Exercise science professors celebrate ‘EPIK’ journ...

Exercise science professors celebrate ‘EPIK’ journal on ‘MTSU On the Record’

Dr. Jennifer Caputo, top left, a professor of exercise science, and her colleague, assistant professor Samantha Johnson, will appear on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program that airs from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. (MTSU photos of Caputo, Johnson; exercise photo by Miriam Alonso from Pexels)

Dr. Jennifer Caputo, top left, a professor of exercise science, and her colleague, assistant professor Samantha Johnson, are the guests on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program that first aired Nov. 16, 2021, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5. (MTSU photos of Caputo and Johnson; exercise photo by Miriam Alonso/Pexels)

Two MTSU exercise science professors who are co-founders of a new addition to academia’s canon of knowledge about their discipline were the guests on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Jennifer Caputo, a professor of exercise science in the Department of Health and Human Performance, and her colleague, assistant professor Dr. Samantha Johnson, first aired Nov. 16 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist

Gina K. Logue

You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.

The new journal, “Educational Practices in Kinesiology,” or EPIK, is housed by Western Kentucky University at Caputo and Johnson started the journal along with three fellow academics at other institutions.

“Kinesiology, in general terms, is the study of physical activity, and that can be done from several different angles,” Caputo said. “There are lots of different ways to study movement of the human.”

Dr. Jennifer Caputo, professor of Health and Human Performance Exercise Science and co-coordinator of Exercise Science

Dr. Jennifer Caputo

Dr. Samantha Louise Johnson, Health and Human Performance Faculty

Dr. Samantha Johnson

In the inaugural editorial, the founders said the journal will include traditional research manuscripts as well as original classroom and laboratory activities.

Eventually they hope to entertain submissions for course syllabi, case studies, editorial commentaries and textbook reviews.

“It’s not just a free, open-access resource library for people who work in kinesiology, but they’re also getting the credit that we seek in academia,” Johnson said.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.