Dr. Joel Martin
George Mason University


Joel Martin: How Exercise and Fitness Intersect With Science and Engineering

The work of Joel Martin explores first-hand how physical exercise, fitness and health intersect with the fields of science and engineering – specifically in the emerging areas of biomechanics, kinesiology and exercise science.

Trained in mechanical engineering and kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of body movements), Joel, through his research, has a special interest in improving the health of various populations by assessing physical movement and identifying how exercise interventions alter movement performance using a variety of biomechanical techniques. His work also explores how sports performance can be improved using biomechanical and motor control measurement methods.

Joel currently serves at George Mason University where he is Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Undergraduate Program Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion Graduate Program Sports Medicine Assessment Research Testing (SMART) Lab.

He earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics and motor control.  Joel also holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Binghamton.  He is the author of numerous research articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has given numerous presentations at professional conferences.

For more information, please visit https://cehd.gmu.edu/people/faculty/jmarti38/