The Cardiovascular Wellness Program is an exercise, education program dedicated to promoting health and wellness. It is staffed by specialty volunteers and student interns. We supported by the Foundation for Health through Knowledge and Action, a non-profit agency.
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.
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.
Debbie provides great resources to help improve our diets.
A healthy lifestyle involves both a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Tai Chi provides many benefits such as improving strength and balance.
Dr. Kappagoda was an important member of this program. Click below to watch the interview as he discusses the foundation of this program.
Here is a description of exercise opportunities in which you can participate, both individually or in group sessions. Click below to access this schedule.
New presentations and fun activities are scheduled for the month. Click below to be directed to our monthly schedule.
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
Exercise per usual, Tues, Thurs and Fri mornings, 9 -2:30pm.
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. Monthly calendar below.
Group activities during this period
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
Interview done 2014 with founding physician, Tissa Kappagoda. Watching this will give you a nice perspective of rationale for program.
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.