Jennifer Pintar

Jennifer Pintar, PhD, MPH

Youngstown State University

Associate Professor, Human Performance and Exercise Science

Contact Information

Youngstown State University

Youngstown OH 44555

Phone: 330.941.3655

Fax: 330.941.2280


University of Pittsburgh, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, MS, MPH


Jennifer Pintar, PhD, MPH is the program coordinator for Exercise Science at Youngstown State University. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and health fitness instructor. She has held a faculty appointment at YSU since 1999. She actively engages in research with undergraduate students.

Research Interests

  • Physical activity epidemiology

  • Children with autism and exercise

  • Mindfulness based stress reduction

Practice Interests

  • Development of trunk strength to reduce incidence of low back pain

  • Exercise among children with autism

  • Use of mindfulness based stress reduction in health practice and schools

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Children and exercise

  • Exercise and autism

  • Core strength development

  • Mindfulness based stress reduction