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Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Exercise


Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Exercise


This course is sold off-site from Fitness Learning Systems (FLS) 

Authored by June Chewning, BS MA, and Tina Schmidt-NcNulty, BS, MS, RN.

Blood pressure is an integral part of the function and health of the cardiorespiratory system. High blood pressure (Hypertension), low blood pressure (Hypotension), Pulmonary Hypertension, and Preeclampsia all have implications for safe and effective exercise prescription.

This course provides knowledge for understanding the anatomy and physiology of blood pressure and its role in health. It teaches you how to screen for blood pressure and provides exercise training and special considerations for clients with blood pressure disease. Learn guidelines to provide individualized exercise recommendations to help clients prevent or delay hypertension. In addition, this course guides the health-fitness professional to help clients with blood pressure disease to safely and effectively exercise to help control the disease.

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Education Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Prerequisites: Recommended Basic Certification in Fitness Field
After completing this course you will be able to:
  1. Identify 7 aspects in the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and their relationship to blood pressure health.
  2. Recognize the mechanics and classifications/management of blood pressure.
  3. Explain blood pressure assessment and procedures.
  4. Identify situations, conditions, or physiological factors that precipitate blood pressure responses and recognize blood pressure responses.
  5. Recognize blood pressure responses to exercise assessment and prescription.
  6. Discuss the Valsalva maneuver and its effect on blood pressure.
  7. Define hypertension and describe 4 aspects of hypertension and treatment.
  8. Identify guidelines for exercise and special considerations for clients with hypertension.
  9. Describe hypotension, pulmonary hypertension, and preeclampsia as blood pressure diseases.
  10. Explain immersion and blood pressure responses in aquatic exercise.
Successful completion of a quiz is necessary to receive continuing education units. Course approved for:
3.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
3.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
PEND Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
PEND Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
1.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
0.3 National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
0.3 National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
PEND National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
1.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
3.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
3.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
3.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
3.0 YMCA


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