Assessment & Prescription of Exercise in Cardiac Rehab

Assessment & Prescription of Exercise in Cardiac Rehab

A Clinical Guide for Assessment and Prescription of Exercise and Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation - A CSANZ Position Statement 

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. A recording will be available on the ESSA Professional Development Hub within 2 weeks of the event. 


Patients with cardiovascular disease benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, which includes structured exercise and physical activity as core components. This position statement provides pragmatic, evidence-based guidance for the assessment and prescription of exercise and physical activity for cardiac rehabilitation clinicians, recognising the latest international guidelines, scientific evidence and the increasing use of technology and virtual delivery methods. The patient-centred assessment and prescription of aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and physical activity have been addressed, including progression and safety considerations.

This presentation is for all clinicians who assess and prescribe exercise and physical activity for patients with cardiovascular disease. This presentation will be presented by the lead authors of the position paper to provide the latest evidence and guidelines to implement in Australian clinics in a practical manner. 


Presented by 

Dr Christian Verdicchio PhD, AEP 
Subject expert in exercise in cardiovascular disease with 10-years’ experience in the field. Clinician researcher with extensive experience in assessing and prescribing exercise in patients with complex cardiovascular disease, with particular attention to patients with arrhythmias and heart failure. 

Dr Matthew Hollings PhD, AES
Active exercise physiology researcher for 8+ years, with a special interest in resistance training in older adults and post-cardiac discharge. Investigator on a number of national projects for the quality improvement of cardiac rehabilitation, and holds leadership positions in local, state and national cardiovascular associations.

A/Prof Nicole Freene PhD, BAppSc(Physiotherapy), BSc(Hons)
Clinical physiotherapist working in rehabilitation for 25 years, particularly cardiac rehabilitation. Clinician-researcher for 14 years focusing on increasing physical activity levels and decreasing sedentary behaviour in adults, both in healthy and cardiac populations, and physical activity promotion by health professionals. 


Tuesday, 5 December 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          2:00pm - 3:30pm
 NSW:    2:00pm - 3:30pm 
 NT:    12:30pm - 2:00pm
 QLD:    1:00pm - 2:30pm
 SA:    2:00pm - 3:30pm
 TAS:    2:00pm - 3:30pm
 VIC:    2:00pm - 3:30pm
 WA:    11:00am - 12:30pm
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          Free
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    Free
 Student Non-Member    $25.00

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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Accredited Exercise Scientists 



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Registration for this professional development will close at 12:00pm AEDT, Tuesday, 5 December 2023


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