Cemal Ozemek

Cemal Ozemek

Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Director—Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology Program, PT Faculty Practice

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1919 W. Taylor St., 443 AHSB

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By appointment


Dr. Cemal Ozemek is a clinical associate professor and is the director of the cardiac rehabilitation program in the Physical Therapy Faculty Practice. He received a BS in exercise biology from the University of California-Davis, MS in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University, PhD from the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University in clinical exercise physiology, and completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Ozemek's research interests focus on studying the effects of physical activity and exercise on cardiovascular function in healthy and diseased populations, exploring interventions that promote regular physical activity participation and investigating strategies that enhance the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation with the aim of optimizing patient outcomes. He has had extensive experience working in clinical settings that provide exercise testing, prescription, and monitoring services for outpatient cardiac patients, bariatric surgery patients, cancer patients, and older adult populations.


PhD, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Ball State University, 2014
MS, Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, 2010
BS, Exercise Biology, University of California Davis, 2008