Dr. Marsha Grant-Ford


Exercise Science and Physical Education

Dr. Marsha Grant-Ford

Office: University Hall 4024
Phone: (973) 655-5243
Email: grantfordm@mail.montclair.edu

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  • PhD Temple University - Kinesiology with Athletic Training Concentration
  • MEd University of Virginia - Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • BS East Stroudsburg University - Health & Physical Major with Athletic Training/Aquatics Concentration


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Read Dr. Ford's Resume/CV


July, 2007 peer-reviewed Grant-Ford, M. Utilizing Web-Based Technology to Track Athletic Training Clinical Competencies. Athletic Therapy Today, July 2007:12(4):40-43.
January, 2007 peer-reviewed Grant-Ford, M., Middlemas,D. Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis in an Active Male Collegiate Student: A Case Report. Athletic Therapy Today, January 2007:12(1):34-37
January, 2005  peer-reviewed

Middlemas, D., Grant-Ford, M. Teaching high risk clinical competencies: Two simulations to protect athletic training students and models. Athletic Therapy Today, January 2005: 10 (1):23-25.

September, 2003 peer-reviewed

Grant-Ford, M. et al. Effect of a prophylactic brace on wrist and ulnocarpal joint biomechanics. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Sept-Oct. 2003:31(5): 736-743. 

May, 2003 peer-reviewed Grant-Ford, M. Working toward cultural competence in athletic training. Athletic Therapy Today. 2003:8(3):60-66.
June, 2002 peer-reviewed

Grant Ford,M; Barbe MF; Barr AE; Kozin, S; Sitler, M; Kendrick,Z. Journal of Athletic Training, 37, (2) Supplement, 2002. Biomechanical assessment of a prophylactic wrist orthosis during mechanical loading in a cadaveric model.

Other Publications

May 2002  Grant Ford, M. Athletic Training Education web page. http://www.montclair.edu/pages/ATE/
December, 2000 invited contributor

Grant Ford, M. NATA News [Cover Story], December 2000. Success not prevented by physical challenges. p 12.

December, 2000 invited contributor

Grant Ford, M. NATA News, December 2000. Education raises questions about needs. p 14-15.



Scholarly Presentations

June, 2009  invited presenter NATA Annual Meeting, San Antonio,TX Grant-Ford, M Bacterial Meningitis: What You Need to Know
May, 2009  invited presenter ATSNJ Northern Meeting. Montclair, NJ Seven Ways to Kill an Athlete
June, 2006 invited presenter NATA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA Grant-Ford, M. Educating Diverse Youth within the Profession
June, 2004 invited presenter

NATA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD Grant-Ford, M. Cultural Competence in Athletic Health Care

June, 2002  peer-reviewed NATA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX Grant-Ford,M; Barbe MF; Barr AE; Kozin, S; Sitler, M; Kendrick,Z. Biomechanical Assessment of a Prophylactic Wrist Orthosis During Mechanical Loading in a Cadaveric Model.
March, 2002  invited presenter Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey Annual Meeting Gymnastic Wrist Injuries. 




2006-present USA Gymnastics National Referral Network for Athlete Wellness Program
November 2006 Served as consultant to Dept of Health, Physical Education and Recreation ofAlcorn State University for new Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program
November 2006- present NATA Professional Education Committee
June 2006- 2007 NATA Communities Of Practice Committee
2004 - 2006 NATA Women in Athletic Training Committee Special Projects

New Jersey State Representative to the NATA Ethnic Diversity Council

1985 - present Examiner for NATABOC examination
2001 & 2006 Selected as staff athletic trainer for USA men’s and women’s gymnastics championships (America Cup)
1994 - 1999 Member, NATA Ethnic Diversity Council
1996 Athletic trainer for (Atlanta) Olympics assigned to basketball & gymnastics
1989 - 1997 Extensive travel as an athletic trainer for the United States Olympic Committee to various national & international events
1988 - 1994 Election Chairperson NATA District 2
1988 - 1991 Head Athletic Trainer for USA Women’s Lacrosse
1985 NATA Education Task Force
1983 – 1994 Head Athletic Trainer and host athletic trainer for numerous national championships including National Blind Championships, NCAA field hockey, USA Lacrosse, NCAA Eastern Regional Basketball Tournament

Professional Memberships:

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists 



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