Chris Greenleaf

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Chris Greenleaf, PhD, LAT, SCAT, ATC, CSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator , Department of Kinesiology

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Curriculum Vitae


Bio

Dr. Christopher Greenleaf is currently in his 24th year as a Certified Athletic Trainer and is a native of South Carolina. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a BS in PE/Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. He continued his education by earning a MS in Health Science from Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his Ph.D. in Health Science/Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. He is a member of the NATA, NSCA, and ACSM, holding certifications as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Greenleaf has worked as an Assistant and Head Athletic Trainer at the Division I and Division II Levels collegiately. He has served as a Head Athletic Trainer within the National Indoor Football League. He has worked extensively in clinical high school outreach and was first Director of Athletic Training and Community Outreach for the Moore Orthopedic Clinic, now Palmetto Health USC Orthopedics. The foundation for his career began in Emergency Medical Services at age 15. Chris has held certifications as a First Responder, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician at various levels. He worked actively in EMS for 7 years prior to, and during his early career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. The subject of emergency preparedness and response within athletic settings continues to be an area of ongoing interest.


Education

  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Science, Ph.D. 
  • Middle Tennessee State University, M.S.
  • Charleston Southern University, B.S.

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Texas, 2018 - Present
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification, 1997 - Present
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National, 2000 - Present
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, State of South Carolina, 2001 - Preseny


Selected Publications

  • Greenleaf C, Patel J, Wham G, Martin M. An Assessment of the Provisions of Appropriate Medical Care in Secondary School Athletics in South Carolina. 2019
  • Greenleaf C, Patel J, Wham G, Martin M. An Assessment of the Provisions of Appropriate Medical Care in Secondary School Athletics in South Carolina. - In submission to Journal of Athletic Training
  • Greenleaf C, Weimar W, Patel J. Effect of Hip Constraints on Latissimus Dorsi Activation During Sprint Acceleration Mechanics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2016; 30(1): S27-S28.