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Joe Malone


Dissertation Title: Creating a College Women’s Wellness Program: Innovation for Health Promotion

Dr. Joe Malone, a physiologist, taught for many years at Middle Tennessee State University and has guest lectured at Vanderbilt, Princeton, Catholic University of America as well as other major universities. He had classes that ranged from Health and Wellness to Fitness Education for the Adult. Dr. Malone created a new course in 2012 called Women’s Personal Conditioning along with a sorority wellness program which was extraordinarily successful and effective. Dr. Malone was named Greek Faculty Member of the year in 2010 and 2016 for his wellness work with sororities. He holds a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance with a minor in neuropsychology and a specialization in women’s health and sexual wellness. Malone has also earned national certifications as a Personal Trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, and Fitness Educator. He is the former Chair of the Nashville Community Health and Wellness Team and the current Topic Network Chair for Health Promotion for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood He also draws from his life experiences as a former model, Division I college football player and coach, celebrity trainer, elected official, husband and father in his teaching.

Dr. Malone served on the CDC Initiative for STD Prevention for the state of Tennessee. He has been happily married to his wife Jody for over 40 years. Dr. Malone is coauthor of Battles of the Sexes: and founder of Sex IQ:

He has over 20 years of experience working with females. Beginning in the mid-1990’s he was a Fitness Professional and Personal Trainer primarily to women. They ranged in age from their teens to their 30s and early 40s which has given him a longitudinal perspective on the importance of healthy lifestyle development for females. Starting in 2007 Dr. Malone began to focus on promoting the overall wellness of college-age women in particular. During this time, he has learned a great deal about the adult developmental pathway of females. Dr. Malone founded a nonprofit organization to increase young women’s wellness factors in 2008. His research interests center around the promotion of the health and sexual wellness of reproductive age females.


Women's Health and Sexual Wellness Work

Dr. Malone created a College Women's Wellness program at Middle Tennessee State University that included a female-focused Women's Personal Conditioning class as well as a campuswide sorority wellness program. He worked with hundreds of young women in the class as well as giving wellness and healthy sexuality workshops to thousands in the sororities. This was a unique women's program nationwide on college and university campuses.

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MTSU Pilates Class

Dr. Joe leading the women's pilate class at MTSU. During this session, they learned Joe's buddy bootcamp routine.

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ADPi Sorority

Dr. Joe warms up the sorority girls of ADPi for the buddy bootcamp workout.

The buddy bootcamp is a strenuous and fun workout performed with a partner.

MTSU Women's Personal Conditioning Class

One of the women's personal conditioning class at MTSU. Dr. Joe created this unique class in 2012 pioneering a new women's health class on university campuses.

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