Exercise Throughout the Lifespan (EXSS5048)


This unit of study aims to provide the student with an understanding of the rationale and recommendations for the use of exercise and the promotion of physical activity from childhood through old age, including those with chronic disease and disability. The student will explore evidence for the contribution of exercise to psychological health and well-being, bone health, improvement in body composition associated with poor health outcomes and for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and disability. Appropriate exercise modalities and implementing the exercise prescription will also be examined. This unit of study will be offered on campus supported with Blackboard resources.

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3hrs lecture/week


Three different assessments will be conducted. Design and demonstration of a new assessment tool to measure exercise capacity; performance; or health outcomes related to physical activity (25%), Design of a clinical program of exercise which would be targ

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Demonstration of skills in testing of exercise capacity and training for balance and strength; library work in computer lab on database searching for conduct of systematic reviews

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