Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop


The La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, in affiliation with Gundersen Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, and NuStep, is proud to announce its 43rd year of providing continuing education workshops. This year we are once again partnering with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to help provide marketing support for our workshop.

This year we will be offering one cardiac rehabilitation workshop. The last workshop was a huge success and the workshop filled very quickly.  I would encourage you to register early, as the workshop is limited to the first 60 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Over the years our Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation workshop has been very popular and is considered essential training for anyone who is new to the field or who may be setting up a new program. The workshop covers the latest information regarding program design, administration, exercise programming, and patient support services. The most important factor that makes our workshop so popular is the quality of our faculty. Everyone of our speakers is actively working in the field on a daily basis. Additionally, every one of the speakers is involved at the state or national level in their professional organizations, most of the time in leadership positions. More importantly, they are eager and willing to share their expertise with you. Here is what some past attendees had to say:

"The facility and staff were wonderful. All speakers had positive attitudes and were passionate about the field. Everyone should attend this workshop before setting up or working in a program." - Tami Ruhl, RRT

"The highlight of the workshop was the La Crosse faculty. Highly educated - down to earth people (a rare combination)." - Shelley Chaney, RN

"It was a privilege to learn from "the best." It was very beneficial and inspirational in every aspect." - Carolyn Rake, RN

"The entire staff is pro-learning, pro-teaching, and pro-students. Thanks for all your efforts." - Beth Ann Johnsey, PT

"The highlight of the workshop was the comprehensive knowledge imparted on specific cardiac rehabilitation problems. You learn what works and what doesn't. Great. Tremendous. Wonderful program." - Mary Hanrahan, RN

"Lots of great information. Received sample tools and forms that I can use right now." - Whitney Wilkenson, RRT

"Excellent workshop and host site. Worth every penny!!" - Jamie Legan Leon, RN

The La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, Gundersen Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, NuStep, and AACVPR invite you to attend this informative workshop and enjoy the beautiful Coulee Region of La Crosse. Whether you are from a small or large hospital, a beginner or a veteran, we are sure you will find this workshop helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to call  608.785.8683.


John Porcari, Ph.D, RCEP, FACSM, MAACVPR
Workshop Director, 
La Crosse Exercise and Health Program