Unit

School Of Science And Health

Clinical Exercise Physiology 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400887.1

Discipline: REHABILITATION THERAPIES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Bobby Cheema


Equivalent Units
400328 - Exercise Prescription For Special Populations

Prerequisite
400326 Exercise Prescription for General Populations AND 400885 Sport and Exercise Physiology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2017, this unit is replaced by 401145 - Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention. Clinical Exercise Physiology 1 is primarily concerned with teaching students how to design and implement exercise assessments and exercise prescriptions for clinical populations (high-risk). Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary and immunological diseases. Unit content relates to how exercise can be applied to prevent, manage and/or treat chronic diseases, informed by an understanding of the pathophysiology and its impact on health status. Students will be involved in designing exercise programs using an evidence-based approach, which will enable a client to achieve optimum results whilst maintaining a high regard for safety, adherence and motivation. Students will be involved in practical sessions aimed at developing the skills necessary for exercise screening, testing and prescription in clinical populations.



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