Carroll University Rehabilitative Exercise (CURE) Program

Student working with patient in cancer rehabilitation clinic
Graduate from our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (MEXP) program a step ahead. The Carroll University Rehabilitative Exercise (CURE) program offers unique experiential learning opportunities to students, and subsequently serves different populations in the greater Waukesha area, including practical opportunities both on and off campus.

During two semesters, students receive a diversified clinical experience conducting individualized exercise interventions on patients diagnosed with cancer and chronic disease, as well as the geriatric population in the state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences Clinic. The clinic houses multiple pieces of aerobic and cardiovascular resistance training and balance equipment, as well as body weight mat tables for stretching and exercises.

Chronically ill patients receive a free 10-week exercise program, working one-on-one with MEXP students. As a student, you will develop an individualized program that meets the unique needs and fitness goals of each patient. A large component of the program focuses on helping patients develop motivational techniques and education for lifelong fitness.

Program Benefits

  • Graduate with over 1,000 hours of experiential, practical learning
  • Experience real patient contact
  • Receive extensive, hands-on practice
  • Work with several diverse patient demographics and populations

Patient Populations

  • Geriatric
  • Cardiac
  • Pulmonary
  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease
The CURE Program provides students with the clinical skills and experiences needed in the workforce. Graduates become some of the most qualified, diversified, and competitive clinicians in exercise physiology. Our MEXP coursework not only prepares our students for practical opportunities, but it also helps Carroll University serve the Waukesha community. The CURE Program serves low-income and underserved members of the community.
“With over 700 hours of hands-on clinical experiences I have acquired throughout this program, I feel confident in my abilities.”
— Edwin Rodriguez

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