Martin Teaches In Sri Lanka As Fulbright Scholar
Thomas Martin, professor of health, fitness and sport, recently completed a four-month Fulbright Scholar grant to study and teach Physical Education in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Martin began his Fulbright position by training physical education faculty at the University of Ruhuna in Matara to teach the first university-level interdisciplinary academic course in physical education in the country. He also formulated an equipment plan for the university’s fitness facilities, established an outdoor walking/jogging/running circuit and designed an exercise chart to record students’ progress.
He then moved to the University of Peradeniya in Kandy where he conducted workshops and advised key university officials on the development of the first certificate and diploma program in exercise and sport science in Sri Lanka. Martin also made contributions to the National Institute of Sport Science (Ministry of Sport) and the Ministry of Education in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo.