Andrew Pustina

  • Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
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    TARC 2010B

    Professor Andrew (Tony) Pustina serves as Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Carthage. In addition, he works as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Women’s Soccer.

    Prof. Pustina has a background in athlete testing and monitoring, strength and power training, exercise physiology, and exercise prescription. He taught undergraduate exercise and sport science courses for a total of five years at Globe University, West Virginia University-Institute of Technology, and East Tennessee State University before beginning his career at Carthage in 2016. He has been coaching soccer and working in the strength and conditioning field since 2008.

    Currently, he serves on Carthage’s Institutional Review Board and helps both graduate and undergraduate students complete their capstone projects.

    • B.S. — Physical Education-Health Promotion, UW-Platteville
    • M.S. — Exercise and Sport Science: Human Performance – Applied Sport Science, UW-La Crosse
    • Ph.D. — Sport Physiology and Performance, East Tennessee State University


    • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • United States Weightlifting Association: Level II Weightlifting Coach
    • United States Soccer: D License
    • EXS 3070 Applied Exercise Anatomy & Biomechanics
    • EXS 4050 Physiology of Exercise
    • EXS 4900 Field Placement in Exercise and Sport Science
    • EXS 3210 Advanced Techniques in Training & Conditioning
    • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience
    • 2019 SURE Grant Student Mentor: Benjamin Nolan
    • Nolan, B. J. and Pustina, A. A. (2020). An Evaluation of Yolk barbell Squat Variations and Their Influences on Kinetic Variables During A Submaximal 5-Repetition Set. National Strength and Conditioning Association Wisconsin State Clinic Presentation.
    • Pustina, A. A. and Nolan, B. J. (2019). An Evaluation of Cambered Barbell Squat Variations and Their Influences on 1RM and Kinetic Variables. 14th Annual Coaches College.
    • Robinson, K. J., Johnson, A. A., Neahous, S., Pustina, A. A. (2017). Relationship Between Max Strength and Jump Performance Among Division III College Men’s Volleyball Players. 12th Annual coaching and Sport Science College.
    • Pustina, A. A., Johnson, A. A., Rochau, K. G., Robinson, K. J., Molinaro, D. M. (2017). Seasonal Traning Load Differences Among Female Division III Soccer Players. 12th Annual Coaching and Sport Science College.
    • Pustina, A. A., Sato, K., Liu, C., Kavanaugh, A. A., Sams, M. L., Liu, J., Stone, M. H. (2017). Establishing a duration standard for the calculation of session rating of perceived exertion in NCAA Division I men’s soccer. Journal of Trainology, 6(1), 26-30.

    East Tennessee State University, 2015 10th Annual Coaches College Poster Presentations:

    • Andrew A. Pustina, Matt L. Sams, Junshi Liu, Kimitake Sato, Satoshi Mizuguchi. Relationship between subjective and objective indicators of training load in Division I male soccer players during training sessions and competitive matches.
    • Sams, M., Pustina, A., Liu, J., Smith, J., Grazer, J., and Mizuguchi, S. The effect of position and team formation on the physical activity profiles of a Division I men’s soccer team.
    • Junshi Liu, Caleb Bazyler, Christopher Taber, Andrew Pustina, Satoshi Mizuguchi. Application of principal component analysis in kinetics study for ISO-SQUAT

    East Tennessee State University, 2014 9th Annual Coaches College Poster Presentation:

    • Junshi Liu, Andrew A. Pustina, Kyle Uptmore, Hugo Santanna, Garett Bingham, Chris Taber, Evan  T. Harvey, Matt L. Sams. A brief review of soccer performance analysis models.

    Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Publication:

    • Wright, G.A., Pustina, A.A., Mikat, R.P., Kernozek, T.W.  (2012). Predicting lower body power from vertical jump prediction equations for loaded jump squats at different intensities in men and women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26, 648-655.