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Dr. Arrianna Smith-Martin

Assistant Professor of Human Performance Education

Dr. Arrianna 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,” 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.”

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, Martin serves as a “taxi cab driver” for her two daughters. She also enjoys reading and working out.

Education:
B.G.S., Nicholls State University; M.Ed., Ph.D, University of New Orleans

Courses taught:
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

Contact information:
133 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4298
E-mail: arrianna.martin@nicholls.edu

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