Hands-on Experience

During your first year in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Program, you will gain valuable internship experience working in the Adult Physical Fitness Program, both in the Fitness Center and the Exercise Testing Laboratory. You will work as an exercise leader in the Fitness Program learning important knowledge and skills while gaining experience in the field of clinical exercise physiology. These experiences/responsibilities include:

  • Obtain American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider/CPR/AED Certification
  • Working one-on-one with participants, leading them through a progressive program to promote positive adaptations
  • Monitoring pulse rate, blood pressure, perceived exertion during the exercise sessions
  • Monitoring for signs and symptoms of exercise intolerance
  • Developing and administering exercise prescriptions
  • Delivering results consultations
  • Providing education on risk factor modifications
  • Encouraging behavioral interventions to promote healthful lifestyle changes
  • Performing health risk screening evaluations
  • Performing exercise tolerance tests (including monitoring blood pressure and electrocardiogram and measuring oxygen uptake)
  • Becoming familiar with common administrative policies and procedures in delivering exercise program
Clinical Exercise Physiology Program
Human Performance Laboratory HP230
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Phone: 765-285-1140
Fax: 765-285-4139