• An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Cardiac Rehabilitation - MSc (CR) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand cardiac rehabilitation degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All cardiac rehabilitation classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (CR) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (CR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.

    Why Study Cardiac Rehabilitation?

    A cardiac rehabilitation program is a rehab program designed to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical health. Patients generally are referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program after heart surgery, a heart attack, or a diagnosis of heart disease.

    The main goals of cardiac rehabilitation are to allow patients to resume a normal, active, and productive life within the limits of their disease, and to reduce the risk of another heart problem or the worsening of a heart condition.

    Specifically, cardiac rehabilitation programs aim to reduce the risk of heart attacks, to alleviate angina (chest pain), and to prevent the progression of heart disease. These goals are achieved by supervised exercise training, nutritional counseling, stress management, aggressive management of risk factors and careful monitoring of heart health.

    Why Choose to Study Cardiac Rehabilitation at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Cardiac Rehabilitation. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (CR) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Cardiac Rehabilitation is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc (CR) program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.

    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Cardiac Rehabilitation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FC501 Fundamentals of Cardiac Rehabilitation CA502 Cardiovascular Assessment
    CH501 Cardiovascular Health CR502 Cardiac Rehabilitation II
    CR501 Cardiac Rehabilitation I CD502 Cardiovascular Disease & Diagnosis
    ES501 Exercise Science PH502 Pharmacology
    CN501 Clinical Nutrition TH502 Thesis & Research Project