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Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist Workshop

Train the Cardiac Client – Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop

cardiac rehabilitation

Presented by Andre Noel Potvin, M.Sc. Cardiac Rehabilitation, ACE, BCRPA-TFL, ACSM

 Course Description

Recognized by the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE)  for providing Continuing Education Credits (CEC), the Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation Workshop Series (CES) are a select group of courses that are designed for Personal Trainers with an interest in expanding their knowledge about Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation. In these courses, students will learn foundational knowledge in exercise rehabilitation, training special population groups, and advanced knowledge in fitness testing and assessments.

Course Goals

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • Alarming statistics of the nature of cardiovascular disease and death in Canada
  • The standard cardiac rehabilitation approach for those individuals who have experienced heart attacks and open-heart surgery
  • Research findings of the physiological responses to aerobic and resistance training in the cardiac client
  • The aerobic and resistance training exercise guidelines for stable “low risk” cardiac clients
  • The do’s and don’ts of training the cardiac client
  • To enhance your self-confidence in your ability to work with cardiac clients

Course Pre-requisites

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A basic comprehension of the English language
  • A Certified Personal Trainer or equivalent


  • BCRPA 7.0 Credits
  • ACE 0.6 Credits

Course Format

This course is a total of 4 instructional hours. Teaching format is webinar.

Course Activities

The primary instructional strategies for this course are lecture and interactive instructor presentations.

Course Text

The student is not required to have a textbook for this program, but they will be provided with handouts that details the specific course content.

Workshop Agenda

  • Introductions
  • ACSM Cardiac Risk Stratification
  • Inpatient Exercise Prescription
  • Outpatient Exercise Prescription
  • Exercise Prescription Progression
  • Pre- and Post-exercise monitoring
  • Graded Exercise Testing Protocol
  • Resistance Exercise Prescription
  • Termination of Exercise Session


Webinar workshops are $149.00 and Personalized are $495.00

Webinar Date – May 28th, 2022 10am – 2pm