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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Schools and Colleges

There is no one path to becoming a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist. Most cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists receive their professional training as registered nurses, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, or respiratory therapists.

Qualified professionals interested in pursuing a career in cardiovascular rehabilitation should pursue a position with a medical or healthcare facility that is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). There they will receive hands-on training in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and migrate into the position of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist.

Currently there isn't a individual certification for becoming a certified cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist.

Below you can explore schools, colleges, and universities offering degree programs in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and related fields.
  • Johnston Community College
    245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
    (919) 934-3051
    Programs offered: Certificate and associates degree
    Student Population: 6,021 (6,021 undergraduate)
    Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

  • Northeastern University
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 373-2000
    Institution Type: 4-year Private not-for-profit college
    Student Population: 31,577 (21,266 undergraduate)
    Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

  • Kaplan College: Phoenix
    13610 North Black Canyon Highway, Suite 104
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    Student Population: 1,331 (1,331 undergraduate)
    Student-to-faculty Ratio: 56 to 1
    Institution Type: 2 year private for-profit
    Programs offered: one-year certificate, associates degree
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  • San Joaquin Valley College
    11050 Olson Drive, Suite 100
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    Programs offered: 1 to 2 year certificate and asssociates degree
    Campus setting: Fringe Rural
    Student Population: 579
    Student-to-teacher ratio: 13 to 1

  • University of Pittsburgh
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Programs Offered: certificate, associates degree, bachelors degree, master's degree, doctoral
    Institution type: public 4 year school
    Number of Students: 33,373 (21,000 undergraduate)

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