Exercise Prescription, Referral & Rehabilitation - SS523

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn and Spring 6 30 (15) DR S Meadows checkmark-circle


- Exercise prescription for the asymptomatic older adult
- Physical activity & cardiovascular diseases
- Physical activity & metabolic diseases
- Physical activity & neurological impairment
- Physical activity & orthopaedic diseases
- Physical activity & pulmonary diseases
- Exercise in cardiac rehabilitation
- Exercise psychology


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

1 hour Lecture per week.There will also be a 1 hour weekly seminar/practical session.

Method of assessment

Case Study 60%
Examination 40%

Indicative reading

Durstine, J.L. et al (Eds.) (2009) ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. 3rd Ed. Illinois: Human Kinetics.

Pescatello, L.S. (Ed.) (2014) ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription, (9th ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Woolf-May, K. (2006) Exercise Prescription: Physiological Foundations. A Guide for Health, Sport & Exercise Professionals. London: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

12.1 Critically discuss the role of exercise / physical activity for different clinical population groups.
12.2 Explain appropriate adaptation / modification of exercise / physical activity for different clinical population groups.
12.3 Recommend / prescribe appropriate exercise / physical activity plans for different clinical population groups


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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