PE 436 - Therapeutic Exercise
PE 436: Therapeutic Exercise
This course uses the SAKAI coursesite through the LAMP portal for access to the syllabus, notes, handouts, etc.
This 3-hour course will focus on cardiac and pulmonary anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology, and the diagnosis/treatment of related diseases through exercise/rehab programs. Exposure to modern methods of detection (including ECG interpretation), treatment, and rehabilitation for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary and/or metabolic diseases will be offered through experience and/or lectures which may be conducted at hospitals in the surrounding area.
Prerequisites: B 155, B 156, PE 316, PE 421
- Williamson, Peggie (2011). Exercise for Special Populations. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
- ACSM. (2010). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 8th Edition. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
(Both of these are packaged together through the bookstore or available via eBook from the publisher).
- Understand the physiological effects, therapeutic indications and contraindications associated with the use of exercise.
- Explain theories and applications of principles associated with the use of therapeutic exercise techniques.
- Develop a basic comprehensive rehabilitation program.
- Discuss psychological issues, ethical standards, and diverse populations relative to therapeutic exercise.
- Consider the use of exercise to prevent certain diseases and conditions.
Course Relationship to Major Program and Department:
This course is a requirement for the Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sports and Fitness Management emphases in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences.
- Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
- Exercise Prescription for Cardiac Patients
- Exercise Prescription for Clinical Cases
- Impact of Exercise on Health & Fitness
- ECG / EKG Reading & Interpretation