This is the leading Cardiac exercise specialist instructor course, considered as the gold standard training by cardiac rehabilitation clinical professionals across the UK and has a close link to the BHF.
The course provides specialist training for exerciseprofessionals who want to prescribe and deliver exercise programmes as part of the overall long-term management of individuals with cardiovascular disease.
Long Term management (Phase IV) is the maintenance of physical activity and lifestyle change following the early cardiac rehabilitation recovery phase delivered by health professionals. This well-respected training course is has been delivered for the last 20 years across the UK by specialist and experienced tutors in the field of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. The course prides itself on the strong links it has developed between exercise and clinical professionals within the field of cardiac rehabilitation enabling a high standard of care to be provided for the individual with heart disease.
The training course is currently delivered remotely online with interactive tutor-led sessions.
The sessions cover :
Anatomy and Physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system
Cardiovascular disease including investigations, treatments and medication
Endurance exercise – Acute and chronic responses
The cardiac rehabilitation process
Exercise programming and prescription
Clinical health and safety knowledge to deal with emergency scenarios
Practical issues around delivering a community exercise session
This includes a written online multi choice question exam, a case study viva and a compulsory clinical questions viva.
Students are also asked to make contact with their local Cardiac Rehabilitation programme prior to the assessment day and conduct an interview with one of the cardiac rehab team.
My name is Paul Cooney, As a coach in the fitness industry for over 16 years I have done it all, from spending hours and hours on the gym floor as a fitness instructor, cleaning machines, teaching classes like spin and body pump to setting up and running my own PT business within the gym that then grew into opening and running my own group training studio with over 100 members.
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