Pedagogy Project Fellows

Current Pedagogy Project Fellows

Melanie McGrath

Melanie McGrath

Associate Professor

Office: McGill 238D

Current Position

Associate Professor

Coordinator of Clinical Education, Athletic Training


ATEP 544 - Upper Extremity Evaluation

ATEP 572 - Therapeutic Exercise

ATEP 550 - Practicum in Athletic Training III

AHAT 342-343 - Therapeutic Interventions

Personal Summary

Melanie McGrath is an associate professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Montana. She is the current Coordinator of Clinical Education for the athletic training program at UM, supervising and coordinating the clinical experiences for the athletic training students. Dr. McGrath comes to UM after seven years at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, where she served as athletic training program director and assistant/associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Dr. McGrath teaches a variety of courses in athletic training, including Upper Extremity Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise, and General Medical Concerns. She conducts research investigating ACL injury and subsequent osteoarthritis. In addition, she has worked clinically in a variety of settings, including physical therapy clinics, high schools, Division I and III universities, and a school of performing arts. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and has served on numerous state, district, and national committees.


PhD - Human Movement Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)

MS - Exercise and Sport Science - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2005)

BS - Athletic Training and Exercise Science - Linfield College (2001)

Research Interests

Risk factors for ACL injury, long-term joint health following knee injury, reducing risk of lower extremity injury in athletes

Field of Study

Athletic Training, Biomechanics, Exercise Science


My Pubmed Bibliography

Teaching Experience

2009-2015: Assistant Professor/Athletic Training Program Director, University of Nebraska Omaha

2015-2016: Associate Professor/Athletic Training Program Director, University of Nebraska Omaha

Professional Experience

2005-2009: Teaching/Research Assistant, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, UNC-CH

2004: Athletic Trainer, UNC School of the Arts

2003-2004: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, UNCG

2002-2003: Athletic Trainer, Beaverton High School (Beaverton, OR)

2001-2002: Athletic Trainer/PT Aide, Providence St. Vincent (Portland, OR)


Downhill skiing, triathlon, tennis, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two young sons.