Nicholas Rolnick, MS


Dr. Nicholas Rolnick aspires to be a world class physical therapist and performance enhancement specialist. He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as men’s physique competitor, stepping on stage multiple times and winning a natural bodybuilding show. Nick has been personal training since 2011 in various settings, from Equinox, to university gyms to private settings.

He was brought on as faculty at CUC through working as a contributing author for the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science, where both classes he teaches integrates information from this valuable resource to help further understanding and challenge thought processes.

Nick has had a lot of fun helping individuals of all backgrounds become comfortable with the fundamentals of human movement science.

In the near future, Nick will be pursuing his PhD to further his education and help bring new evidence to the fields of strength and conditioning and physical therapy. All of which he plans on sharing with his students here at CUC-Chicago!


DPT with Academic Honors, Columbia University – 2017
MS in Health Promotion Management, American University – 2014
BA in Biology, Franklin and Marshall College – 2010


AES 6020 – Kinesiology I
AES 6030 – Kinesiology II

Research Interests

Blood Flow Restriction and its impact on strength, hypertrophy and post-operative outcomes
Osteoarthritis – what determines symptomatology?
Modifications to reduce pain and perceived dysfunction in symptomatic individuals with physical therapy intervention