College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Ed.D., Teachers College Columbia University
Assistant Professor
Health and Physical Education

Contact Information

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Phone: (703) 993-7109
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: rmarttin (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 228B
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110

Profile

My research revolves around implementing sustainable and educational after-school physical education programs in elementary and middle schools. These programs specialize in sports and fitness in under-served communities while reinforcing character development and teaching STEM and common-core literacy skills. Additionally, I conduct research on teaching in physical education and research on the integration of academic subjects and technology into PE. 

 

Research Interests

After-School Phyiscal Activity Programs in under-served and urban communities 

Integartion of STEM, and Literacy in to Phyiscal Education and After-School Programs

Research on Teaching in Phyiscal Education 

Student Attitude in Physical Education 

Youth Sport Retention (wrestling)

Recent Publications

Marttinen, R., Daum, D., Fredrick, R, Santiago, J., & Silverman, S. (in press).Students’ perceptions of Technology Integration during the F.I.T. Unit. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Johnston, K., Marttinen, R., Fredrick, R., & Bhat, V. (in press).Girl’s experiences in a PYD sport program: Developing a participant-centered space. Journal of Youth Development

Ambegaonkar, J. P., Pierce, C., Cortes, N., Marttinen, R., & Caswell, S. (2018)Physical activity and enjoyment during dance-focused physical education classes in middle school girls. International Journal of Physical Education, 55(4),23-34.

Marttinen, R., Fredrick, R., & Silverman, S. (2018) Changes in student attitude toward physical education across a unit of instruction. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 18(1), 62-70.

Marttinen, R., Fredrick, R., & Silverman, S. (2018) Middle School Students’ Physical Activity Levels During a Fitness Integrated with Technology Unit. Montenegrin Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 7(1), 5-12.

Montgomery, M., Marttinen, R., Galpin, A. (2017) Comparison of body fat results from 4 bioelectrical impedance analysis devices vs. air displacement plethysmography in American adolescent wrestlers. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science5(4), 18-25

Marttinen, R., Fredrick, R., Villanueva, A., & Novak, D. (2017). A review of research on teaching in physical education pedagogy 2014-2015. International Journal of Physical Education. 54(1),13-21

Azzarito, L., Simon, M., & Marttinen, R. (2017). “Up against Whiteness”: Rethinking race and the body in a global era. Sport Education and Society 22(5),635-657

Marttinen, R., & Fredrick. R. (2017). R.E.A.C.H: A Case for After School Physical Education. Strategies, 30(1), 8-14

Marttinen, R., Vernikoff, L., Phillips, S., & Fletcher, N. (2017). Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Obesity: A Statistical Inquiry into Latino/a Youth. California Journal of Health Promotion. 15,(1),27-35

Phillips, S.R., Mercier, K., & Marttinen, R. (2017). Fitness Testing: Recommendations for a useful and enjoyable student experience. Strategies 30(5), 19-24.

Marttinen, R., McLoughlin, G., Fredrick III, R. F., & Novak, D. (2017). Integration and physical education: A review of research. Quest. 69(1), 37-49

Azzarito, L., Simon, M., & Marttinen, R. (2016). “Stop Photoshopping!”: A Visual Participatory Inquiry Into Students Responses to a Body Curriculum. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 35(1) 54-69.

            ***Winner of 2016 JTPE Metzler-Freedman Exemplary Paper Award***