BU offers new cardiac rehabilitation program

For immediate release: July 31, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with Bloomsburg Hospital, will offer a cardiac rehabilitation exercise program.

The program is designed for adults age 18 and older with known stable heart disease and risk factors for heart disease.

According to Timothy McConnell, chair of BU's exercise science department and director of the new program, the sessions are designed to help individuals reduce their risk for heart disease by increasing their level of regular exercise and physical activity.

In addition, participants will receive individualized instruction on cardiovascular risk reduction.

The program will start Aug. 30 and meet every Tuesday and Thursday; optional Monday and Wednesday sessions may be available. A one-time enrollment and assessment fee of $30 will be charged.

The membership fee is $120 for approximately 30 sessions during each fall and spring semester. Classes also will be available during the summer academic sessions at a fee of $100 for approximately 24 sessions.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.