Respiratory Conditions & Breathing

by Kris Tynan

Respiratory Conditions & Breathing



Respiratory Conditions for Exercise Professionals – Scheme of Work


Course Aims and Objectives:

To provide background information about respiratory conditions.
To outline the various treatment and management options.
To explain both the physical and emotional side effects.
To cover the principles of exercise prescription.

Intended Learning Outcomes
Having completed the course students will have.
An understanding of respiratory conditions and in particular COPD.
An understanding of the implications it has physically and psychologically.
The ability to programme and instruct a safe and effective class for people with COPD.

1 Introduction

Scope of Practice Alveoli, Blood and Gaseous exchange Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma Restrictive Lung Disease: Pulmonary Fibrosis When the Gaseous Exchange Process Fails Pulmonary Embolism

2 Pathophysiology of Common Respiratory Conditions

Asthma, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Sarcoidosis Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), Lung Cancer

3 Rehab and Treatment

Pulmonary Rehab Tests Breathing Techniques Asthma vs COPD Hydration Medication

4 Prevalence

Statistics Social Aspects Patients Perspectives

5 Exercise Guidelines

Building Confidence Breathing Techniques, Recovery Positions Exercise Guidelines Practical application CAT Test

Test yourself by purchasing this course

Course Info

Feb 21, 2021
All levels
$ 59.00


Kris Tynan

Kris Tynan

Kris Tynan has a Physical Education Diploma from the University of Otago (NZ). She holds the GP referral qualification from the UK and is certified with the Functional Ageing Institute (FAI) in the US, Cancer United (UK), Exercise for the Management of Cancer (Edith Cowan, Australia) and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Health. She is the author of the LOAFFA resource (Leading Older Adults in Functional Fitness Activity) and the Interactive Instructor Book which is used as a textbook for many organisations in New Zealand.
She is a frequent presenter at conferences in NZ and overseas and in 2012 was awarded the Exercise New Zealand award for outstanding contribution to the industry.