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  • Cynthia Allen
    Cynthia Allen
    Carthage College

Cynthia Allen

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

TARC 2055

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses
  • Grants and Awards
  • Publications

Cynthia Allen is an expert in public health who teaches in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage. She is an American College of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal trainer and a Level 1 Yogafit instructor. 

While studying human nutrition at Kansas State University, Professor Allen was awarded a $25,000 grant from the American Egg Board to research the potential association between lutien intake and decreased incidence of age-related macular degeneration. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she spent four years working in the community as a health educator. Prof. Allen was also elected a three-year term as a Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Councilor in the Health Sciences Division (2016-2019).

She earned her Ph.D. in human nutrition from Kansas State University, her M.S. in exercise and sport science from Colorado State University, and her B.S. in physical education from Utah State University. A native of Utah, she joined the Carthage faculty in 2004.

  • Ph.D. — Human Nutrition, Kansas State University
  • M.S. — Exercise & Sport Science, Colorado State University
  • B.S. — Physical Education, Utah State University
  • EXSS 1080 Introduction to Health and Wellness Education
  • EXS 2200 Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • EXSS 3110 Personal and Community Health
  • EXSS 3010 Tests & Measurements in EXSS

SURE- Summer 2018. Understanding etiologies of burnout in medical residents. 
CUR grant. Brummitt N, Allen C, Johnson R. (2018). The effect of physical environment on learning. $250

Allen C (2016). Scaffolding Undergraduate Research Throughout the curriculum. CURQ, FALL 2016 37(1).

Hardie E, Mendillo G, Wright M, Allen C. (2015). Sleep deprivation and the effects of short term cognitive and physical function. Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Doupis M, Miller C, Allen C. (2015) Integrating Olympic lifting to increase the flexibility and power of a rugby player. A case study at Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C. (2015). The effect of religiosity and quality of life and stress among college students. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Diego, CA.

Shields H, and Allen C. (2014) The relationship between college students’ connectedness to nature and quality of life. NCUR. (Faculty adviser)

Craigo K and Allen C. (2014) The effect of foam rolling on the flexibility of the lower extremity. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Decraene W, Kudla A, Peters B, Allen C. (2014) Dynamic vs static stretching in the improvement of active range of motion. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Grigsby A, Bialecka N, DeLaMar N, Allen C. (2014) VO2max in collegiae sprint and long distance swimmers. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Lemberger K, Mikorski R, Allen C. (2014) Sleep deprivation and athletic performance. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C and Bonn M. (2013). Prevalence of hypercholesterolemia among college-aged persons. 23rd Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference.

Gosselin J, Allen C.  (2013) The effect of religiosity on stress and quality of life among college students. NCUR. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C. (2012) Health Education: A Quick Reference. The go-to book for teachers. Lulu Press.

Bizub A. and Allen C. (2012) Functional Fitness Testing in Older Adults. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Schwartzhoff A., Smith K., Allen C. and Duffy, K. (2012) Attitudes and Behavioral Correlates of Successful Aging: A case study. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty co-adviser)

Onano V (2012). Report from the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Faculty adviser)

Allen, C (2011). Successfully Evaluating on-line Health Related Information. PEcentral.org

Allen C (2011). A health risk appraisal of undergraduate students at Carthage College. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI.

Croix A., Allen C, & Schulze L (2011) Targeted Health Promotion for College Students Using Digital Productions. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Co-Faculty adviser).

Nessling K, Szczesniak K & Allen C (2011). Gender differences in body image among students at Carthage College. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Faculty adviser).

Shields, Hannah (2013). The Relationship Between College Students’ Connectedness to Nature and Quality of Life. Poster presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY (faculty adviser)

Sliwa T (2018). An exploration of the effect of meditation on dominant-leg balance. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI, (Faculty adviser).

Allen C. (2017) Health Education: A Quick Reference. The go-to book for teachers. 2nd ed, Lulu Press.

Michuda, J (2017). An examination of the relationship between deadlift and 60 foot sprint time in Division III softball players. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI, (Faculty adviser). 

  • Cynthia Allen
    Cynthia Allen
    Carthage College

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen is an expert in public health who teaches in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage. She is an American College of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal trainer and a Level 1 Yogafit instructor. 

While studying human nutrition at Kansas State University, Professor Allen was awarded a $25,000 grant from the American Egg Board to research the potential association between lutien intake and decreased incidence of age-related macular degeneration. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she spent four years working in the community as a health educator. Prof. Allen was also elected a three-year term as a Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Councilor in the Health Sciences Division (2016-2019).

She earned her Ph.D. in human nutrition from Kansas State University, her M.S. in exercise and sport science from Colorado State University, and her B.S. in physical education from Utah State University. A native of Utah, she joined the Carthage faculty in 2004.

Brief Bio

Cynthia Allen is an expert in public health who teaches in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage. She is an American College of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal trainer and a Level 1 Yogafit instructor. 

Prof. Allen advises students who are studying to be physical education and health teachers. She earned her Ph.D. in human nutrition from Kansas State University, her M.S. in exercise and sport science from Colorado State University, and her B.S. in physical education from Utah State University.

Title

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Email Address

callen1@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-6671

Office Location

TARC 2055

Education

  • Ph.D. — Human Nutrition, Kansas State University
  • M.S. — Exercise & Sport Science, Colorado State University
  • B.S. — Physical Education, Utah State University

Courses

  • EXSS 1080 Introduction to Health and Wellness Education
  • EXS 2200 Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • EXSS 3110 Personal and Community Health
  • EXSS 3010 Tests & Measurements in EXSS

Grants and Awards

SURE- Summer 2018. Understanding etiologies of burnout in medical residents. 
CUR grant. Brummitt N, Allen C, Johnson R. (2018). The effect of physical environment on learning. $250

Publications

Allen C (2016). Scaffolding Undergraduate Research Throughout the curriculum. CURQ, FALL 2016 37(1).

Hardie E, Mendillo G, Wright M, Allen C. (2015). Sleep deprivation and the effects of short term cognitive and physical function. Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Doupis M, Miller C, Allen C. (2015) Integrating Olympic lifting to increase the flexibility and power of a rugby player. A case study at Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C. (2015). The effect of religiosity and quality of life and stress among college students. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Diego, CA.

Shields H, and Allen C. (2014) The relationship between college students’ connectedness to nature and quality of life. NCUR. (Faculty adviser)

Craigo K and Allen C. (2014) The effect of foam rolling on the flexibility of the lower extremity. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Decraene W, Kudla A, Peters B, Allen C. (2014) Dynamic vs static stretching in the improvement of active range of motion. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Grigsby A, Bialecka N, DeLaMar N, Allen C. (2014) VO2max in collegiae sprint and long distance swimmers. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Lemberger K, Mikorski R, Allen C. (2014) Sleep deprivation and athletic performance. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C and Bonn M. (2013). Prevalence of hypercholesterolemia among college-aged persons. 23rd Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference.

Gosselin J, Allen C.  (2013) The effect of religiosity on stress and quality of life among college students. NCUR. (Faculty adviser)

Allen C. (2012) Health Education: A Quick Reference. The go-to book for teachers. Lulu Press.

Bizub A. and Allen C. (2012) Functional Fitness Testing in Older Adults. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty adviser)

Schwartzhoff A., Smith K., Allen C. and Duffy, K. (2012) Attitudes and Behavioral Correlates of Successful Aging: A case study. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, Wis. (Faculty co-adviser)

Onano V (2012). Report from the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Faculty adviser)

Allen, C (2011). Successfully Evaluating on-line Health Related Information. PEcentral.org

Allen C (2011). A health risk appraisal of undergraduate students at Carthage College. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI.

Croix A., Allen C, & Schulze L (2011) Targeted Health Promotion for College Students Using Digital Productions. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Co-Faculty adviser).

Nessling K, Szczesniak K & Allen C (2011). Gender differences in body image among students at Carthage College. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI. (Faculty adviser).

Shields, Hannah (2013). The Relationship Between College Students’ Connectedness to Nature and Quality of Life. Poster presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY (faculty adviser)

Sliwa T (2018). An exploration of the effect of meditation on dominant-leg balance. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI, (Faculty adviser).

Allen C. (2017) Health Education: A Quick Reference. The go-to book for teachers. 2nd ed, Lulu Press.

Michuda, J (2017). An examination of the relationship between deadlift and 60 foot sprint time in Division III softball players. Poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholars, Carthage College, WI, (Faculty adviser). 

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