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Scott B. Martin, PhD, FACSM, FAASP, CMPC

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology


Dr. Scott Martin received his doctorate of philosophy degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and an invited member of the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership. Dr. Martin has extensive knowledge in health and performance psychology, physical activity and fitness, and sport which has provided him the opportunity to interact with numerous coaches, athletes, musicians, military personnel, and business leaders about their performance. He has authored or co-authored over 70 refereed professional articles, 10 non-refereed articles, five book chapters, and 200 presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Martin has received over $2 million in funding from organizations and agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (Science Education Partnership Award), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Cooper Institute, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Girls in the Game. His research interests include examining psychosocial factors associated with physical activity, physical fitness, and body composition; attitudes toward psychology skills and services; effective coaching behavior and leadership styles; and mental skills and strategies associated with performance success. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine; Association for Applied Sport Psychology; American Psychological Association - Division 47; and Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Dr. Martin serves on several advisory and editorial boards (e.g., Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology). He also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and co-edited a Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Supplement on Texas youth physical fitness.