Tracy Curran

Part-time Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences

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Office: 360 Huntington Avenue
Email: t.curran@northeastern.edu

Tracy Curran is a Part-time lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University and Senior Exercise Physiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She has over 20 years’ experience in clinical exercise testing in the congenital and acquired heart disease population and over 15 years’ experience educating, mentoring and acting as a clinical preceptor and supervisor for allied health students, professionals and health care providers.  Her research accomplishments have looked at the various ways exercise training can positively impact the health and wellness of children with and without disease. As the Senior Exercise Physiologist part of her role has encompassed the development and implementation of the Cardiac Fitness Program for the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Tracy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University. She is currently a PhD candidate at Simmons College. Her dissertation research goal is to establish consensus around recommended standards and practice guidelines for a formal pediatric cardiac rehabilitation curriculum for children and adolescents with congenital heart disease, which could serve to benefit all pediatric heart center programs across the country.

 

Education:

1997 M.S. Northeastern University

1995 B.S    University of Massachusetts

2018-19 Ph. Dc. Simmons College

 

Certifications:

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Health Science Education

PEARS

BLS instructor

USA Cycle Coach Level III

Keiser Cycle Instructor

 

Specializations:

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Clinical Exercise Testing

Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation

Congenital Heart Disease

 

Research Interests: Congenital and Acquired heart disease and physical and mental health in Children and Adults

 

Courses:

Electrocardiography

EKG and Clinical Assessment and Prescription