Become a Cardiac R.E.H.A.B. Fitness Specialist

Become a Cardiac R.E.H.A.B. Fitness Specialist

Restore Energy, Heartiness, Aspirations & Benchmarks

Fitness professionals can be an integral extension of Phase III-IV cardiac rehab programs. We coach the client to move and perform better in their game of life, beyond their cardiac history, co-morbidities and risk factors. People don’t live to be safe and healthy; they live safer and healthier to live life to the fullest.

In the Cardiac R.E.H.A.B Fitness Specialist online course, you’ll fine-tune your coaching skills, due diligence practices, intake info, screening/assessments and programming systems to optimize living life for this client. You’ll better understand the latest wearables in monitoring and tracking, along with networking and communicating with medical professionals.

Restore Energy, Heartiness, Aspirations & Benchmarks

Fitness professionals can be an integral extension of Phase III-IV cardiac rehab programs. We coach the client to move and perform better in their game of life, beyond their cardiac history, co-morbidities and risk factors. People don’t live to be safe and healthy; they live safer and healthier to live life to the fullest.

In the Cardiac R.E.H.A.B Fitness Specialist online course, you’ll fine-tune your coaching skills, due diligence practices, intake info, screening/assessments and programming systems to optimize living life for this client. You’ll better understand the latest wearables in monitoring and tracking, along with networking and communicating with medical professionals.

Cardiac R.E.H.A.B.Fitness Specialist
Course Overview

  1. Introduction / Overview / Mindset Reset
  2. 4 Is, 5 Pillars, 7 S Buckets, 3 Bs
  3. 3. The Movement Pillar
  4. Pillars: Diet, Rhythms & Stress
  5. Provokers, Be Aware, Aging, ACSM GETP 11th Ed Updates
  6. Overview: CVD Risk Factors
  7. Overweight / Obesity / Co-Morbidities
  8. Diabetes / Co-Morbidities
  9. Dyslipidemia / Co-Morbidities
  10. Metabolic Syndrome [MetS]
  11. KNOWN CVDs and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
  12.  KNOWN CVD Scenarios
  13. Professionalism: Building a Well-Care Team in Your Community

Module 1: Mindset Reset

  • Lesson 1: Heartiness and Hardiness
  • Lesson 2: Facts & Stats
  • Lesson 3: Functional / Whole Person Approach to CVH, CVD, CMD
  • Lesson 4: Mindset Reset – Cradle to Grave
  • Lesson 5: Aging is Malleable
  • Lesson 6: Summary of Module 1

Module 2: I’s, Pillars, Buckets, and B’s

  • Lesson 7: The 4I’s, The Aging Accelerants
  • Lesson 8: The 5 Pillars of Heartiness & Hardiness
  • Lesson 9: Purpose
  • Lesson 10: Movement
  • Lesson 11: Diet
  • Lesson 12: Rhythms
  • Lesson 13: Stress
  • Lesson 14: Summary of Module 2

Module 3: Movement Pillar

  • Lesson 15: 3 Big Rocks, Pebbles, Granules
  • Lesson 16: 7S Functional Training Buckets Overview + Spirit
  • Lesson 17: Suppleness & Stability
  • Lesson 18: Gait Speed & Sprint-like Mechanics
  • Lesson 19: Strength & Power
  • Lesson 20: Skills
  • Lesson 21: Stamina
  • Lesson 22: Specificity & Specifics
  • Lesson 23: Summary of Module 3

Module 4: Pillars: Diet, Rhythms & Stress

  • Lesson 24: Pillars – Diet
  • Lesson 25: Rhythms
  • Lesson 26: Stress Ops & Opps
  • Lesson 27: Know Your Client
  • Lesson 28: Pre-Screening
  • Lesson 29: A&A Intake Forms
  • Lesson 30: Meet Pat
  • Lesson 31: Summary of Module 4

Module 5: Thought Provokers, Be Aware, Aging, and ACSM Updates

  • Lesson 32 Thought-Provokers
  • Lesson 33: Be Aware
  • Lesson 34: The Aging Client
  • Lesson 35: ACSM Updates [GETP 11th Ed., 2021]

Module 6: CVD Risk Factors

  • Lesson 36 Overview of CVD Risk Factors
  • Lesson 37: Hypertension [HTN] Overview
  • Lesson 38: Testing & Training
  • Lesson 39: MEDS
  • Lesson 40: Meet Genevieve
  • Lesson 41: Summary of Module 6

Module 7: Overweight | Obesity | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 42 Overview: Overweight & Obesity
  • Lesson 43: Overweight & Obesity Complexities
  • Lesson 44: Rethink Coaching Fat Loss
  • Lesson 45: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 46: Meet Bill – Case Study
  • Lesson 47: More on Bill – Case Study

Module 8: Diabetes | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 48 Overview – Diabetes
  • Lesson 49: Diabesity | Inflammation
  • Lesson 50: Treatment | Management
  • Lesson 51: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 52: Meet Jean

Module 9: Dyslipidemia | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 53: Overview – Dyslipidemia
  • Lesson 54: Inflammation
  • Lesson 55: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 56: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 57: Coaching Debbie

Module 10: Metabolic Syndrome

  • Lesson 58: Overview – MetS
  • Lesson 59: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 60: MHO / Women
  • Lesson 61: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 62: Coaching Sean

Module 11: Known CVD and Cardiac Rehab Programs

  • Lesson 63: 1CR to Heartiness R.E.H.A.B. – Clinic to CRFS
  • Lesson 64: Manifestations of CVD
  • Lesson 65: Risk Stratification for Individuals in CR Programs and Medical Fitness Facilities
  • Lesson 66: In-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 67: Out-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 68: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lesson 69: Meet John

Module 12: Known CVD Scenarios

  • Lesson 70: Transition Groundwork
  • Lesson 71: PCI’s and IHD
  • Lesson 72: PAD
  • Lesson 73: Heart Failure
  • Lesson 74: Sternotomy
  • Lesson 75: Summary of Module 12

Module 13: Professionalism – Building a Community Well-Care Team

  • Lesson 76: Bridging the Gap: A 2-way Street
  • Lesson 77: Reimbursement / Licensure
  • Lesson 78: Aging Well and Moving Better for Longer is the Future
  • Lesson 79: Take-Aways and “Q&A”
  • Lesson 80: The Wrap-Up

Cardiac R.E.H.A.B. Fitness Specialist
Course Overview

  • Introduction / Overview / Mindset Reset
  • 4 Is, 5 Pillars, 7 S Buckets, 3 Bs
  • 3. The Movement Pillar
  • Pillars: Diet, Rhythms & Stress
  • Provokers, Be Aware, Aging, ACSM GETP 11th Ed Updates
  • Overview: CVD Risk Factors
  • Overweight / Obesity / Co-Morbidities
  • Diabetes / Co-Morbidities
  • Dyslipidemia / Co-Morbidities
  • Metabolic Syndrome [MetS]
  • KNOWN CVDs and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
  •  KNOWN CVD Scenarios
  • Professionalism: Building a Well-Care Team in Your Community

Module 1: Mindset Reset

  • Lesson 1: Heartiness and Hardiness
  • Lesson 2: Facts & Stats
  • Lesson 3: Functional / Whole Person Approach to CVH, CVD, CMD
  • Lesson 4: Mindset Reset – Cradle to Grave
  • Lesson 5: Aging is Malleable
  • Lesson 6: Summary of Module 1

Module 2: I’s, Pillars, Buckets, and B’s

  • Lesson 7: The 4I’s, The Aging Accelerants
  • Lesson 8: The 5 Pillars of Heartiness & Hardiness
  • Lesson 9: Purpose
  • Lesson 10: Movement
  • Lesson 11: Diet
  • Lesson 12: Rhythms
  • Lesson 13: Stress
  • Lesson 14: Summary of Module 2

Module 3: Movement Pillar

  • Lesson 15: 3 Big Rocks, Pebbles, Granules
  • Lesson 16: 7S Functional Training Buckets Overview + Spirit
  • Lesson 17: Suppleness & Stability
  • Lesson 18: Gait Speed & Sprint-like Mechanics
  • Lesson 19: Strength & Power
  • Lesson 20: Skills
  • Lesson 21: Stamina
  • Lesson 22: Specificity & Specifics
  • Lesson 23: Summary of Module 3

Module 4: Pillars: Diet, Rhythms & Stress

  • Lesson 24: Pillars – Diet
  • Lesson 25: Rhythms
  • Lesson 26: Stress Ops & Opps
  • Lesson 27: Know Your Client
  • Lesson 28: Pre-Screening
  • Lesson 29: A&A Intake Forms
  • Lesson 30: Meet Pat
  • Lesson 31: Summary of Module 4

Module 5: Thought Provokers, Be Aware, Aging, and ACSM Updates

  • Lesson 32 Thought-Provokers
  • Lesson 33: Be Aware
  • Lesson 34: The Aging Client
  • Lesson 35: ACSM Updates [GETP 11th Ed., 2021]

Module 6: CVD Risk Factors

  • Lesson 36 Overview of CVD Risk Factors
  • Lesson 37: Hypertension [HTN] Overview
  • Lesson 38: Testing & Training
  • Lesson 39: MEDS
  • Lesson 40: Meet Genevieve
  • Lesson 41: Summary of Module 6

Module 7: Overweight | Obesity | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 42 Overview: Overweight & Obesity
  • Lesson 43: Overweight & Obesity Complexities
  • Lesson 44: Rethink Coaching Fat Loss
  • Lesson 45: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 46: Meet Bill – Case Study
  • Lesson 47: More on Bill – Case Study

Module 8: Diabetes | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 48 Overview – Diabetes
  • Lesson 49: Diabesity | Inflammation
  • Lesson 50: Treatment | Management
  • Lesson 51: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 52: Meet Jean

Module 9: Dyslipidemia | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 53: Overview – Dyslipidemia
  • Lesson 54: Inflammation
  • Lesson 55: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 56: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 57: Coaching Debbie

Module 10: Metabolic Syndrome

  • Lesson 58: Overview – MetS
  • Lesson 59: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 60: MHO / Women
  • Lesson 61: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 62: Coaching Sean

Module 11: Known CVD and Cardiac Rehab Programs

  • Lesson 63: 1CR to Heartiness R.E.H.A.B. – Clinic to CRFS
  • Lesson 64: Manifestations of CVD
  • Lesson 65: Risk Stratification for Individuals in CR Programs and Medical Fitness Facilities
  • Lesson 66: In-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 67: Out-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 68: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lesson 69: Meet John

Module 12: Known CVD Scenarios

  • Lesson 70: Transition Groundwork
  • Lesson 71: PCI’s and IHD
  • Lesson 72: PAD
  • Lesson 73: Heart Failure
  • Lesson 74: Sternotomy
  • Lesson 75: Summary of Module 12

Module 13: Professionalism – Building a Community Well-Care Team

  • Lesson 76: Bridging the Gap: A 2-way Street
  • Lesson 77: Reimbursement / Licensure
  • Lesson 78: Aging Well and Moving Better for Longer is the Future
  • Lesson 79: Take-Aways and “Q&A”
  • Lesson 80: The Wrap-Up

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Restore Energy, Heartiness, Aspirations & Benchmarks

Fitness professionals are an integral extension of Phase III-IV cardiac rehab programs. We coach the client to move and perform better in their game of life, beyond their cardiac history, co-morbidities and risk factors. People don’t live to be safe and healthy; they live safer and healthier to live life to the fullest.

Our coaching transfers to real life outside the gym, and that’s why people seek out our services. So for those with a cardiac history, our goal is to fortify their body, mind and spirit, so that they CAN live, labor, work, caregive, play and compete with confidence, competence and automaticity in their environments of choice. We bolster their buffer, boosting their protective factors, while adding purpose to living life and enhancing all aspects of well-being.

In this course, Pat VanGalen will help you fine-tune your coaching skills, due diligence practices, intake info, screening/assessments and programming systems to optimize living life for this client. You’ll better understand the latest wearables in monitoring and tracking, along with networking and communicating with medical professionals.

Beyond FITT and Rx, case studies addressing common cardiac conditions, meds and co-morbidities will be presented, along with Pat’s 7 S’s approach to building resilience, durability and robustness for the long haul.

Module 1: Mindset Reset

  • Lesson 1: Heartiness and Hardiness
  • Lesson 2: Facts & Stats
  • Lesson 3: Functional / Whole Person Approach to CVH, CVD, CMD
  • Lesson 4: Mindset Reset – Cradle to Grave
  • Lesson 5: Aging is Malleable
  • Lesson 6: Summary of Module 1

Module 2: I’s, Pillars, Buckets, and B’s

  • Lesson 7: The 4I’s, The Aging Accelerants
  • Lesson 8: The 5 Pillars of Heartiness & Hardiness
  • Lesson 9: Purpose
  • Lesson 10: Movement
  • Lesson 11: Diet
  • Lesson 12: Rhythms
  • Lesson 13: Stress
  • Lesson 14: Summary of Module 2

Module 3: Movement Pillar

  • Lesson 15: 3 Big Rocks, Pebbles, Granules
  • Lesson 16: 7S Functional Training Buckets Overview + Spirit
  • Lesson 17: Suppleness & Stability
  • Lesson 18: Gait Speed & Sprint-like Mechanics
  • Lesson 19: Strength & Power
  • Lesson 20: Skills
  • Lesson 21: Stamina
  • Lesson 22: Specificity & Specifics
  • Lesson 23: Summary of Module 3

Module 4: Pillars: Diet, Rhythms & Stress

  • Lesson 24: Pillars – Diet
  • Lesson 25: Rhythms
  • Lesson 26: Stress Ops & Opps
  • Lesson 27: Know Your Client
  • Lesson 28: Pre-Screening
  • Lesson 29: A&A Intake Forms
  • Lesson 30: Meet Pat
  • Lesson 31: Summary of Module 4

Module 5: Thought Provokers, Be Aware, Aging, and ACSM Updates

  • Lesson 32 Thought-Provokers
  • Lesson 33: Be Aware
  • Lesson 34: The Aging Client
  • Lesson 35: ACSM Updates [GETP 11th Ed., 2021]

Module 6: CVD Risk Factors

  • Lesson 36 Overview of CVD Risk Factors
  • Lesson 37: Hypertension [HTN] Overview
  • Lesson 38: Testing & Training
  • Lesson 39: MEDS
  • Lesson 40: Meet Genevieve
  • Lesson 41: Summary of Module 6

Module 7: Overweight | Obesity | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 42 Overview: Overweight & Obesity
  • Lesson 43: Overweight & Obesity Complexities
  • Lesson 44: Rethink Coaching Fat Loss
  • Lesson 45: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 46: Meet Bill – Case Study
  • Lesson 47: More on Bill – Case Study

Module 8: Diabetes | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 48 Overview – Diabetes
  • Lesson 49: Diabesity | Inflammation
  • Lesson 50: Treatment | Management
  • Lesson 51: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 52: Meet Jean

Module 9: Dyslipidemia | Co-Morbidities

  • Lesson 53: Overview – Dyslipidemia
  • Lesson 54: Inflammation
  • Lesson 55: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 56: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 57: Coaching Debbie

Module 10: Metabolic Syndrome

  • Lesson 58: Overview – MetS
  • Lesson 59: Treatment / Management
  • Lesson 60: MHO / Women
  • Lesson 61: Testing and Training
  • Lesson 62: Coaching Sean

Module 11: Known CVD and Cardiac Rehab Programs

  • Lesson 63: 1CR to Heartiness R.E.H.A.B. – Clinic to CRFS
  • Lesson 64: Manifestations of CVD
  • Lesson 65: Risk Stratification for Individuals in CR Programs and Medical Fitness Facilities
  • Lesson 66: In-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 67: Out-Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 68: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lesson 69: Meet John

Module 12: Known CVD Scenarios

  • Lesson 70: Transition Groundwork
  • Lesson 71: PCI’s and IHD
  • Lesson 72: PAD
  • Lesson 73: Heart Failure
  • Lesson 74: Sternotomy
  • Lesson 75: Summary of Module 12

Module 13: Professionalism – Building a Community Well-Care Team

  • Lesson 76: Bridging the Gap: A 2-way Street
  • Lesson 77: Reimbursement / Licensure
  • Lesson 78: Aging Well and Moving Better for Longer is the Future
  • Lesson 79: Take-Aways and “Q&A”
  • Lesson 80: The Wrap-Up

Course Delivery and Assessment

This is an online, self-paced course; all materials are delivered digitally. This course is delivered through a variety of digital mediums, including written material, video narrated slide presentations, videos of sample exercises, sample forms, and more. Comprehension of the material will be measured via a mandatory competency assessment requiring a minimum of 80% correct responses.

Prerequisites

All of the online courses on MedFit Classroom which lead to a Certificate of Specialization are considered advanced level education, and are meant to be taken by fitness professionals who have previously acquired education and experience as a professional within the health and fitness industry. In order for one to receive the Certificate of Specialization conferred upon those who obtain and complete this specialist course, one must be able to demonstrate that he or she has the following:

All of the online courses on MedFit Classroom which lead to a Certificate of Specialization are considered advanced level education, and are meant to be taken by fitness professionals who have previously acquired education and experience as a professional within the health and fitness industry. In order for one to receive the Certificate of Specialization conferred upon those who obtain and complete this specialist course, one must be able to show proof that he or she has the following:

  1. Evidence of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fitness or health related field AND/OR possess a certification from a nationally-recognized certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program AND
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance.

Renewal of Specialization

The completion of this specialization course, and the passing of its corresponding competency assessment, leads to a Certificate of Specialization. This Certificate of Specialization will be considered valid for a period of two years. To keep the certificate current, you must complete 10 hours of continuing education, on relevant subject matter, and formally renew the certificate prior to the date of its expiration. As with many certifications and specializations in our field, professionals should anticipate some costs to continuing education and renewal of this certificate.

MedFit Classroom CEUs

This Specialist Course provides up to 10 CEUs for other MedFit Classroom Specializations. Download our CEU chart (PDF) to find out what specializations it will provide credit CEUs for.

Continuing Education Credits

  • Pending credit approval by ACE, AFAA, canfitpro, ISSA, NASM and NSCA. If you finish the course  before approval is granted, or you have a certifying body not listed, MedFit Classroom can help you petition for credit.

About the Course Author

Pat VanGalen brings a unique blend of education, practical experience, common sense application, science and research to her lecturing, teaching, training and coaching. She launched her professional career 40+ years ago in physical education and coaching, then spent the next 10 years in corporate-industrial fitness, health promotion, cardiac rehab and injury risk reduction programming design, implementation and management.

Since 1990, Pat expanded her services to designing and teaching personal training and group exercise certification courses, providing continuing education credits, lecturing, tutoring, executive health coaching, and authoring lay and professional articles in Asia, Australia and the U.S. The last 25+ years, she has dedicated her expertise to changing the way and the pace at which we age. Pat’s rehab-to-performance experience and down-to-earth demeanor make her a dynamic, informative, inspiring, and very provocative speaker, trainer and coach.

Pat’s professional career spans the following:

  • Lecturer, Tutor, Provider CEC workshops and certification courses in the U.S., Asia and Australia. [35+yrs]
  • Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach [40+yrs]
  • Manager / developer corporate/industrial/hospital health promotion, injury reduction and fitness programs [15+yrs]
  • Group Instructor [40+yrs]
  • Teacher / Coach / Strength & Cond Coach [20+ yrs]

Education & Certifications:

  • ABD Functional Training in Post-Menopausal Women
  • M.S. Physical Education: Exercise Science/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • B.S. Physical Education: Secondary/Coaching Emphasis
  • CFSC Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • FMS + FCS [Functional Movement Systems]
  • ACSM ETT and CPT
  • Network [Australia] Professional Strength Training Certification Examiner
  • AASFP [Asia]
  • LEARN / COOPER Clinic Lifestyle Counselor in Weight Management
  • ACE Lifestyle & Weight Consultant, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor
  • TRX, Slide, Spin, ++++