Tina Schmidt-McNulty MS, ACSM-CEP, RN, DHSc

Tina Schmidt-McNulty

Instructor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

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901 W. Roosevelt Rd., 154 PEB

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Office Hours

By appointment.


Tina Schmidt-McNulty, MS, ACSM-CEP, RN, DHSc is a full-time instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition. She compliments her degrees with numerous certifications in the fitness industry in personal training, aquatic instruction and group fitness instruction. She has also been a nurse on a cardiovascular unit and in cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Tina had the opportunity to be a high school coach where she developed their season training program. She also recently completed her Doctorate of Health Science degree and her dissertation focused on cardiovascular disease, the associated risks, and barriers to exercise in cardiovascular nurses.

Schmidt-McNulty has been in the Fitness Industry for over 30 years as a presenter, author, coach, and instructor. She has written/published several articles on topics on special populations and risk factors. She also has had several roles promoting fitness/wellness programs in corporate, hospital and university settings. Her mission is to pique students' interest in learning and to lay a solid foundation for future educational experiences.

Service to the Community

* 5/2/17 Volunteer Dare2tri event - Assisted Disabled Veterans training for swim portion for a local triathlon. * 6/20/17 - Nursing Camp - Educated high school students on taking vital signs, blood pressures and the nursing process. * 4/23/2023 - Miller Beach Clean up - Gary, IN

Leadership in the Profession

Tivity Health - Silver Sneakers Program, Instructor Coordinator for Northwest Indiana

Munster Swim Club, Assistant Swim Coach for Age Group Swimmers

Greater Chicago Chapter of Arthritis Foundation, Instructor, trainer and volunteer

School Town of Munster, Head Girls and Boys Swimming Coach

Notable Honors

2011 - present - Registered Nurse, State of Indiana

2011-Present - Registered Nurse, State of Illinois

2017 - Certificate in Adult Heart Rhythms, American Heart Association

1996 - Present - ACSM - CEP, American College of Sports Medicine


BS, Nursing, Purdue University, 2010
MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Indiana University, 1996
BS, Exercise Science; minor in Psychology, Indiana University, 1994
DHSC, Doctorate of Public Health, University of Indianapolis, 2022