Kelly Carson graduated from Florida Southern College with a B.S. degree in Health/Recreation. Four years after graduating, Kelly went back to school and received her A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant from St. Petersburg College, while at the same time working in a sports medicine outpatient setting including aquatic therapy. Upon completing her second degree as a PTA, she worked in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in home health care. Kelly has been in the health care field since 1991.
Kelly later became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She is certified as a Strength Training Specialist through the International Weightlifting Association (IWA). She also received a Certificate of Achievement in Older Adults Fitness through the American Institute of Fitness Educators (AIFE).
Kelly grew up in the Columbus, Ohio area.