Courtney became Bryn Mawr's head strength and conditioning coach in December of 2011.
Morris's journey into exercise physiology began with her participation in athletics. She began her life’s pursuit as a young soccer player, continuing to play the sport straight into college. While working towards her bachelor’s degree in Biology here at Bryn Mawr College, she worked in the Athletic Training room with female athletes of all sports, which helped develop her passion for physiology and biomechanics.
After graduating from college, she worked at a commercial fitness facility as a personal trainer and Spinning instructor. Realizing that the general fitness industry lacked much of the credibility and scientific training base to which she aspired, Morris returned to school to obtain a master’s degree in Kinesiology. While completing her M.S. at West Chester University, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Since completing her master's degree, she has worked at two sport-specific training centers. These facilities provided the opportunity to work with professional and collegiate-level athletes from all sports on running technique, body control, strength, power, and sport-specific drills, as well as with keeping these athletes healthy and injury-free. Additionally, she has participated in research on non-contact ACL injuries, studies on core training to prevent low back pain, overtraining, and the female athlete triad.
In addition to working with the Bryn Mawr College athletes as their strength and conditioning coach, Morris teaches Anatomy and Physiology as an adjunct in the Biology Department. She is a certified Spinning Instructor and a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200). She can be found teaching both Spinning and Yoga at BMC, and at local studios on the Main Line.