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About Exercise Physiology
Exercise physiology is the scientific study of the physiological mechanisms underlying human movement. In clinical settings, exercise physiologists or exercise specialists work with patients to improve and maintain their health. Many patients with chronic conditions such as cardiac disease, cancer, or metabolic diseases often work through rehabilitation with a certified exercise physiologist.
Graduate Into a High-Demand Career
Carroll's program delivers the background knowledge and extensive hands-on experience you need to become an expert in clinical rehabilitation. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for a variety of clinical and related specialty certifications, and/or doctoral level work in exercise physiology or other allied health disciplines. This means you’ll be career-ready for a variety of positions, including, but not limited to:
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist
- Exercise Specialist
- Cardiac Rehab Specialist
- Cancer Exercise Specialist
- Professional Research Associate
- Stress Test Specialist
- Clinical Coordinator
- Research Coordinator
- Health Coach
- Corporate Wellness Specialist
- Adjunct Faculty/Instructor
Students in the clinical concentration will accumulate more than 700 hours of clinical experience through three practicums and a 14-week internship. Recommended experiences would meet the requirements for becoming an ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP):
Learn Through Experience
Our Carroll University Rehabilitative Exercise (CURE) Program includes new practical opportunities both on and off campus. You’ll receive a diversified clinical experience during two semesters conducting individualized, exercise interventions on patients diagnosed with cancer, chronic disease and the geriatric population—both directly in patient’s homes and in our state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences Clinic. The clinic houses multiple pieces of aerobic/cardiovascular, resistance training and balance equipment as well as body weight mat tables for stretching and exercises.
The MEXP Clinical program has also partnered with the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County to expand the program offerings for cancer survivors, providing another opportunity to broaden your patient skills and network.