Clinical Exercise Physiology (Professional Program: DCEP)
College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy (MC 898)
1919 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7251
Campus Location: 4th Floor, Applied Health Sciences Building
The College of Applied Health Sciences offers the Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree. The DCEP is the advanced degree for individuals who wish to become clinical exercise physiologists. At the University of Illinois Chicago, students complete three terms (12 months) of didactic and clinical education that includes lecture and laboratory courses, seminars, and clinical internships.
The Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program is the first of its kind in the country.
The Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program offers students the following:
- unique opportunities to work with different patient populations including those with cardiovascular disease, pulmonary conditions, chronic kidney disease, metabolic disorders, and cancer
- access to the University of Illinois Medical Center, including opportunities for clinical observations
- opportunities to expand their skillset with cardiovascular imaging and providing diabetes education to patients
- world-class faculty specializing in chronic diseases, including researchers with labs on site
- a prime location in the heart of Chicago
The Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at UIC is considered a professional clinical doctorate degree program, not a graduate program. For additional information on the DCEP program, admission requirements, and the application process, please consult the Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology website.