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Joel Hardwick

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation, PT Faculty Practice

Focus Areas


Office Phone



, 308A

Mail Code


Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Joel Hardwick is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and is the Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program in the Physical Therapy Faculty Practice. He received his BS and MS in Exercise Science from Georgia State University and DCEP from the Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Hardwick's interests are in exploring applications of clinical exercise physiology in diabetes management, exercise oncology, and cardiac rehabilitation. He has had extensive experience working in clinical settings providing exercise-based services for cardiac/pulmonary, bariatric, diabetic, oncology, and geriatric populations.

Leadership in the Profession

Clinical Exercise Physiology Association - Legislative Committee, Co-chair

ACSM CEP Committee on Certification and Registry Board, Committee Member


Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Illinois Chicago, 2023
Master of Science, Exercise Physiology, Georgia State University, 2021
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology, Georgia State University, 2016