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Clinical Exercise Physiology II (SCI-304)
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 respiratory diseases and the exercises which patients can perform to maintain or gain back their health, then shifts to a discussion of immune related diseases such as cancer. Clinical considerations, pathophysiology, and exercise training are described. The course also discusses disorders of bone and joints, as well as select neuromuscular disorders.  Finally, the course discusses special populations, including children, older adults, people with clinical depression, and people with intellectual disabilities. Within each topic, clinical considerations are factored in and the exercise training is described.The final examination asks 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 (SCI-201) or equivalent.

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