” American College of Sports Medicine, Chattanooga, TN (February 2018).

McKinley-Barnard, SK, Andre TL, Gann, JJ, Hwang, PS, & Willoughby, DS. “Estradiol, But Not Fish Oil Supplementation, May Attenuate Eccentric Exercise-Induced Damage in Females,” International Society of Sports Nutrition, Phoenix, AZ. (June 2017).

Schwarz, NA, McKinley-Barnard, SK, & Pearsall, AW. “A Randomized Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effects of Acute Oral Ingestion of Bang Pre-Work Master Blaster on Exercise Performance and Clinical Safety Markers,” International Society of Sports Nutrition, Phoenix, AZ. (June 2017).

Hwang, PS, Morales Marroquin, FE, McKinley-Barnard, SK, Andre, TL, Gann, JJ, Kim, C, Morita, M, & Willoughby, DS. “Effects of 8 Weeks of Resistance Training and L-Citrulline + Glutathione Supplementation on Body Composition, Muscle Mass and Performance, and Blood Clinical Safety Markers in Resistance-Trained Males,” International Society of Sports Nutrition, Phoenix, AZ. (June 2017).

Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
CISSN – Certified Sports Nutritionist, International Society of Sport Nutrition

International Society of Sport Nutrition (2015 – Present)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (2015 – Present)
American College of Sports Medicine (2016 – May 2020; September 2022 – Present)
Texas American College of Sports Medicine (2012-2016; September 2022 – Present)

Reviewer, Journal of Sport Behavior (September 2019 – May 2020)
Reviewer, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (June 2017 – May 2020)
Faculty Advisor of “Exercise Science Club” – University of South Alabama (October 2019 – May 2020)
Faculty Advisor of Student Bowl Team, Southeast ACSM Chapter Meeting (October 2019 – February 2020).
Presenter – Fit Well Expo 2016, “The Health Risks of Sitting” – Baylor Wellness Department, Baylor University, Waco, TX (January 30, 2016)