SMART Lab

SMART Lab The Sports Medicine Assessment, Research & Testing (SMART) Laboratory is a research facility at Georg
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The SMART Laboratory is a 2000 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 Prince William 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 Fiel

d 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.

Congrats to 2 of our doctoral students on being awarding dissertation grants by the George Mason University!
12/15/2023

Congrats to 2 of our doctoral students on being awarding dissertation grants by the George Mason University!

The grants are awarded to Mason doctoral candidates whose research is deemed worthy of provost level funding.

We hosted another group of students in our lab today and demonstrated motion capture, force plates, wearables and VR! Hu...
12/14/2023

We hosted another group of students in our lab today and demonstrated motion capture, force plates, wearables and VR! Huge thanks for our graduate students who helped out. Great way to end the semester as we head into the holiday season!

We hosted a group of high school students in the lab today from Chantilly High School who are taking a personal training...
12/12/2023

We hosted a group of high school students in the lab today from Chantilly High School who are taking a personal training course. They learned about several types of physiological and body composition assessments in the SMART lab. Thanks for visiting!

Hot off the press....new SMART lab publication. Congrats to our alumni Victoria Fauntroy for her work on the paper! http...
06/02/2023

Hot off the press....new SMART lab publication. Congrats to our alumni Victoria Fauntroy for her work on the paper! https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1089313X231177179

Introduction: Sleep is essential for athletes and dancers to optimize recovery. Poor sleep negatively affects cognitive function and injury risk in athletes. In...

Our national conference season has started. First up is ACSM in Denver. Congrats to our alumni Dr. Amanda Estep and Dr. ...
06/01/2023

Our national conference season has started. First up is ACSM in Denver. Congrats to our alumni Dr. Amanda Estep and Dr. Susannah Taylor for their presentations today!

05/30/2023
Happy end of the semester!! Our graduate student Travis Lipscomb is extra happy as he wrapped up data collection for his...
05/12/2023

Happy end of the semester!! Our graduate student Travis Lipscomb is extra happy as he wrapped up data collection for his MS research project. Travis conducted a project to compare VO2max on a treadmill to an airbike. Stay tuned for our findings….

Thank you to Kinesiology undergraduate student Kayleigh Newman for making this infographic from one of our recent papers...
04/19/2023

Thank you to Kinesiology undergraduate student Kayleigh Newman for making this infographic from one of our recent papers in the TSAC Report. Congrats to PhD students Megan and Mike for their publication!

New research paper out of the SMART Lab on the reporting of ACL return to sport exercise programs. Congrats to our docto...
03/18/2023

New research paper out of the SMART Lab on the reporting of ACL return to sport exercise programs. Congrats to our doctoral students Navid and Kelly for leading the way. Thank you to our collaborators in the UK for working with us from start to finish! Check out the full text here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/19417381231158327

We have been working on a project to support the VA Army National Guard with the implementation of the new H2F program. ...
11/16/2022

We have been working on a project to support the VA Army National Guard with the implementation of the new H2F program. Yesterday the VAANG H2F coordinator visited our lab to try out some of the tests we hope to be able to provide to soon to the NG to support their health and wellness.

11/05/2022

Ph.D Kinesiology Concentration

We are currently recruiting and have funding available for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA). The KINE faculty research interests are conducted at the Sports Medicine Assessment, Research, and Testing (SMART Laboratory) in the areas of:
- Biomechanics
- Tactical Athlete Performance
- Research and Implementation of Injury Prevention Programs
- Wearable Sensors

Priority application deadline is fast approaching. For detailed information on how to submit your application see additional information below.

Application and deadline:
To apply visit https://itsapps.gmu.edu/graduate-deadlines-and-requirements/Programs/Details/a3L1I0000005OyBUAU
Fall 2023 – Priority application deadline: December 1, 2023

If you have questions about the program send me an email ([email protected]) or consider attending one of the upcoming informational sessions. Details can be found on our website. https://cehd.gmu.edu/admissions/infosessions/

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), George Mason University located in Fairfax Virginia and includes the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, and the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Undergraduate and graduate admissions options include master's degr...

Meet Cameron Harris who is one of our MS Kinesiology students. Cameron has been working in the SMART Lab since starting ...
09/26/2022

Meet Cameron Harris who is one of our MS Kinesiology students. Cameron has been working in the SMART Lab since starting the program and has an internship with the DC United this semester. This spring Cameron will graduate and plans to pursue a career in sports science.

08/31/2022
08/27/2022

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Shane Caswell for his recent article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The findings of the study have major implications for policy in woman's lacrosse.

https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/17/970

Good looking group of students and faculty. We had a great time at ACSM in San Diego!
06/08/2022

Good looking group of students and faculty. We had a great time at ACSM in San Diego!

Happy to see many of our students presenting at ACSM in San Diego this past week. Here are a couple photos of Mike (PhD ...
06/07/2022

Happy to see many of our students presenting at ACSM in San Diego this past week. Here are a couple photos of Mike (PhD student) and Cameron (MS student) presenting their posters. More photos to come soon!

Congratulations to all our students who graduated this Spring. We are very proud of you!!
05/26/2022

Congratulations to all our students who graduated this Spring. We are very proud of you!!

05/23/2022

Excited to announce our new partnership with the Running Store in Gainesville! For all of you runners training for a race this Summer or Fall don't forget we offer VO2 max testing, 3D gait analysis and body composition assessments.

https://therunningstore.com/pages/partners-in-fitness

We've been conducting testing on a number of collegiate and professional basketball players recently to help them prepar...
05/11/2022

We've been conducting testing on a number of collegiate and professional basketball players recently to help them prepare for the draft and Summer leagues. Shout out to our MS student Cameron Harris for leading the testing. Cameron played college basketball and plans to pursue a career in sports science working with basketball players after he graduates.

Happy Birthday to our MS student Ashley Hromyak! This semester Ashley has been doing a great job working in the lab and ...
05/02/2022

Happy Birthday to our MS student Ashley Hromyak! This semester Ashley has been doing a great job working in the lab and taking over our social media account. If you see her this week make sure to wish her Happy Birthday!

We are excited to be supporting the Army H2F program! More news to come soon. A number of our current and former student...
04/27/2022

We are excited to be supporting the Army H2F program! More news to come soon.

A number of our current and former students are doing work with tactical athletes. If you are interested in joining one of our academic programs and getting involved DM us!

We are recruiting for one of our studies! See the photos for more info and please share with anyone who would be interes...
04/25/2022

We are recruiting for one of our studies! See the photos for more info and please share with anyone who would be interested.

The SMART lab is happy to be part of 50 years of Mason!
04/14/2022

The SMART lab is happy to be part of 50 years of Mason!

04/11/2022

Address

9100 Freedom Center Boulevard
Manassas, VA
20110

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(703) 993-4714

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