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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Carena Winters

Dr. Carena Winters

Director of Exercise is Medicine® and Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Email address  cwinter2@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7922
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  HSC 2142
Office hours  By appointment

Areas of Specialization

Exercise is Medicine®, exercise epidemiology, exercise in the prevention and management of chronic disease


  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University
  • BS, Adult Fitness, Eastern Kentucky University


  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Level III Credential, Exercise is Medicine

Professional Information

Dr. Carena Winters is an expert in the areas of Exercise is Medicine® and Exercise Physiology. She earned her doctorate and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Winters was a faculty member at Slippery Rock University from 2009-2017.  She is currently an Associate Professor at Jacksonville University in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences and a leader in JU’s Healthy Campus and Exercise is Medicine on Campus® (EIM-OC) initiatives. Dr. Winters launched the Global EIM-OC initiative in May 2009 with Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, and is a member of the Global EIM Advisory Board. Dr. Winters is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP), with the EIM Level III Credential. Dr. Winters’ passion is sharing her knowledge of exercise physiology, epidemiology, and the Exercise is Medicine® initiative in the classroom and the community.