This continuing education course and exam identify risk factors
associated with heart disease and shows how to design personalized
programs that safely set intensity levels and progress exercise for
clients with heart disease.
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
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.
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.
Chapter 1. Anatomy of the Heart and Circulatory System
Circulatory System Anatomy
Chapter 2. Overview of Heart Disease
Lecture 1: Overview of Cardiovascular Disease
Diagnosis of Heart Problems
Treatment of Heart Disease
Heart Disease and Women
Chapter 3. Exercise Design
Lecture 2: Exercise Design
Chapter 4. Professional Responsibilities
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Scope of Practice
Establishing Physician Contact
Exercise Practitioner Alert
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
A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied
health professionals working with clients or patients with heart disease.
Gwen Hyatt, MS, founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness,
Inc.) Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing
education for fitness, health, rehabilitation, and clinical
professionals. With a double master’s degree in exercise science and
gerontology, Hyatt is highly respected for her work in exercise and
aging. In 2013 DSWFitness was acquired by Human Kinetics, and Hyatt
serves as the director of continuing education for Human Kinetics. Hyatt
is a former faculty member at Bemidji State University and the
University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the 2005 ACE Fitness
Educator of the Year Award, the Southern Arizona Small Business Award
for Excellence as a Woman-Owned Business, the Utah Fitness Instructors
Association Leadership Award, and the Arthur Anderson Small Business
Award. To celebrate turning 50, Hyatt participated in her first century
cycling event and went on to become a platinum century cyclist. At the
age of 55, she jumped into multisport competitions and completed over 30
triathlons. At age 65 her goal is to cycle the world. For more than 33
years Hyatt has been an industry educator and role model.
Sharon Peachey Sheremeta, ScD, RCEP, FACSM, received a bachelor
of science degree in biology from Brown University and master of science
and doctor of science degrees in applied anatomy and physiology from
Boston University. She has more than 25 years of experience in the
exercise physiology field and has practiced at health science clinics,
employee fitness centers, health clubs, cardiac rehabilitation
facilities, universities, community health education programs, and
hospitals. She has also taught at the university, community college, and
Sheremeta is a registered clinical exercise physiologist and is
certified as a clinical exercise specialist. She is a fellow of the
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is the cardiac
rehabilitation manager at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
“Knowledge gained in this course will allow me to better assess and
construct an exercise program appropriate for clients suffering from
G. Hildreth—Morongo Valley, CA
“Now I will have a better understanding when teaching elderly adults
with heart disease how to exercise.”