Peterson worked as the deputy director of the physical education department at the U.S. Naval Academy before coming to Cedarville. There, he recruited subjects and collected data for testing the movement competency screening (MCS). Peterson’s colleagues at the University of Vermont then developed the screening to identify poor body movement patterns.
“Musculoskeletal injuries in military populations are a leading cause for reduced physical readiness. If we can identify who is at risk for injury, we could ideally remediate and prevent the injury,” said Sharon Henry, professor of physical therapy emerita at the University of Vermont.