The SMART Laboratories are three state-of-the art facilities where faculty and students from the Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP), Athletic Training Education (ATEP), and Kinesiology (KINE) Programs conduct evidence-based research in the areas of injury prevention, lower extremity neuromechanical assessment, traumatic brain injury (TBI) concussions, youth sport, and sports performance.

icSPORTS 2016. 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support. Porto, Portugal 7-9 November, 2016

In the XXI century most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are becoming an important support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sport sciences, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all imaginable application areas in sports. This congress intends to be a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to exchange ideas and developed synergies. The SMART Lab faculty has been proudly involved with the icSPORTS conference. For more information see the flyer.

Getting Fit By Degrees: Mason's Exercise Science Program Expands

The expanding fitness community has prompted George Mason University to offer two new degrees.

“People find CrossFit and enjoy it,” says Jatin Ambegaonkar, associate professor and operations director of George Mason’s Sports Medicine Assessment, Research, and Testing (SMART) Laboratory. “Then they want more education about fitness. We had to turn away potential students because we didn’t have a program for them. We saw a need, and the profession is growing.”

Potential students can be anyone from personal trainers to gym owners to those who want to study fitness. As with any exercise class, there’s more than one level—Mason is offering degrees tailored to both beginners and the more advanced.


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