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Courses & Events

The ACPICR strives to help support its members with ongoing learning and evidence-based practice.

The ACPICR works alongside BACPR in developing and promoting evidence-based courses within the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation.  Since 2020, many of these courses have evolved to include the option for delgate participation via remote interactive delivery.

Click on the title links below to find out about the dates/delivery formats available for upcoming courses.

Alternatively, email or visit the BACPR education home page by clicking HERE.


Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease Parts I & II

Part I - Principles and Practicalities:  This two-day course provides a foundation programme in the principles of physical activity and exercise in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. 

Cost £320-350*

Part II - Advanced Applications:  This two-day course extends the core knowledge, understanding and skills gained in Part I to clinical reasoning for the inclusion of the higher risk and complex cardiac patient, such as heart failure, arrhythmias, ICD's, unstable blood pressure and diabetes.

Cost £320-350*

(*package price available if booking parts I & II together*)

Physical Activity and Exercise in Heart Failure

This one-day course course aims to increase the awareness of the impact of physical activity and exercise in heart failure, focusing on diagnosis and management, exercise physiology, assessment and exercise prescription, and devices.  

Cost £185 (£165 for BACPR/ACPICR members)

Physical Activity and Exercise in Type II Diabetes

This one-day course aims to empower health care and exercise professionals to confidently enable people with type II diabetes to exercise safely and effectively. The course includes background knowledge of type II diabetes management, understanding of exercise physiology relating to diabetes and increasing awareness of managing acute episodes and complications affecting exercise prescription.

Cost £185 (£165 for BACPR/ACPICR members)

Assessing Functional Capacity 

This one-day course focuses on effective monitoring of exercise intensity and aims to increase knowledge and skills in implementing a number of functional capacity tests used within the cardio-respiratory field, plus explores how to practically apply the results to exercise prescription.

Cost £185 (£165 for BACPR members)

Principles and Applications of Resistance Training

This one-day course is an opportunity to explore the theory and principles of resistance training and includes both a theoretical and practical component. Knowledge gained will enable safe and effective practice which can be implemented in future service delivery

Cost £185 (£165 for BACPR/ACPICR members)

Practical Skills in Health Behaviour Change

This course is centred around the practical element of health behaviour change (HBC) and is delivered in a safe, positive non-judgemental way. The course aims to take the mystery out of HBC, sharing ideas and practice to overcome common barriers in implementing HBC skills.

Cost £185 (£165 for BACPR members)


Further courses with future dates tbc:

A Practical Course in Adapting Exercise

This practical one-day course focuses on developing leadership, teaching and delivery skills to facilitate a safe, effective and well-managed programme to a functionally diverse client group.

Cost £185 (£165 to BACPR members)



The BACPR also offers seven stand-alone online modules which are ideal for health professionals who are looking for an overview of the key principles of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.

The modules cost £25 each, however BACPR members can access them for free, at any time, from 7th February 2022 onwards.  Click here for more information.