Pathophysiology of Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions for Therapy Professionals: An Overview


About the Course  

This course reviews the general anatomy of the cardiovascular system and the circulatory schemes. Learners will gain foundational knowledge of the most common chronic cardiovascular diseases and associated symptoms. In understanding the cardiovascular system- learners will understand appropriate ways to educate their patients on the implications of diet and other lifestyle factors have on cardiac health.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the various circulation schemes and the general anatomy of the cardiovascular system.
  • Define the measures of cardiac function and of the heart’s electrical control mechanism.
  • Recognize the most common cardiovascular symptoms and chronic conditions.
  • Identify implications of diet and other lifestyle factors on cardiac health.

About the Author

Jim Menz MS, CES, began his teaching career in 2001 in Delaware. He created curriculum for personal training and massage courses at vocational schools before earning his master’s degree and teaching at the college level. Jim has traveled the country presenting continuing education for allied health professionals and is the author of “Heart Great Training: The Personal Trainer’s Guide to the Cardiovascular System.” Jim serves as the chair of Health Sciences at Missouri Valley College.

 How to Receive Credit  

  • Read the entire course online, which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The planners, faculty, and others in control of content of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement

It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board.