2008 Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
Dissertation: Relationships among Self-Efficacy, Self-Motivation and Physical Activity: Implications for Health Education
2001 M.S., Education (Exercise Science),
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Thesis: Accuracy of 1RM Prediction Equations
1997 BSN, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2008 - Present Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Program
Department of Applied Health Sciences
College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Fall 2007 Instructor Health Education- Environmental Health
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
2006 - 2008 Term Faculty Life Sciences
John A Logan College
Sole responsibility for sections of HTH 110 and HTH 150
Develop and teach on-line section of HTH 110 using Blackboard
Plan, implement, and evaluate “Stop the Gain” grant through IDPH
2005 - 2006 Graduate Assistant (Fitness) - Southern Illinois
University, Recreation Center
Supervised Group Fitness classes
Supervised Personal Training activities
Organized Massage Therapy appointments
Performed Fitness Assessments
Monitored Group Fitness attendance numbers
Evaluated Group Fitness instructor performance
2002 - 2006 Instructor Health Education - Foundations of Health
(HED 101) and Human Growth and Development (HED 311)
Created course syllabi
Compiled lesson plans
Utilized various teaching strategies and projects to accommodate multiple learning modalities
Maintained high student retention rates
Frequently worked in cooperation with the Achieve Program
Actively assisted students in their educational endeavors (i.e. write letters of reference, provide ample communication opportunities etc.)
1999 - 2001 Instructor Physical Education - Foundations of
Fitness (PE 101), Exercise Physiology Labs (PE 201),
(PE 322) and activity courses Golf and Softball
Physical activity and obesity
Behavior theory and behavior change
Self-efficacy and self-motivation and the effect on health behavior
2013 Melancon, J., Terrell, J., & Hutchins, M. Crisis communication: A class icebreaker (Abstract presented at 2013 Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium and Exposition)
2013 Hutchins, MD, Epler, C, Peterson, Y & Melancon, J. Risk Characteristics of Healthcare Workers That Decline Voluntary Influenza Vaccination (Abstract selected for poster presentation at 2013 Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference)
2012 Hutchins, MD, Melancon, J & Sneed, D. Results of Using the Coronary Health Improvement Program (Abstract presented at SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference)
2011 Peterson, Y, Hutchins, MD, and Gosse, S. Public Health Screening Collaboration. (Abstract presented at Indiana Joint National Public Health Conference)
2010 Hutchins, MD. Self-efficacy and Physical Activity Patterns of Male and Female College Students (Abstract selected for poster presentation at 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health)
2010 Hutchins MD, Peterson, Y, and Tincher, J. Fitness for Life: Changes in Motivation and Self-Efficacy. Abstract presented at AAHE Research Coordinating Board poster presentation AAHPERD 2010 National Convention
2009 Guest Speaker for Vigo County School District In-service, Vigo County School Corporation, Terre Haute, IN
2003 “Self-Motivation and Exercise Behavior”, Robert D. Russell Symposium Carbondale, IL
Hutchins, M.D., Melancon, J.D., and Nunning, J. (2012). Teaching self-efficacy of a selected group of secondary health education teachers. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 3(1), 27-32.
Melancon, J., Terrell, J., & Hutchins, M. (2011). Crisis communication: A class icebreaker. Health Education Teaching Techniques Journal, 1, 45-50.
Hutchins, M. D, Drolet, J. C., and Ogletree, R. (2010). Physical Activity Patterns of Male and Female College Students. The Health Educator, 42(2), 84-88.
Hutchins, M. D., and Gearhart, R. F. (2010). Accuracy of 1-RM prediction equations for the bench press and biceps curl. Journal of Exercise Physiology online, 13(3), 32-39.
Gearhart, R. F., Becque, M. D., FACSM, Hutchins, M. D., Palm, C. M., Cudworth, C. J., and Jastrzab, M.D. (2005). Rating perceived exertion during short duration very high intensity cycle exercise. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 100, 767-773.
Gearhart, R. F., Becque, M. D., FACSM, Hutchins, M. D., Palm, C. M., Cudworth, C. J., and Jastrzab, M.D. (2004). Comparison of memory and combination exercise and memory-anchoring procedures on ratings of perceived exertion during short duration near-peak-intensity cycle ergometer exercise. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99, 775-784.
Hutchins, M. D., Becque, M. D. FACSM, Gearhart, R. F., and Carroll, P. J. (2002). Accuracy of 1RM prediction equations for the bench press and biceps curl. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), S35.
Gearhart, R. F., Becque, M. D., FACSM, Hutchins, M. D., Palm, C. M., Cudworth, C. J., and Jastrzab, M.D. (2002). Ratings of perceived exertion during high and low resistance anaerobic cycle exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), S170.
Gearhart, R. F., Becque, M. D., FACSM, Hutchins, M. D., Palm, C. M., Cudworth, C. J., and Jastrzab, M.D. (2001). Ratings of perceived exertion during high and low resistance anaerobic cycle exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5), S84.
Terrell, J., Behrendt, L., Melancon, J. and Hutchins, M. (2011). Never the same: The real impact of environmental factors. Indiana AHPERD Journal, 40(2), 21-22.
Hutchins, M. D., Melancon, J., and Ehrnwald, K. (2010). Measuring self-efficacy among secondary school health education teachers. Indiana AHPERD Journal, 39(1), 11-14.
Hutchins, M.D., Melancon, J., Sneed, D, and Nunning, J. Accepted by The Physical Educator, To be included in March 2014 issue.
Hutchins, MD- ($1455.00 awarded February 2013). ISU Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Faculty Travel Grant
Land, I, Hutchins, MD, and Lunce, L – ISU Unbounded Possibilities (not awarded, Applied for Spring 2011, requested $1 million over 5 years)
Peterson, Y and Hutchins, MD – ($3282.52 awarded September 2010). Indiana State University Center for Public Service and Engagement, ISU Wellness Bash II, Co-Project Director.
Hutchins, MD – ($2492 awarded April 2009). Indiana State University Technology Mini-Grant, Project Director
Hutchins, MD- (not awarded, W. K. Kellogg Foundation spring 2008, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for school aged youth, requested $10,000)
2013 Proposed Article “Physical Activity Program for Rural, Diverse Youth” The Physical Educator
2013 Proposed Article "Health Assessment Data Collection: A Method for Educating College Students Regarding Their Risk Factors for Developing Cardiovascular Disease” The Physical Educator
2012 Proposed Article “The Importance of Health Related Fitness Knowledge to Increasing Physical Activity and Physical Fitness” The Physical Educator
2012 Proposed Article “Healthy Living Initiative: Running/Walking Club” The Physical Educator
2011 Proposed article “Perceived Accuracy of Popular Culture magazine Content and Perceptions of Female Sexual Response: A Pilot Study”- Academy Journals
2010 Proposed book title “Foundations of Global Community Health Promotion and Education” Reviewed Chapters 1-4, Jones and Bartlett Publishing: Sudbury, MA.
2010 Proposed book title “Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems”, IGI Global: Hershey, PA.