What we do

Medical Exercise Academy is a learning platform for Fitness and Health professionals to learn about the benefits of, and possibilities with clinical exercise, with the objective of implementing training programs for those who want to improve their health and well-being at any level of prevention, and at any stage of progression to include function, health, fitness, and performance.

Why we do it

Medical Exercise Academy courses were developed with three goals in mind; (a) To provide continuing education opportunities to anyone who wants to learn more about exercise and chronic disease, (b) Through thought provoking discussion questions, practical application is evaluated. This exercise provides an additional level of credibility by gauging how the learned information is used in real world scenarios, and (c) To provide a credible path for fitness professionals who want to collaborate with other health care providers. Our courses are succinct and easy to navigate, with relevant videos, text, and application exercises.

The end goal

Because we are 100% dedicated to interprofessional collaboration and education as a means to alleviate the burden of chronic disease on the health care system, we want to lead in the creation of a collaborative, practice-ready workforce by coordinating health care strategies and optimizing the strengths of each team member. With our courses, you can be on the front line of healthcare by aiding in the management and prevention of chronic disease.

The benefit to you

(1) Be on the front line of healthcare by aiding in the management and prevention of chronic disease. (2) Expand your scope of practice to the largest, fastest growing demographic in the United States. (3) Gain credibility and network with other healthcare providers. (4) Position yourself as an essential part of the healthcare and business community. (5) Earn valuable continuing education credits. (6) Increase your income by expanding service offerings.

Dan is a student of his profession, and for almost 25 years, he has offered his experience and extensive education to clients who are serious about achieving results.

Dr. Dan Mikeska
Dan’s mission is to improve population health and to increase the quality of life by connecting education, medicine, and fitness. This goal can be achieved by providing an educational pathway for fitness professionals who want to become respected members of the healthcare community, prompting clinicians to prescribe exercise, and encouraging patients to enlist the services of a qualified fitness professional. Hippocrates suggested if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, we would have found the safest way to health. Accordingly, it is know that activity can positively affect over 30 chronic conditions in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention. It’s about time we started taking advantage of the benefits of activity and apply exercise as the front line in the treatment of chronic disease. Dan’s philosophy centers on the fact that human movement is a complicated and coordinated effort between your muscles, skeleton, and metabolism, and everyone is different. Knowing how each of the systems of the body work, independently and in concert, is essential in the development of an effective fitness program. In addition to a doctorate degree in Health Science and a master’s degree in Human Movement, Dan has some of the most sought-after certifications from The National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and the Exercise is Medicine credential from the American College of Sports Medicine. Dan’s education and vast experience have given him the opportunity to work with notable organizations such as Life with Cancer and 2Unstoppable, as well as teach fitness and wellness classes at Northern Virginia Community College. He has served as a member of the Industry Advisory Council for American Public University’s Sports and Heath Science program, and is currently adjunct faculty for American Public/Military University and A.T. Still University’s masters of Kinesiology program. In addition to numerous journal articles, Dan has also authored the textbook, Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual: A Fitness Professional’s Guide to Training People with Chronic Disease, now available on Amazon.

Pick up your copy of the Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual today!

Available in hardback or Kindle from Amazon

Keep the hardback at home for reference and notes, and take the eBook with you for easy access when you’re with your clients!

"Dan Mikeska’s Clinical Exercise Specialist is a treasure trove of resources to assess and develop medical exercise programs that prevent and remediate minor pains to chronic issues. These approaches are effective. I know, because Dan helped correct dysfunctional patterns that had caused me—cumulatively over decades—serious physical problems and mobility limitations. Written by a masterful teacher, this is a “must have” for fitness and clinical professionals who guide others to wellness through medical exercise." Richard D. Downie, Ph.D

You also get a free pdf copy of the Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual: A Fitness Professional’s Guide to Exercise and Chronic Disease when you sign up for any of our paid courses!

Approved provider for:

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) approved provider
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) approved provider