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Exercise and Heart Disease Print CE Course-5th Edition

Exercise and Heart Disease Print CE Course-5th Edition


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    Print Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Heart disease is a major killer of both men and women in the United States, and exercise is proven to reduce the risk of its occurrence. Exercise and Heart Disease, Fifth Edition CE Course will help you learn the risk factors associated with heart disease, recognize abnormal heart rate and blood pressure responses, identify the contraindications to exercise, and determine the criteria for terminating exercise. Understand how to assign beginning workloads and incorporate resistance training for your clients. The thorough yet easy-to-follow reference material allows you to quickly design personalized programs that safely set intensity levels and progress exercise.

    Course Objectives
    • Identify basic heart and circulatory system anatomy.
    • Discuss the major cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, angina, myocardial infraction, atherosclerosis, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke.
    • Identify the unalterable and alterable risk factors associated with heart disease and the risk makers associated with heart disease.
    • Discuss the role of exercise in regard to the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease.
    • Outline risk factor management strategies for clients with heart disease.
    • Discuss the benefits of participating in regular physical activity.
    • Discuss design of exercise programs for clients with heart disease with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.
    • Outline methods used to assign beginning workloads to clients with heart disease.
    • Identify general exercise recommendations for clients with heart disease.
    • Identify contraindications, red flags, and criteria for termination of exercise for clients with heart disease.
    • Understand common classifications of drugs and their effect on exercise for clients with heart disease.
    • Explain appropriate health screening methods and exercise monitoring techniques for clients with heart disease.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients or patients with heart disease.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Anatomy of the Heart and Circulatory System
    Heart Anatomy
    Circulatory System Anatomy
    Age-Associated Changes
    Self-Check Quiz

    Chapter 2. Overview of Heart Disease
    Lecture 1: Overview of Cardiovascular Disease
    Diagnosis of Heart Problems
    Treatment of Heart Disease
    Heart Disease and Women
    Self-Check Quiz

    Chapter 3. Exercise Design
    Case Study
    Lecture 2: Exercise Design
    Self-Check Quiz

    Chapter 4. Professional Responsibilities
    Health Screening for Physical Activity
    Medical Clearance
    Fitness Evaluations
    Monitoring Exercise
    Record Keeping
    Scope of Practice
    Physician Referral
    Emergency Procedures
    Establishing Physician Contact
    Exercise Practitioner Alert
    Client Handouts
    Lipoprotein Profile for Cardiovascular Risk
    What Is Cholesterol?
    Look What Happens When You Stop Smoking
    If You Have Postural Hypotension
    Aspirin and Heart Attacks
    Sex and Heart Attacks
    Risk Factors Associated with Hypertension
    Glossary of Terms

    Appendix A. PAR-Q & You
    Appendix B. ACSM Risk Stratification
    Appendix C. Medications Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
    Appendix D. Monitoring Exercise
    Appendix E. Assessment of Resting Blood Pressure


    “Knowledge gained in this course will allow me to better assess and construct an exercise program appropriate for clients suffering from heart disease.”

    G. Hildreth—Morongo Valley, CA

    “Now I will have a better understanding when teaching elderly adults with heart disease how to exercise.”

    D. Kerr—Zanesville, OH