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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 directly combat their disease using prescriptive exercise, and 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.
The field is waiting and you’ll be more than ready for it:
- 90% of our students obtain a job within three months of graduation.
- Even before graduating, 81% of our students get a job in their chosen field DURING their second year in our program.
- Our clinical practical courses prepare you for multiple career options.
- Our research component gives you the foundation you need to pursue a doctoral degree or career in research.
- Tuition costs for our program are among the most affordable in the state.
- Our in-house CURE program provides you with one-on-one patient contact.
Rehabilitation Clinic: CURE Program
Our Carroll University Rehabilitative Exercise (CURE) Program includes practical opportunities both on and off campus. During two semesters you’ll receive a diversified clinical experience conducting individualized exercise interventions on patients diagnosed with cancer and chronic disease, as well as the geriatric population, in our state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences Clinic.
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):