Christian Martínez, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5978
Office: Tuttle North B328
Office Hours:

Spring 2024

Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tuesday  9:30 am - 10:30 am

Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Christian Martínez joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies & Physical Education at SUNY Brockport in 2023. He previously taught Kinesiology and Public Health-related courses at The University of Puerto Rico and The Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He has expertise in programming, planning, and implementing structured and systematic intervention programs for underserved populations. Founder and former CEO of Children’s FitZone Inc., a physical activity intervention program to reduce childhood obesity in the West Region of Puerto Rico. In 2020, Christian Martínez established at the University of Puerto Rico Team Prime Time Games®, a full-inclusion peer mentor sports program for children with developmental disabilities.

Further, he previously worked as a Diseases Intervention Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation (CDC Foundation), supporting the Department of Health in Puerto Rico and performing interventions in the school system in Puerto Rico.


Ph.D. in Kinesiology Major Adapted Physical Education & Minor Public Health Behavior Promotion, The Ohio State University

M.A. in Sports Training and Performance, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

B.A. in Physical Education, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez

Areas of Specialty

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Courses Taught

  • Motor Development 
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Assessment for Teachers

Research Interests

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Hispanic & Afro Latinos Students
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Physical Education & Health