Resistance Training for the Cardiac Rehab Population

Resistance Training for the Cardiac Rehab Population 

This webinar is designed to assist Cardiac Rehab Professionals develop and modify an EFFECTIVE exercise prescription for their patients. Developing an exercise prescription utilizing risk stratification guidelines will be addressed. Resistance training protocols will be reviewed. Guidelines regarding adjusting exercise prescriptions will also be included.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

New York Physical Therapy


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Occupational Therapy Association


Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Category: Category 1 & 2.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.

Texas Physical Therapy Association


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy


This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1910-171. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision


Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee has approved this course under Category B. Approval # 202111207. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-CR260C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Determine which patients are ready for Resistance Training (RT)
Describe risks and benefits of RT
Develop an appropriate exercise prescription for different types of cardiac patients

Learning Objectives
Webinar Description
Exercise and Cardiac Rehab
Resistance Training and Heart Disease
Improving muscle-force production through the inclusion of resistance exercise training:
Knowledge Check
Patient Criteria
Risk Stratification
Lowest Risk
Moderate Risk
High Risk
Knowledge Check
Patient Criteria
FITT principle
Cardiac Patient Guidelines and Statements
General Guidelines
Target Muscle Groups
FITT Principle
CAD Study
MI Patient Guidelines
MI Patient Example
MI Studies
Patient Guidelines
CABG and Surgical Patients
Percutaneous Intervention (PCI) Patients Guidelines
Heart Failure Classification
Heart Failure Studies
Activities of Daily Living Studies
Quality of Life Studies
Body Strength Study
Can I Have Your Attention Please
Case Study 1
Knowledge Check
Case Study 2
Knowledge Check

Instructor: Janelle McCloskey, MS, ACSM-RCEP & CES™
Ms. McCloskey is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist and ACSM Certified Exercise Specialist. She has been employed as an exercise physiologist in a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department for the last 17 years, working extensively with a large variety of patient populations. Her clinical background also includes serving as an exercise physiologist in the following areas: Community Health Education Department, Health and Wellness Department, Fit City, Bariatric Department, and the Center for Parkinson’s. She is responsible for all aspects of patient care in a Phase II-IV Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center including exercise prescription, exercise leadership, day-to-day operations, patient education, as well as develop, review and updating policies and procedure, recruitment and training of interns in the area of Exercise Science, and providing educational lectures. Janelle has also worked as a graduate instructor at the University of Arizona, Tucson and participated in research on strength training outcomes for Cardiac Rehab. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Creighton University and her Masters of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Arizona. Janelle’s professional affiliations include the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Disclosure: Janelle McCloskey, MS, ACSM-RCEP & CES™ has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; Entry level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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