Overview- 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:
1 hour Lecture per week.There will also be a 1 hour weekly seminar/practical session.
Method of assessment
Case Study 60%
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
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