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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 exercise intensity.
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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 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 community levels.
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.”