- Position: Assistant Professor
- Department: Exercise Science and Community Health
- Office Location: Building 72, Room 216
- Campus: (850) 474-2570
Dr. Eric Greska, assistant professor, teaches exercise physiology, biomechanics of human movement, motor control and strength development.
Greska is a certified strength and conditioning coach who conducts research into human movement and injury prevention of the lower extremities.
A current research study he is conducting will use a novel screening tool that identifies motor-related biomarkers, such as gait parameters, to diagnose early onset of Alzheimer’s in a clinical setting. Another ongoing research interest is conducting injury analysis for UWF sports teams utilizing a state-of-the-art laboratory at the UWF Biomechanics and Motion Lab.
He has written and co-written many peer-reviewed articles and abstracts on various aspects of understanding the biomechanics of movement to reduce or prevent injuries. He was the primary author of “Biomechanical Leg Dominance is not Prevalent During a Cutting Task,” published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, that found differing muscle activation patterns between legs during the same task, yet the resulting movement patterns did not differ.
He also co-wrote an article, “Effects of a Combined Resistance-Plyometric Training Program on Muscular Strength, Running Economy, and VO2peak in Division I Female Soccer Players,” published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, that evaluated the effect a 10-week resistance-plyometric (explosive movement) program has on muscular strength and running economy (oxygen used when speeding up or slowing down).
Before joining UWF in 2012, he was an instructor at Old Dominion University. Greska is a certified personal trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and master’s in exercise science with a focus in biomechanics from UWF, and doctorate in human movement science from Old Dominion University.