Cheryl Halas, Carroll University adjunct faculty

Cheryl Halas

Adjunct Faculty chalas@carrollu.edu

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (MEXP)

Biography

Cheryl Halas completed her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (with a Clinical emphasis) from Carroll University in 2018. Prior to completing her master’s degree, she began working as an exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehab. Her work is focused on exercise prescription for patients with a history of chronic lung disease or diagnosed cardiovascular conditions. She is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with a specialization in behavior change through the American Council on Exercise. She uses these skills to help her patients exercise safely, feel stronger, and live healthier with chronic conditions.

She is originally from the Chicago area and enjoys living in Milwaukee trying new restaurants and spending time near Lake Michigan.  

Education

  • M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Carroll University, 2018 
  • B.S. Exercise Physiology, Marquette University, 2015 

Areas of Specialization

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 
  • Exercise-based chronic disease management  

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and Behavior Change Specialist 

What is your teaching style?

My courses focus on clinical skills and practice, so I encourage students to practice their skills! I help students to take charge of their learning and advocate for their needs. I believe these life skills will serve them well after they have left Carroll University, no matter what they choose to do.  

Why do you do what you do?

I love working with students. It is so rewarding to watch students grow into confident young professionals and enter the workforce knowing they have all the skills they will need to be successful in their future careers. 

What should students know about you?

I enjoy learning from everyone around me. Each patient, colleague and student I work with has a unique point of view and unique experiences. You never know what you are going to learn from someone! 

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