School Of Health Sciences

Exercise for Health and Disease PreventionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401145.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic understanding of physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise and an understanding of exercise prescription principles

Equivalent Units
400328 - Exercise Prescription For Special Populations, 400887 - Clinical Exercise Physiology 1

401142 Exercise Physiology AND 401143 Exercise Prescription I

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

About this Unit
This unit emphasises teaching students to design safe and effective exercise programs for optimal health, well-being, and the prevention of major chronic diseases. Holistic recovery strategies, including sleep, nutrition and stress-reduction are also explored. Students will learn about the aetiology of major chronic diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases and mental illnesses, and how these conditions can be targeted with exercise. Students will also develop the practical skills necessary for screening and testing populations at-risk and with chronic diseases.

4658.4Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CONTINUING
4658.5Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CURRENT

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