Tamlyn Shields, M.A., BCBA, Lecturer

Tamlyn ShieldsTamlyn Shields earned her BS and MA degrees in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Her academic career began as a Research Associate, where she coordinated both community outreach and research projects at East Carolina University and then at UNCW. She currently teaches courses in Facilitating Behavior Change, Exercise Prescription I (to prepare students for the nationally accredited ACSM EP-C exam), Exercise Prescription II, and Leadership Skills for Adventure Exercise.

Shields’s current research interests include the impact of suspension training on functional movement, correlation of the Functional Movement Screen and the TRX MAPS assessment, usage of apps to encourage school aged children to utilize an active mode of transportation to and from school, and the impact of time spent in nature on memory, creativity, and nature relatedness.