Amanda R. Bonikowske, Ph.D.

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Amanda R. Bonikowske, PhD, is an exercise physiologist with certification as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. She began her career in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise testing. She then attended the University of Minnesota where she completed her dissertation work on inactivity physiology and glucose control. She taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels for three years as an Assistant Professor at Carroll University before joining Mayo in January 2017. Dr. Bonikowske is the Assistant Program Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Exercise prescription in special populations
  • Nutritional and exercise strategies to combat cardiometabolic disease
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiometabolic Exercise Physiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing
  • Inactivity Physiology
  • Mind-Body Therapies
  1. 2014
    Doctor of Philosophy - Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise PhysiologyUniversity of Minnesota - Minneapolis
  2. 2010
    MA - Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise PhysiologyUniversity of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  3. 2007
    BS - Exercise ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Preventive Cardiology Research AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2019
    Preventive Cardiology Biostatistical AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2019
    Preventive Cardiology Research Award Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 2018
    Statistical Support GrantMayo Clinic

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  2. 2013 - 2017
    Voting MemberCarroll University, Wisconsin
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine