Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness, 7th Ed
By Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Significant updates in every chapter make the new 7th edition of this comprehensive course on detecting, diagnosing and preventing cardiovascular disease even more essential to fitness professionals. Revised in October, 2010, topics include: etiology of atherosclerosis and hypertension; dietary risk factors: fat, fiber, sodium; cholesterol-lowering drugs; diet and exercise programs for risk reduction; and cholesterol in children.
This course is essential for therapists working in cardiac rehabilitation, fitness or conditioning programs!
Course Length: 10.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Goals and Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the initiation, progression and consequences of atherosclerosis.
2. Identify and define the different types of cholesterol, and identify the role of low-density
lipoprotein in cardiovascular disease.
3. Define exogenous, endogenous and reverse cholesterol transport.
4. Define familial hypercholesterolemia, and identify the relative importance of high serum
cholesterol, heredity, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sex, age and cigarette smoking as risk factors for atherosclerosis.
5. Define saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and identify their significance to the development of atherosclerosis.
6. Identify the difference between Ω-3 and Ω-6 fatty acids, and discuss their effect on atherosclerosis.
7. Identify the relationship between calories and fat intake in the American diet.
8. Define the Cholesterol/Saturated Fat Index (CSI) and identify its significance.
9. Identify the two kinds of dietary fiber, identify the effects of them on serum cholesterol, and
identify food sources for both.
10. Identify how insulin resistance affects CVD disease risk.
11. Identify the effects of dietary protein, alcohol, and coffee on serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.
12. Identify the dietary aspects of hypertension and its significance for heart disease risk.
13. Identify the major studies of diet and CVD risk, and identify the consensus recommendations for dietary change.
14. Identify Step One and Step Two diets and identify meal plans incorporating these principles.
15. Identify the rationale for very-low-fat, high-carbohydrate (VLFHC) and Mediterranean diets.
16. Identify the major cholesterol-lowering drugs, and list criteria for drug therapy.
17. Identify the role of exercise in promoting health, fitness, and weight loss.
18. Identify exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals.
19. Identify the significance of high serum cholesterol in children, and explain how risk assessment, screening and counseling can be integrated into a treatment and prevention plan.