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ACErcise is a free group-exercise program led by University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy students. The program aims to increase access to exercise for individuals with neurologic conditions that limit functional mobility, such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and Multiple Sclerosis. Individuals with balance or mobility deficits that resulted from a neurologic or developmental condition would benefit from the ACErcise programming. Sessions focus on wellness, endurance, strength, and balance. Participants are paired with students to receive individualized exercises and activities in a group setting, allowing participants to work to their personal abilities and fitness goals. ACErcise is a great way to stay active in a safe and fun environment! Individuals are required to have a physician release prior to participating.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a participant hoping to get involved with ACErcise. What should I do?

If you are interested in joining our program, please contact our ACErcise coordinators:

  • 2024 Coordinator: Elizabeth (812) 972-2106
  • 2024 Coordinator: Gwyn (513) 502-5998
When and where does ACErcise happen?
Sessions are held on the main campus of the University of Evansville on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the fall and spring semesters. Further instructions and directions will be provided to those that contact the coordinators. Available slots are limited and fill quickly
I am a licensed physical therapist that would like to volunteer with ACErcise. What should I do?

ACErcise requires licensed Physical Therapists to be present at each session. This is a great way to get volunteer hours! PT volunteers are responsible for answering student questions, maintaining a safe environment, and signing off on student documentation. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the faculty advisor Hannah LaMar at

I am a physician that would like to refer a client to ACErcise. How do I do that?

Have the client contact the ACErcise coordinators to see if there is an available spot and the timing of the program. If the client can join the program, they will reach back out to you with a physician release form.