Murphy Grant MS ATC-L, NASM-PES, CES
Areas of Expertise: Collegiate Sports Medicine Administration, Risk Management and Liability in Collegiate Sports Medicine, Concussion Management in Football, Return to Play Guidelines
Murphy Grant is recognized as a leader in the collegiate sports medicine industry. His knowledge base spans the areas of injury prevention, sports performance, and rehabilitation. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance and Health Care Administrator at Wake Forest University. His responsibilities are to provide supervision and administrative oversight to the Sports Performance Team (Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, and Sports Performance). Murphy also oversees health care management and service delivery across all facets of the Sports Performance Team (Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, and Sports Performance).
In addition to his athletic training work, Murphy’s vast knowledge of sports performance and aquatics have allowed him to travel all over the world educating some of the top sports medicine and sports performance professionals and clients, including The Biggest Loser television show, English Premiere League soccer teams, Major League Baseball, and the military.
Murphy earned his Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Quincy (IL) University in 1997, and his Master’s degree in exercise science from Illinois State University in 1999. He currently holds certifications as an athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, performance enhancement specialist, and corrective exercise specialist.
Murphy was named Executive Chair of the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine in January 2017. With his vast knowledge of aquatic therapy, he has been a lecturer at several aquatic based seminars. Murphy is also responsible for a section in the book The Use of Aquatics in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Physical Conditioning. He has received several accolades, including induction in the Quincy University Sports Hall of Fame (Football), The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award, and was named the Athletic Trainer of the Year in the state of Kansas.