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Clinical Exercise Physiology I (SCI-303)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

January 2015 - Present.

Subject Area:
Exercise Science

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the pathophysiology of the diseases covered in the course; select exercises for  patients based on their clinical considerations; evaluate patients’ medical history and apply when formulating exercise prescriptions; conduct a graded exercise test and  prescribe exercises for all people, both healthy and those with clinical and/or medical diseases; provide an exercise prescription and exercise training regimen specific to patients’ individual needs; and recommend exercise training to people of special populations with the consideration of their individual needs.

This is a self-study course that is assessed by a final examination. The study covers a variety of physiological disorders and diseases that require special exercise considerations. The course first covers an introduction to clinical exercise and general skills such as examination and interview skills as well as exercise testing and prescribing. The course then shifts to a discussion of individual diseases and their related exercises. Endocrinology and metabolic disorders are discussed, followed by cardiovascular diseases. The pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and exercises as a part of treatment are discussed and applied for each disease. The scope of each disease is also described. The final examination will ask students to read a series of case studies and respond to questions on each one in paragraph form in order to demonstrate mastery of the materials.

Recommended Prerequisite:
Anatomy and Physiology.

Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, or Exercise Science (1/15).