Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar
Exercise and Sport Science Researcher
George Mason University


Explore the Emerging Field of Dance Medicine With Jatin Ambegaonkar

An associate professor in the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University, Jatin Ambegaonkar is also a researcher in the emerging field of Dance Medicine — a branch of performing arts medicine that deals with medical and musculoskeletal issues that are specific to dance.

Jatin works with dancers and performing artists to help them perform better and to reduce their injury risk, in addition to pursuing his research interests in studying how to improve the physical activity levels in people across the lifespan. He is also a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and occupational therapist.

Jatin earned his Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC; his Master of Science degree in Sport Injury Prevention & Management from Springfield College, Springfield, MA; and his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from T. N. Medical College, University of Mumbai, India.

He is the founding co-director of the Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing (SMART) laboratory at George Mason University, in addition to chairman of the Research Committee of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and member of the Board of Directors of this association.

Jatin has published over 40 articles in multiple journals, and has presented his research at nationally and internationally. Jatin serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Athletic Training, The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science and the Journal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and reviews articles for over 16 different journals.

For more information, please visit https://cehd.gmu.edu/people/faculty/jambegao/