Defined: Tracey Greenwood, Ph.D.

18 years of education in health and excercise science
20 years teaching at the college level
28 year professional fitness and health experince
20 publications
13 presentation and training programs
4 research articles
and 1 passion for perfecting the female physique



  • 9 time First Prize at IFBB Professional Compition
  • 9 time top 6 at Arnold Classic Invitation
  • 8 time top 5 Olympian
  • 4 time top 3 Olympian
  • Over 50 appearances in media outlets including Ironman, Oxygen, Flex, Muscle & Fitness, M & F Hers, Women's Fitness International and Women's Physique World

Associations and Certifications

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Professional Member, Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Member
  • IPPI Advisory Board Member
  • Cardio-Vascular Institute Strategic Planning Committee
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification
  • American Red Cross First Aid Certification


Not only does Tracey have the experience necessary to train women in bodybuilding, she also has the academic background. She has earned the highest education level in her field and applies this knowledge every day in working with both to her clients and her students.

  • Doctorate Of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology - Temple University ’07
  • Master of Science, Health Education - Saint Joseph’s University ’96
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology - University of Delaware ’91


Dr. Greenwood, as her students refer to her, currently teaches 11 classes at Eastern University as an associate professor of exercise science. Her classes range from introductory concepts to cardiovascular physiology to field skills and leadership. She also teaches a class in athletic training for which she pulls from her experience training NBA players and her knowledge in nutrition and conditioning. Her academic and managerial experience also include roles at:

  • Cabrini College - Adjunct professor in Biology and Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Fitness Director
  • Rowan University - Graduate Assistant and Instructor of Biology
  • Saint Joseph’s University - Adjunct professor in Health Sciences
  • Temple University - Adjunct professor in Kinesiology
  • Montgomery Hospital - Director, Health/Wellness Promotion Program
  • Chester County Hospital - Exercise Physiologist

Research, Publications, Presentations

Tracey believes in the power of bettering oneself. This is her drive to continue learning and sharing her knowledge with others. From nutrition to women’s health to training techniques and back again, Tracey has researched, published and presented on it all. Here are just a few of her academic works:

  • Research
    • Dissertation: Comparison of a low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted diet on weight loss, morphometric variables and diet acceptability. Advisor: Dr. Gary Foster
    • Pilot Study, Pilot Study Part II: Neural Recruitment Patterns on Target Loading Equipment
    • Master’s Thesis: Effects on Body Composition in Relation to Strength Training
  • Publications
    • Running on Empty: Fasted Cardio - Fitness Rx
    • Dying to be Thin - Fitness Rx
    • Fat Burning Myth Busters - Fitness Rx
    • Not All Calories Are Equal - Fitness Rx
    • Yoga versus Strength Training for Optimal Health and Fitness - Fitness Rx
    • A Journey Towards Wholeness - J Relig Health DOI 10.1007/s10943-011-9546-9
  • Presentations
    • Anatomical Considerations in Strength Training Protocols For Women - Drexel University Sports & Exercise Science Conference
    • Physical Activity and Nutrition for the Corporate Lifestyle - Rosenbluth International Conference
    • Physical Activity and Nutrition related to Disease Prevention - Saint Joseph’s University
    • Nutrition for Health Care Workers on Shift Work - University of Pennsylvania
    • The Effects of Erogenic Aids in Strength Training - Arnold Sports and Conditioning Conference
    • Women and Resistance Training - Delaware Tech