This continuing education course and exam explain how to design
cardiovascular and resistance training exercise programs for clients
with pulmonary conditions as well as methods for safely monitoring the
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
Continuing education exam
Individuals with respiratory disease can live normal and productive lives with the help of strategies that include exercise, breathing techniques, energy conservation, and self-care. Exercise and Respiratory Disease, Fourth Edition CE Course reviews the pathology, risk factors, and symptoms of various conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and restrictive lung disease. Learn to design cardiovascular and resistance training exercise programs for clients with these conditions as well as methods for monitoring the exercise intensity.
Identify the main structures of the pulmonary system.
Describe normal respiratory responses to exercise and training.
Describe the pathology, risk factors, and symptoms of emphysema.
Describe the pathology, risk factors, and symptoms of chronic bronchitis.
Describe the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Describe the pathology, symptoms, and treatment of asthma.
Develop a cardiovascular exercise prescription for clients with pulmonary disease.
Develop a resistance exercise prescription for clients with pulmonary disease.
Describe methods to safely monitor the exercise intensity of clients with pulmonary disease.
Describe the risks and contraindications of exercise that pertain to clients with pulmonary disease.
Chapter 1. The Healthy Pulmonary System
The Pulmonary System
Mechanics of Breathing
Respiratory Responses to Exercise and Training
Effects of Aging on Respiratory Function
Chapter 2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Psychological Aspects of COPD
Effects on the Exercise Response
Treatment of COPD
Chapter 3. Other Respiratory Illnesses
Restrictive Lung Diseases
Chapter 4. Exercise Design
General Exercise Recommendations
Exercise Recommendations for Clients with Asthma
Working with the Asthmatic Athlete
Group Exercise Considerations for older Adults
Contraindications for Exercise
Criteria for Terminating Exercise
Chapter 5. Professional Responsibilities
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Appendix. Client assessment and Monitoring Exercise
A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied
health professionals working with clients or patients with respiratory
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 the cardiac
rehabilitation Manager at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
“As a nurse and personal trainer, I can use these skills to help
respiratory patients and clients.”
C. Williams—Bloomsdale, MO
“Now I can enlighten people with breathing problems about exercise as
helpful to their condition. I am now able to apply appropriate exercise
design to accommodate each client.”