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cholesterol-and-exercise

Cholesterol and Exercise

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American Heart Association estimates that 35.6% of Americans have high cholesterol or dangerous lipid profiles. Research has shown that exercise can play an important role in improving blood lipids and reducing stroke and cardiovascular disease risk in individuals with abnormal cholesterol profiles. This course, based on a chapter from ACE’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual will help you understand how to work more effectively with individuals who have abnormal blood lipids. You’ll learn practical guidelines on how to work effectively with clients who have various lipid abnormalities to help them achieve their health goals.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a blood lipid profile, the ideal range and risk categories
  • Describe the influence of exercise on the various blood lipid variables
  • Design beneficial training programs to effectively alter blood lipid profiles and promote health in individuals with abnormal blood lipids
  • Discuss the types of lipid-lowering medications and their effects on the body, especially with regard to exercise

Course contents include:  

Steps to completing this course

  1. Go to http://www.acefitness.org/acestore and log in.
  2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
  3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
  4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.


Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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