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Certificate in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Certificate in Cardiac Rehabilitation

The aim of the Certificate in Cardiac Rehabilitation is to educate exercise professionals on the science of exercise training for clients with cardiovascular disease. Students will learn by a combination of practical classes, online group lectures and self-directed study.

This Certificate is particularly relevant for:

  • Gym managers 
  • Gym instructors 
  • Personal trainers 
  • BSc Health & Performance Science students/graduates
  • Physiotherapists 

Students will develop their knowledge base of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, understand the effects of aerobic and strength training and adaptive changes within the cardiac population and develop a clear understanding of the contraindications to exercise. They will understand the importance of risk stratification in this population and implications for practice. Students will be able to describe a patient’s journey from time of cardiac event (Phase 1) to completion of community cardiac rehabilitation (Phase 4).

Apply online at www.ucd.ie/apply.

For further details, please email Dr Gráinne O'Donoghue at (opens in a new window)grainne.odonoghue@ucd.ie or call (01) 7166459.

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: public.health@ucd.ie