The Cardiovascular Wellness Program is an exercise, education program dedicated to promoting health and wellness. It is staffed by specialty volunteers and student interns. Please take your time and peruse our website--there is a lot to learn about what we do.
The Cardiovascular Wellness Program is for those with cardiovascular disease or those at risk. The focus is on developing and maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle through exercise, stress management, and nutrition. For those who have had cardiac events, they must have completed monitored phases of a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation program or be at least 12 months post-event.
We are a program staffed by specialty volunteers and student interns. All exercise is supervised by emergency medical personnel, ACLS-certified nurses, and an exercise physiologist. On our speciality volunteer staff, physicians, registered nurses, a physical therapist, and a registered dietitian visit regularly for supervision and education. Our student interns come from multiple disciplines including, physical therapy, gerontology, nutrition, and psychology.
The Cardiovascular Wellness Program is located at Folsom Hall at Sacramento State University, 7667 Folsom Blvd., Suite 3030, 3rd floor, NE corner. We are not located on the main campus.
Open: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:00am-3:30pm
April 2020--No LIVE sessions currently. Many ZOOM (online) classes. Please email Linda to get on the email list for links to these classes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exercise per usual, Tues, Thurs and Fri mornings, 9 -11:30AM.
Usual group activities during this period:
Get your 30-60 minutes of CV activity around the group things you want to do.
Educational presentations usually follow at 11:45 am.
Exercise room open Mon, Tues, and Thurs afternoons, 12:30-3:00 pm
Group activities during this period
"CSUS Cardiovascular Wellness Program has been wonderful in helping our family through cardiovascular rehabilitation."
"The program has opened my eyes to the complexity of our bodies and how they function and how absolutely vital it is we handle them with care."
"We are like a family - lots of respect and lots of caring for one another."
"Everyone shares common goals and it is inspiring to see how we motivate one another towards those goals."
"Knowledge is power, and we are becoming powerful people through learning how to maintain our wellness."
The Cardiovascular Wellness Program (CWP) at Sacramento State provides an affordable and comprehensive applied exercise and education program for individuals interested in improving their cardiovascular health. The accepts referrals and is designed to support and expand cardiovascular health care in the Sacramento region by providing a program for individuals with limited options or access to other programs.
We are committed to fostering an educational partnership between program participants and students, community volunteers, and faculty from multiple disciplines and specialties across the campus. The education integrates supervised exercise training, nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle improvement activities within the framework of shared goals and community spirit. The result is a unique educational and potentially life-changing opportunity for all involved.
With a strong commitment to access, diversity, and inclusion, the program welcomes opportunities to work with community agencies that share these values.
C. Tissa Kappagoda, a professor of medicine and clinical cardiologist, was the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, the Coronary Heart Disease Reversal Program and several other programs dedicated to preventive cardiology at the U.C. Davis Medical Center for 25 years. Upon his retirement in 2012, he established a non-profit corporation, the Foundation for Health through Knowledge and Action with the goal of leveraging community-based resources to provide cardiovascular health programs to individuals with limited means or access to such services. The Foundation partnered with Sacramento State to develop the Cardiovascular Wellness Program and Dr. Kappagoda’s vision to provide a program enabling participants to gain knowledge and take responsibility for their health is now being fulfilled.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and fund our mission
Choose "other" as the designation and then write in "Cardiovascular Wellness Program" as the account
Development Office, Sacramento State, 6000 J St. MS 6026, Sacramento, CA 95819
Checks may also be given to Linda Paumer, Treasurer for the Foundation.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. For tax deductions, our Federal Tax ID: 30-0744865
The California State University, Sacramento Cardiovascular Wellness Program is supported by the Foundation for Health through Knowledge and Action, a non-profit agency. The program is housed in Folsom Hall on the Sacramento State campus.
Comprehensive, interactive classes and small group sessions on a variety of topics related to cardiovascular health.
*Lectures and demonstrations are open to all.
Exercise sessions are offered 3 times per week and are supervised by emergency medical personnel, ACLS-certified nurses, and an exercise physiologist.
*All exercise sessions require physician referral and graded exercise test within the past 12 months. No ECG monitoring is done on site.
Consultations, classes, cooking demonstrations, and applied lessons.