Cardiovascular Clinical Exercise for AEPs Workshop

After hugely popular workshops by Prof Selig in 2014 and 2016, this workshop will cover:
Case studies
Basic, intermediate and advanced case studies in the broad areas of CAD / IHD, CHF, HT, valve disease (especially aortic), selected congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other common arrhythmias, and includes exercise following surgery, implantation of devices +/- other medical interventions for any of the above. All case studies or case material will be based on de-identified real clients of the presenter, Steve Selig. Case studies will cover some or all of these: referrals [medical input], screening, initial assessments [both low-tech and high-tech approaches], guidelines for exercise testing and exercise prescription.

Small equipment for clients with CVD
Established, new and emerging technologies for measuring and monitoring clients with CVD will be workshopped and where possible, demonstrated. Links from these technologies to the types of measurements needed by AEPs for CVD will be discussed. Emphasis will be on wearable and/or handheld devices that are relatively inexpensive, rather than expensive laboratory-based systems.

Exercise Assessments 
Mimic exercise assessments to inform exercise prescription for clients with CVD, using participants as “clients” and chairs or steps as “ergometers”. Real or typical case presentations will be applied so that participants can practise the main functions of the AEP in terms of selecting / designing appropriate exercise assessments, analysing and reporting on assessments, communicating with clients and referrers, and generating client-specific exercise prescriptions. 

Presented by Prof Steve Selig, PhD, AES, AEP, ESSAF 

Professor Steve Selig recently retired as Chair in Clinical Exercise Science at Deakin University and Course Director of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has a strong track record in developing and delivering postgraduate courses in clinical exercise physiology. He has served as a Director on the National Board of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) since 2005. Steve has won numerous university and national awards for his teaching and course leadership in clinical exercise, including the ESSA President’s Award in 2010 for services to clinical exercise. Over the past decade, Steve led two groups of senior academics and AEP practitioners that reformed the national accreditation schemes for Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) to cover the periods 2008-2015 and 2016-2021. His research interests include exercise training for people with chronic heart failure and cardiometabolic disease, and his work has been cited in the American Heart Association Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure, and reviews and meta-analyses on exercise therapy for people with heart failure. Steve was first author on the ESSA guidelines for exercise for people with chronic heart failure, and a co-author on the ESSA guidelines for exercise for people with chronic kidney disease.


Saturday, 14 September 2019
8:30am – 5:30pm

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
150 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA

Registration Rates

  Earlybird Rates
Must be received and paid for on or before
14 August 2019
  Standard Rates
If received and paid for on or after
15 August 2019
ESSA Member  $215.00          $235.00 
Non Member $340.00    $360.00 
ESSA Student Member         $90.00    $110.00 
Student Non Member  $125.00    $145.00 

Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologists
All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/ attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.  

Important Information 

* Pre-reading material will be provided upon registration, which is required to be read/completed prior to attendance at the workshop. 
* There is no expectation to pre-purchase equipment, however, if you already own small equipment to measure BP, HR, ECG and/or O2sat% please bring this to the workshop. 


9 CPD Points 


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If you wish to attend this workshop please download and complete the manual registration form and take it with you to the venue:
Stamford Plaza Adelaide
150 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA

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