Smart Lab

Nelson Cortes

PhD, Old Dominion University
Associate Professor
Representative, SMART LAB

Dr. Cortes earned his B.S. in Physical Education & Exercise Science from ULHT with a special emphasis in Sports Biomechanics; an M.S. Ed. in Exercise Science with concentration in Clinical Biomechanics; and his Ph.D. in Human Movement Science from Old Dominion University. He has authored his research in refereed journals, and other publications; and has presented regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Cortes serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Sports Science. Read more about Dr. Cortes.

Marissa Roy

B.S., Neuroscience, George Mason University

Marissa Roy earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from George Mason University and is currently enrolled in the Master’s program in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion. She also works as an online nutrition and training lifestyle coach, who has helped hundreds of men and women get in their best shape and learn to sustain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Her research interests include mechanisms behind body composition change, female physiology and exercise endocrinology. Marissa is an NSCA Certified Strength and a Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).