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ISSM Board

The Florida State University Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board

Standing left to right: Jon Jost (Intercollegiate Athletics) , Steve E. Jordan (Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic), Daniel J. Van Durme (College of Medicine), Thomas C. Haney (Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic), Robert C. Eklund (College of Education), Ashley Willobee (Arthrex, Inc). Seated left to right: Angela Sehgal (College of Human Sciences), Michele Garber (College of Human Sciences)


The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine received approval from The Florida State University for its scope of operation and study in December 2010. The Institute is a collaborative effort between The Florida State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, College of Human Sciences, College of Medicine and founding Partner, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic.


The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine serves as a multidisciplinary, developmental center, providing research and educational programs in sports sciences, sports medicine, athletic/human performance, and injury prevention to the medical and scientific community and the general public.


Conduct Research

  • Conduct research in sports sciences and medicine with an emphasis on injury prevention and athletic/human performance

Provide Continuing Education and Outreach

  • Engage medical professionals in public education and professional development in sports sciences and medicine

Recruit Partners and Members

  • Build a core of corporate partners, members, and private donors for leveraging and sustaining financial support of the Institute


Master of Science in Exercise Science
Major in Sports Sciences

Students have an opportunity to be involved in the activities of The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine through the Sports Sciences graduate major in the College of Human Sciences. The primary mission of the Sport Science Major of the Master of Science Degree in Exercise Sciences is to academically and clinically prepare graduate students with an interest in sports science, human/athletic performance and athletic training. The Program provides an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and experience in sports science through a combination of didactic instruction, laboratory experiences, supervised practica, and research projects oriented toward some aspect of sports science, human/athletic performance or athletic training.

Professionals & Public

One of the goals of The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine is to provide professional development activities, educational workshops and testing services for professionals and the general public.

Professional Development
(including continuing education credits)

  •  Grand Rounds
  •  Educational Symposia
  •  On-line Educational Materials

Educational Opportunities

  •  Workshops
  •  "Hot Topic Summits"
  •  On-line Materials

Services and Testing

  •  Exercise Testing
  •  Sports Skills Assessments
  •  Fitness Evaluations
  •  Musculoskeletal Screenings
  •  Nutritional Consultations

Faculty & Practitioners

Research Collaborations
Human Performance Laboratory
The Human Performance Laboratory is the academic research center for The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine and provides a collaborative environment for faculty interested in investigating human performance. Our laboratory is state-of-the-art and allows students, faculty and practitioners to perform research and investigate techniques used in exercise science, biomechanics, sports nutrition, sports medicine and performance training. Equipment includes:

  • Biodex System 4 Pro
  • Biodex Balance System SD
  • ParvoMedics Metabolic Measurement
  • Trigno Wireless EMG
  • Velotron Dynafit Pro
  • Smartspeed Training Timing System
  • Dartfish Video Analysis
  • Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Upcoming Events


2012 Capital City Sports Summit Presentations