Exercise Prescription, Referral & Rehabilitation - SS523

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) DR S Meadows







- 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:

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

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