Dr. Melissa M. Montgomery, PhD, ATC

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MontgomeryAssistant Professor

Athletic Training Program Clinical Education Coordinator

B.A. Sport Sciences (emphasis in Athletic Training): University of the Pacific (2001)

M.A. Sport Sciences: University of the Pacific (2005)

Ph.D. Kinesiology (Applied Neuromechanics concentration): The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2011)

          Dissertation: The Effect of Lean Body Mass and Strength on Lower Extremity Energy Absorption Strategies during Landing

Research Interest: Previous research shows that female athletes are at a much higher risk for injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee; however, the reason for this sex difference is unclear. My work investigates how sex differences in body composition and strength affect movement mechanics and thus the risk for lower extremity injury.

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National Athletic Trainers' Association

Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA)

American College of Sports Medicine

Board of Certification

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I am investigating the relationship between body composition and lower extremity muscle activation levels during jumping and landing. Click HERE

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