POLAR and ACSM - Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course
POLAR and ACSM - Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course

POLAR and ACSM Presents: Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course

This certificate course was created through a collaboration between ACSM and Polar, a leader in wearable device technology.

This course will provide both fitness professionals and heart rate monitor enthusiasts a foundational knowledge of the physiology of heart rate and how to build an effective heart rate based training program. This course will primarily focus on utilizing five heart rate training zones through the exercise disciplines of cycling and running. In addition, utilizing online platforms such as Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks to manage heart rate training will be addressed. After completing this course, fitness professionals will understand how to utilize all training heart rate zones to build effective endurance programs and address specific training obstacles that may present themselves throughout a program.

Learning Objectives

• Learn the exercise physiology of heart rate assessment and how to perform maximal and sub-maximal VO2 field testing.

• Learn how to effectively build a heart rate-based training program utilizing the five heart rate training zones.

• Learn the importance of respiratory muscle training within a heart rate-based training programs.


This course includes online videos, PowerPoints and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all viewing and reading material, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course. CEC course only. This course is not an ACSM certification.

For questions related to your online CEC courses or purchases, please email onlinelearning@acsm.org.

Available Course Credits

ACSM 6.00

Course Procedure

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To earn your CECs, you will view the course content, pass the quiz (you must earn 70% or better to pass), and print your certificate of completion.

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