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-2:30pm
"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.