Cardio-Care Therapist

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Cardio-Care to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Heart problems are the greatest single cause of death in the western world. Yet in many other less technologically developed places, heart disease is very rare.  This course provides advice and information that will supplement, but not replace, medical advice.  It will equip you to practice as a holistic cardio-care practitioner, as well as aid the practitioner working in many related areas such as sport, stress management or natural healthcare.


  • Lesson One
    • Welcome
    • What is a Holistic Cardio-Care Therapist?
    • What is the Heart and How does it Work?
      • A Few Basic Heart-related Terms to Know
      • The Heart Muscle
      • How Robust is the Human Heart?
      • Does Heart Disease Run in Families?
      • Problems with the Heart
      • Palpitations
      • Angina
      • Myocarditis
      • Heart Failure
      • Heart Attack
      • Stroke
  • Lesson Two
    • Diet
      • Low in Fat
      • Low in Salt
      • High in Fibre
      • Eat Wholefood/Organic
      • Other Considerations for the Healthy Heart
      • The Protein Myth
      • Super Foods
      • The Food Diary
  • Lesson Three
    • Exercise
      • Safety
      • Pulse During Exercise
      • How do I Take a Pulse?
      • Prescribing Exercise
  • Lesson Four
    • Smoking
      • Choose a Time to Stop
      • Diet
      • Do Not Worry about Failure
      • Relaxation Techniques
      • What to Do When the Urge is Great
  • Lesson Five
    • Stress
      • Physical Symptoms
      • Behaviour
      • Avoidance
      • Thoughts
      • How Can we Help?
      • Exercise
      • Change Repetitious Routine
      • Eat Wisely
      • Do Things You Like
      • Sleep
      • Aromatherapy
      • Biochemic Tissue Salts
      • Yoga
      • Herbs
      • Visualisation, Meditation and Relaxation
  • Lesson Six
    • Client Assessment
      • The First Meeting
      • Taking Blood Pressure
      • Pulse
      • Cholesterol
      • Urinalysis
      • Reflexology Diagnosis
      • Eyes
      • Risk Factoring
      • Record Keeping
      • Client Treatment Plan

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.