Carena S. Winters, PhD, MPH, FACSM, ACSM-CEP, EIM Level III


Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: 904-256-7922
Office Location: BRCHS/Building 2, Room 233


Office Hours
By appointm​ent


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. 


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