Globe University Consultant and Muscle Expert Commended in Sports Illustrated Story for Helping NFL Players Stay Healthy

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A muscle treatment technique, developed by biomechanics specialist Greg Roskopf, is helping professional athletes across the U.S. Students can learn the technique through an online master’s in health fitness management program offered by Globe University.

Students who graduate with this degree have the knowledge and skills to open their own businesses that use MAT exclusively.

Globe University consultant Greg Roskopf, was commended by NFL players in a recent Sports Illustrated article for helping the players stay healthy throughout the season. Roskopf has developed and performs the technique—Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT)—to professional and amateur athletes alike. Roskopf identifies muscles that have been traumatized during game day and activates them in order to eliminate compensations and reduce risk of injury. Roskopf works with many athletes to help optimize performance and extend their playing careers. In fact, he’s employed by the Denver Broncos to do just that. He has also worked with the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets.

Roskopf is also a consultant to Globe University where he helped create the curriculum for its one-of-a-kind online master’s in health fitness management degree. Roskopf developed the methods for MAT, which forms the cornerstone for the Globe program. While most of the program is online, the MAT component is accomplished through hands-on three- to four-day weekend lectures and labs throughout the program.

MAT specialists have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, human biomechanics and the four pillars of MAT: comparative assessment of mobility exams, positional iso-angular contractions, muscle testing, and digital force application to muscle attachment tissue. MAT is not a protocol-based system; therefore, students are given the tools to guide them through the MAT thought process, which focuses on muscular inhibition and weakness rather than symptoms of tightness and or pain.

Students who graduate with this degree have the knowledge and skills to open their own businesses that use MAT exclusively. “With Globe’s master’s in health fitness management graduates have immediate income potential and job security,” said Roskopf. “Knowing that you have a future in the field of health and fitness is I think unique to any school in the country,” he added.


Globe University is part of a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty-skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Programs offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees—including the master’s in health fitness management— in a wide range of career fields, including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information, visit

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