Scott B. Martin

Professor | Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

PhD Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Tennessee
MS Health and Physical Education, Illinois State University
BS Cognitive Psychology, University of Kansas

Dr. Scott Martin received his doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a fellow and certified consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the 2012-2016 United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry, and an invited member of the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership. Dr. Martin has extensive knowledge in sport, fitness, and health psychology which has allowed him to help numerous people (coaches, athletes, musicians, business leaders, etc.) with their performance. He has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed professional articles, 10 non-refereed articles, four book chapters, and 150 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, Cooper Institute, and United Way. His research interests include attitudes toward sport psychology; psychosocial factors associated with physical activity and fitness, body composition, and sedentary behavior; effective coaching behavior and leadership styles; and skills and strategies associated with performance success. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Applied Sport Psychology; American Psychological Association - Division 47; American College of Sports Medicine; and Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Dr. Martin has served on several advisory and editorial boards (e.g., Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology). In addition, he has served as a section editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and co-edited a Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Supplement on Texas youth physical fitness.