Dr. Beau Kjerulf Greer is Associate Professor and Director of the Exercise Science and Nutrition MS program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He acts as Director of Fitness Testing and Nutritional Education at Sherpa, a multisport training facility in Westport, CT, and is the health and conditioning consultant to the Bridgeport Police Academy in Bridgeport, CT. He also contributes the entirety of sports nutrition-related material to the New York Road Runners' Official Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Programs.
Dr. Greer has been published in multiple journals including the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Strength and Conditioning Journal, Footwear Science, and the Journal of Dietary Supplements amongst others. He serves as Associate Editor for Food and Nutrition Sciences and has served as a referee for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Nutrition and Metabolism, British Journal of Nutrition, and several others. He most frequently presents at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) national meetings, and recently presented at the International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences held in Athens, Greece.
He received his BS and MA degrees from the Health and Exercise Science department at Furman University in Greenville, SC in 2001 and 2002, respectively. He studied under Dr. Emily Haymes at the Florida State University and earned a Ph.D. in Human Movement (concentration: Exercise Physiology) in 2006. He has been certified by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2002.
As a powerlifter under the tutelage of Dr. Tony Caterisano, he held multiple state, national, and world records in the drug-free World Natural Powerlifting Federation, some of which still stand. He won his first of three gold medals in 2001 at the World Championships with an unequipped ("raw") bench press of 330 pounds at a bodyweight of 148 lbs. He is also a two-time finisher of a 33 mile trail race.