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Exercise Science major interns at Duke University

Posted on Oct 11, 2012
Julia Carr, a senior majoring in Exercise Science, is currently interning at Duke University Center for Healthy Living.

Julia Carr, a senior majoring in Exercise Science, is currently interning at Duke University Center for Healthy Living.

Carr is working both in the general fitness center and cardiac rehabilitation.

Her responsibilities at the fitness center include working with a number of clients, many who are considered high risk secondary to their medical condition. She monitors vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure. For diabetic clients, she also tests their blood glucose levels.

In the area of cardiac rehabilitation her duties are similar. However, there she is working with people who are post-myocardial infarction, by-pass surgery, or other cardiac or metabolic diseases. She anticipates the opportunity to observe a heart bypass procedure while serving as an intern.

A possible career path that interests Carr is obtaining her masters degree in clinical exercise physiology as well as a masters degree in dietetics and nutrition, which would lead her on to becoming a registered dietitian as well as a registered clinical exercise physiologist.

Her mentor at Duke is a registered dietitian and clinical exercise physiologist. Carr will graduate in December 2012.

News Contact: Robin Lisdahl | 715-394-4673 | rlisdahl{atuws}
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