Our Team

About Us

It is the Mission of the Life & Sport Analysis Clinic to provide the highest tier of health and sports performance-oriented services to both the Sacred Heart University and local communities. We employ state-of-the-art practices and equipment to deliver the highest quality of service. Additionally, these services provide rich educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Exercise Science.  

Our Team

Matthew Moran Matthew Moran, Ph.D. | Co-Director
Dr. Moran holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Pennsylvania State University and he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science while serving as the Director of the Undergraduate Exercise Science program. His primary research interests focus on investigating factors that influence human movement patterns primarily running biomechanics. Currently he is investigating the role of step width manipulation during a gait retraining program. Coupled with his academic and research pursuits, he is an accomplished distance runner and former collegiate cross country/track & field coach.  
Beau Greer, Ph.D. Co-Director, CSCS
Dr. Beau Kjerulf Greer is Associate Professor and Director of the MS in Exercise Science and Nutrition program. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University in 2006. His primary research interests include ergogenic aids to sport performance, particularly dietary supplements. He is the fitness and nutrition consultant for the Bridgeport Policy Academy, and a former World Champion powerlifter. He also sits on the written examination board for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Brendan Rickert Brendan Rickert, MS | Clinical Exercise Physiologist, EP-C, CSCS
Brendan earned his masters in 2012 from Sacred Heart University and is a Clinical Exercise Scientist in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science. Brendan splits his time between teaching courses and labs as well as handling day-to-day functions of the Life and Sport Analysis Clinic. Brendan, who was a former collegiate runner and current coach, extends his passion of running to his clients and research. He currently holds his NSAC Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist certifications
Richard Marcello, MS | Clinical Exercise Physologist, CSCS
Rich holds a MS in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University and is currently an Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science. His primary research interests focus on the effects of strength training in distance runners. Rich is a former Sacred Heart cross country and track athlete, and is currently the Head Boy's and Girl's Cross Country Coach at Weston High School. Rich has a NSAC Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
Wendy Bjerke, Ph.D. | Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Dr. Bjerke’s background as a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation suits clients with chronic disease risk factors and those recovering from health conditions such as cardiovascular and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. She has experience with various clinical tests and can provide body composition analysis and sub maximal as well as maximal VO2 max testing. Chronic disease management counseling specific to exercise, nutrition, and stress management can also be provided.