Our Vision

The Vision of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) is to cultivate an environment that establishes UAB among the nation's leaders in exercise biology and medicine research and education.

Our Mission

To fulfill our vision, UCEM’s Mission is to impact the health and well-being of children and adults of all ages via:


  • Acceleration of innovative, exercise-based interdisciplinary research across five pillars – precision, regeneration, rehabilitation, interaction, and sustainability;
  • Cutting-edge training and mentorship programs that prepare the future leaders in exercise biology and medicine;
  • Effective recruitment of talented scholars poised to advance research innovation and impact; and
  • Community engagement and experiential learning programs grounded on a strong evidence base.