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CEPA Free Student Webinar: What Does a Clinical Exercise Physiologist Do?

CEPA is very excited to present a FREE informational webinar targeted at students, undergraduate and graduate, who may be interested in learning about the field of clinical exercise physiology, by hearing from several experts who are working in different aspects of the field. This webinar will offer students the chance to hear directly from those working every day to benefit individuals with a wide variety of chronic health conditions. Each expert will speak for approximately 10 minutes about their area of clinical exercise physiology, with time for questions for each expert. The areas that will be covered are:
• Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (Matt Thomas. MS, MBA, ACSM-CEP)
• Peripheral artery disease rehabilitation (Mark Patterson. Med, RCEP)
• Metabolic disease & bariatric surgery (Laura Richardson, PhD, RCEP, FACSM)
• Cancer rehabilitation (Dennis Kerrigan, PhD, RCEP, FACSM)
• Clinical research (Garett Griffith, MS, ACSM-CEP)

Time will be reserved for participant's to ask questions. A recording of this event will be posted to CEPA's YouTube channel. This event with start at 4 pm EDT. Times shown elsewhere for this event might be adjusted to your local time zone.

Speaker Bios

Matt Thomas, MS, MBA, ACSM-CEP
Matt is the director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a master’s prepared clinical exercise physiologist who also earned an MBA in Health Care Administration. Matt is an active advocate for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and clinical exercise physiologists serving on the AACVPRs MAC Task Force, the CEPA’s Legislative Committee and the ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine’s Older Adult Committee. His current research interests surround novel delivery of stress management and psychosocial interventions in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation settings.

Mark Patterson, MEd, RCEP
Mark is a clinical exercise physiologist with Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. He earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Education at the University of Central Missouri (1994 a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia (1997). He has been with Kaiser Permanente for nearly 20 years in cardiovascular services, but also works with pulmonology and the vascular surgery departments. In 2006 he created a one-on-one exercise consultation and evaluation program for people with chronic disease that included those with symptomatic lower extremity peripheral artery disease. He is also responsible for the cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab. He has been an author/co-author for chapters in several textbooks and has been involved with ACSM locally and nationally as well as CEPA.

Laura A. Richardson, PhD, RCEP, FACSM
Dr. Richardson is a clinical exercise physiologist with Summa Health System in Ohio. She is a registered clinical exercise physiologist and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is currently the President of CEPA. She has 20+ years of clinical experience as a healthcare practitioner working with patients diagnosed with immunological, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and orthopedic disorders using exercise as a mode of therapeutic intervention. Laura’s expertise is working with patients who have undergone bariatric surgery utilizing behavior modification strategies for lifelong weight management success. Her research interests are obesity stigmatization and fat bias with emphasis on students’ perceptions of weightism. She is a professor of clinical practice and as an educator, Dr. Richardson is dedicated to innovative pedagogy, fostering online teaching and learning initiatives, digital course materials, and interprofessional collaboration.

Dennis Kerrigan, PhD, RCEP, FACSM
Dr. Kerrigan is a registered clinical exercise physiologist and Director of Outpatient Exercise Programs and Weight Management at Henry Ford Hospital’s main campus in Detroit Michigan. He earned his B.S. from Bowling Green State University (1998), M.S. from Eastern Michigan University (2002), and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (2008). In his current role as the Director of Outpatient Exercise Programs in Preventive Cardiology, he oversees the ExCITE program, a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical exercise program for patients with history of cancer. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Kerrigan also conducts research in patients with heart disease, cancer, and obesity. He was the primary investigator for the Rehab-VAD trial, the first randomized trial of cardiac rehabilitation in patients in the United States with a left ventricular assist device. Recently he was the primary investigator for the HF-PROACTIVE trial which examined the potential preventive effects of exercise training in patients with early markers of chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity. He is a past president of the CEPA.

Garett Griffith, MS, ACSM-CEP
Garett received his MS from Ball State University and MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Clinical Research Manager for Northwestern University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, where he oversees all exercise-based research in Parkinson’s disease and cystic fibrosis. In his former role as Laboratory Manager of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Integrative Physiology Laboratory, he oversaw exercise testing and training in research studies involving breast cancer survivors, type I diabetics, individuals with Down syndrome, and children with sickle cell anemia.

Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Online Zoom

Additional Info:
Trent A Hargens
Chair, Continuing Education Committee
CEPA webinar
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This conference will be held 4 to 5:30 pm EDT. The time shown elsewhere for this event may be adjusted to your local time zone.
No Fee