JIM MARTIN, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Research Summary

My research has been focused on neuromuscular function, metabolic cost, and fatigue. Applications for my research range from basic aspects of neuromuscular function to human performance in a variety of settings including sport, disease, rehabilitation, and aging. Recently, I have branched into the treatment and prevention of metabolic disorders with two lines of research: single leg cycling exercise and prolonged low intensity exercise in workplace and classroom settings.


  • PhD, Exercise Science, University of Texas
  • MA, Exercise Science, University of Texas
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas


 I received my Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin in which my emphasis area was Exercise Science combined with Growth Development and Aging. Following completion of my doctorate I took a two year Research Assistant Professor position at University of South Carolina.  I joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2000 and am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science.