Matthew Swanson  BS, MS, EP

Matt is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with professional interests in diseases of the cardiovascular system, sports medicine, and concussions, as well as how they are all effected by proper nutrition as well as regular aerobic and resistance exercise training.

Matt graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2016. He completed a 5 month internship at MedX of Estes in Estes Park, CO in a Health, Fitness, and Physical Therapy Clinic to complete his Bachelors degree (2016). He was hired as a temporary employee after having completed this internship. Following this internship, Matt returned to school the following year and graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica with a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2017. He completed a 4 month internship at FirstLight Health System in Cardiac Rehab to complete his Masters degree (2017). He was hired by FirstLight Health System shortly thereafter completion of this internship to work in the Rehabilitation department as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Matt started practicing at FirstLight Health System in September of 2017.

His time at FirstLight is split mostly between Mora and Pine City for Cardiac Rehab, but occasionally he will go to all locations, including Hinckley to apply heart rhythm monitors as needed.

Some of Matt’s hobbies include: Hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior or in the Rocky Mountains, Mountain Biking, Obstacle Course Races like the Spartan Races, Hunting, Fishing, Snowboarding, Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, and anything else outdoors.

SPECIALTIES
  • Cardiac Rehab
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education
  • The College of Saint Scholastica, Masters of Science; The College of Saint Scholastica, Bachelors of Science

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