Kari Grossklaus

Adjunct Faculty kgrosskl@carrollu.edu


Clinical Exercise Physiology (MEXP)


Kari Grossklaus has been a practicing Clinical Exercise Physiologist for 20+ years.  She is ACSM certified.  She has been teaching at Carroll University since 2016.

In addition to teaching, she works as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiopulmonary and Vascular rehabilitation.  She serves on the shared governance committee to help institute improvements within the department. She also leads staff competencies yearly and serves as a mentor for student interns – many of whom are earning their degrees from Carroll.


  • UW-LaCrosse – MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology, 1997
  • UW-LaCrosse – BS in Community Health Education, 1995

Areas of Specialization

  • Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation
  • Stress testing and Clinical Exercise Prescription

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

  • Senior Exercise Physiologist at ProHealth Care since 1998
  • ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 2005
  • ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer since 2015
  • American Fitness Professionals Association Nutrition and Wellness Certification, 2016
  • Diabetes and Exercise presenter on numerous occasions to colleagues and patients
  • Mended Hearts guest speaker
  • Shared Governance committee at ProHealth Care
  • Student Intern Mentor

What is your teaching style?

My courses have a mix of both lecture and lab experience. I am able to share real-world experience with the students to show them how they will apply their skillsets to the workplace.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy being able to share the real-world day-to-day experiences of an exercise physiologist with the students. Being part of the team that prepares students for work in the field of clinical exercise physiology is highly rewarding.

How do you make learning engaging?

I keep students engaged in their learning by using a variety of techniques and media.

What should students know about you?

By staying current with developments in the field, I am able to provide students with practical information they can use right away when they start their clinical experiences. When I am not at Carroll or ProHealth Care, I keep busy with my family. I am married with 3 children and we all share a passion for exercise. We love Nordic skiing, running, biking, hiking, and I even have a daughter who competes in logrolling!
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