Dr. Eric Merritt was born and raised in Kersey, Pennsylvania, a small town nestled in Elk County. Dr. Merritt graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, he was involved in research examining golf swing biomechanics. Dr. Merritt also performed research at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill during his undergraduate years. Dr. Merritt then moved to Athens, GA where he received his Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from The University of Georgia. While at UGA, Dr. Merritt specialized in research pertaining to sport related concussion.
Dr. Merritt went on to graduate summa cum laude from Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program in 2019. During his time at Life University, he was a member of the Research Track curriculum and was an inductee into the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society. While at Life, he focused on musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, and he became Active Release Techniques – Full Body Certified during that time.