The SMART Laboratory serves as the primary research facility for faculty and students in the undergraduate and master's degree programs in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine.
The mission of the SMART Laboratory is to encourage evidence-based practice by combining quality research with clinical practice through multiple avenues of scientific inquiry. The laboratory facilitates a collaborative atmosphere where both faculty and student initiated activities work toward decreasing injury risk and advance the well being of physically active individuals of all ages. The SMART Laboratory aspires to have a strong emphasis on seeking and procuring funding to assist and promote its activities.
The Sports Medicine Assessment Research & Testing (SMART) Laboratory at George Mason University strives to enhance the quality of life for all physically active individuals through the development and improvement of methods for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injury and disease.
The SMART Laboratory is a 1,000 square-foot facility housed in the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, an innovative joint partnership between George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas, located on the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University. The laboratory has recently been expanded across campus, and is also located in a 800 square-foot facility within the Field House (Fairfax, VA). The SMART laboratory faculty conducts evidence-based research in the areas of lower extremity injury prevention, neuromechanical assessment of lower extremity, concussion, and sports performance.