Lungs in Action Practical Training


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There is an eligibility criteria for enrolment into this course. Candidates must have successfully completed the Lungs in Action theory training and have gone through the application process with the Pulmonary Exercise Manager at Lung Foundation Australia

Learning objectives

By the end of this training, participants will:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, heart failure and other lung diseases
  • Describe and distinguish key components of developing exercise programs for those with chronic lung diseases and heart failure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact chronic lung diseases and heart failure have on an individual’s ability to exercise by creating and modifying exercise programs to suit individual needs of class participants
  • Implement appropriate safety precautions and risk management protocols for exercising a person with chronic lung conditions and/or heart failure
  • Demonstrate vital practical skills in managing a breathless client
  • Utilise achieved skills and knowledge to competently instruct a Lungs in Action class.


Single training: $192.50 (including GST)

Training content

The practical requirements include:

  • Attend 2 x pulmonary rehabilitation classes plus 2 x heart failure classes.
  • If you are attending a combined Pulmonary rehabilitation/Heart failure class a minimum of 3 combination classes must be attended
  • Core competency sign off: 1 x pulmonary rehabilitation core competency checklist and 1 x heart failure rehabilitation core competency checklist
  • Written assignment: Design a class based on a sample list of participants
  • Practical Assessment: implement a Lungs in Action class

Continuing Professional Development

The Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Professional Development Committee certifies that this Professional Development offering meets the criteria for 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.

AUSactive have approved the educational content delivered throughout this course and certifies that this meets the criteria for 8 CEC Points.


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