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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a vital component of physical therapy. Through this program, you will prepare to treat and rehabilitate patients who have undergone cardiovascular surgeries by offering both care for their well-being and knowledge of how to best treat them and design a healthy lifestyle for them. Cardiac rehabilitation specialists are highly sought after in the job market today, and a Christ-centered education from Cornerstone University provides a well-rounded education for your heart and mind.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science

Academic Division

  • Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of 2019 cardiac rehab graduates were employed within six months of graduating.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

Get Patients Back on Their Feet

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on patient education, including personal exercise training, risk factor education and counseling. Through this program, you will prepare to treat and rehabilitate patients who have had a cardiovascular event or surgery.

After graduating with an exercise science degree from Cornerstone and passing the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification exam, a career in cardiac rehab is available to you.

Careers

Careers in cardiac rehabilitation are steadily increasing every year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in this field are expected to rise 30% by 2022. Cardiac rehabilitation specialists are highly sought after Exercise Specialists that help cardiac patients rebuild a healthy lifestyle. Here are some job opportunities available to cardiac rehabilitation specialists.

Opportunities

  • Inpatient (Phase I) Cardiac Rehab
  • Outpatient (Phase II) Cardiac Rehab
  • Stress Testing Specialist
  • EKG Technician
  • Program Supervisor

Internships

Cardiac rehabilitation students at Cornerstone have unique opportunities all across West Michigan to learn from experts in their field. Students can even choose to engage with the global health community by interning at healthcare facilities around the country or around the world.

Concentration Courses

The exercise science program with a concentration in cardiac rehabilitation is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom. Other exercise science concentrations include pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy.

Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

BIO-353 Pathophysiology

The Pathophysiology course is designed to promote the understanding and application of fundamental concepts of disease processes. General concepts of disease (e.g., cell injury, inflammation, necrosis, wound healing, immune response, infectious disease and neoplasia) are discussed. These concepts are then applied in a systems-oriented approach, including the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of the various disease processes.

KIN-361 ECG (Electrocardiography)

Anatomy and physiology of the heart will be reviewed, including the conduction system and circulatory system, as well as layout of the ECG, essentials of the 12-lead ECG and lead placement and interpretation. Discussion on how the pathophysiology of the acute MI process affects the normal 12-lead ECGs and the average times in which such effects are evidenced. Students will learn to identify normal 12-lead ECG’s ST segments, isoelectric lines, J points and R-Wave progression.

KIN-364 Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Management

Health risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases will be identified and studied. Management and risk to morbidity and mortality will be emphasized.

KIN-381 Cardiac Rehab Internship

An opportunity to gain practical experience in a clinical cardiac rehabilitation setting appropriate for exercise science majors in preparation for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiology certification. Cardiac Rehab majors must take 12 credits of internship for a total experience of no less than 480 hours.

PSY-239 Adult Psychology

An in-depth study of the psychological problems and development of the person from young adulthood through end of life.

SCI-242 Medical Terminology

This course equips members of the health care professions with a working knowledge of medical vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on definitions, spelling and pronunciation as it relates to the body. The course is designed for students desiring to pursue health-related careers.

SCI-346 Pharmacology

This course is designed to teach the student principles of pharmacology, including mathematics and calculations, rules and regulations governing medications, medication administration and safety issues. Medications specific to various diseases and disorders will be studied, emphasizing desired effects, side effects and contraindications.

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The hands-on experience I received at Cornerstone prepared me for my future. My professors taught me in a way that allowed me to go confidently into the workplace.

Destiny Noordyk (’17)

Faculty

Faculty in the Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division at Cornerstone have deep knowledge of their field and real-world experience that they translate to classroom teaching.

Related Programs

There are several exercise science programs at Cornerstone to choose from. Take a look at some of our other related programs.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.