Our staff have health-related degrees, numerous certifications, and years of experience. But degrees and experience aside, you'll find our staff to be friendly, enthusiastic, and caring people -- each one committed to helping you make the changes you need in your life. Professional staff include:
Both the exercise physiologists and fitness specialists hold a bachelor's or master's degree in the area of exercise physiology or health-related field.
They have obtained certifications from one or more of the following professional organizations:
Our fitness staff develops, monitors, and evaluates exercise programs for various medical and non-medical populations. The exercise physiologist/fitness specialist provides encouragement, reassurance, and safety as members work toward reaching their fitness goals.
Fitness staff also work in collaboration with medical personnel, such as cardiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
Click a name to learn more about our exercise physiologists and fitness specialists:
Our physical therapists are licensed and have advanced degrees to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
Their goal is to help prevent, correct, and alleviate your pain and dysfunction.
Depending on your health needs, the physical therapist will do hands-on therapy or modalities, or design and supervise a conditioning program to teach the importance of fitness and show you how to avoid injuring yourself at work or play.
They take a personal and direct approach to meeting your health needs.
All of our therapists are either PhD or Master’s level therapists and are licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Our health psychology therapists play a leading role in our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs, Executive Health and Healthy Escapes programs, the local Weight Loss Program, and the stress management services offered at the Duke Center for Living.
Both individual therapy and group therapy are provided, with a focus on mind-body health, stress management, and behavior change. In addition, therapists teach experiential classes on behavior change, stress management, relaxation, and general wellness at the Duke Center for Living.
Each of our dietitians holds a degree in nutrition, and each is a registered dietitian through the American Dietetic Association and licensed through the North Carolina Board of Licensure.
A dietitian works with individuals for a variety of health concerns including, but not limited to, weight control, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, athletic performance, or just to feel better and improve energy.
Select a dietician's name to learn more about her specialties and areas of interest:
Our therapists have completed more than 600 hours of training, are nationally certified, and hold North Carolina licenses to practice massage.
They combine their knowledge and experience of massage with information provided by the client to create a unique session for each client visit.
Usually, various types of massage are blended together in a single session. These types include:
Select a massage therapist's name to learn more about her specialties and areas of interest:
All of our trainers are degreed and certified. The personal trainers at the Duke Health and Fitness Center work with you one on one to tailor your workout to your specific interests. Your trainer will update your program as needed to promote continued success.
Click a trainer's name for more information.