Andrew (Tony) Pustina serves as Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Carthage.
Prof. Pustina recently completed his Ph.D. at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where he spent three years as a sport scientist for the men’s soccer team. As a sport scientist, he created annual periodized training plans and monitored the athletes and their training daily. Daily monitoring included the use of global positioning systems, heart rate monitors, and subjective ratings of perceived exertion. In addition, physical tests were used to assess player fitness qualities throughout the year. These tests assessed vertical jump, isometric strength, sprint, and endurance performance. During his time at ETSU men’s soccer, the soccer team won a conference championship in 2013 and were runners-up in 2015.
Prior to beginning his graduate study at ETSU, Prof. Pustina spent three years teaching courses relating to exercise physiology, kinesiology, and anatomy and physiology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and Globe University. During that time, he coached soccer in various clubs and high schools.
He is National Strength and Conditioning Association certified as a strength and conditioning specialist, and holds a Level II certification from the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.
He is interested in athlete monitoring, strength assessment, and strength and conditioning.
Andrew (Tony) Pustina serves as Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Carthage. Prof. Pustina recently completed his Ph.D. at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where he spent three years as a sport scientist for the men’s soccer team.
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
- 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
- EXS 4050 Exercise Physiology
- EXS 3070 Kinesiology
- EXS 3500 Senior Thesis
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.