Dr. Arrianna Smith-Martin likes to pack her human performance education courses with as much action as possible.
As a former fitness center assistant director and Delgado Community College head women’s basketball coach, Martin combines experience and passion in her lessons.
“I enjoy what I do but I am also serious about what I do,” Smith-Martin says. “I get extremely involved with certain classes because of my passion for the topic. I challenge students to place themselves into the positions of what we are discussing, whether it’s sports psychology, coaching or just an introduction to human performance education.”
Smith-Martin joined the Nicholls faculty in Fall 2005 and serves on several campus committees. Interacting with students is her favorite part of the job.
In her spare time, Smith-Martin enjoys working out and reading, but most importantly, she loves being available for her family.Education:
B.G.S., Nicholls State University; M.Ed., Ph.D, University of New Orleans
HPED 320 – Coaching of Team Sports
HPED 412 – Psychological aspects of Sports
HPED 252 – Introduction to Physical Education
HPED 285 – Teaching of Individual Sports
HPED 492 – The Adult Health and Development Program
HPED 499 – Problems in Health and Physical Education
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