Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Exercise in Health and Disease (3 cr)
K562 | 6302 | Wallace


PREREQUISITES:
P431 Mammalian Physiology and P409 Exercise Physiology

CLASS MEETING:  One 2 hour and 30 minure period per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The role of exercise in the prevention and rehabilitation of
atherosclerosis, chronic
obstructive lung disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes,
osteoporosis,
obesity, renal disease and others.  Health states include aging and
pregnancy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Cognitive:
1.  To explain the disease etiology and pathophysiology of 1)
atherosclerosis, 2)
hypertension, 3) hyperlipidemia, 4) diabetes, 5) obesity, 6) chronic
obstructive lung
disease, 7) renal disease, 8) osteoporosis, and others.

2.  To explain the mechanisms of exercise therapy in the prevention and
rehabilitation of these diseases.

3.  To outline the research literature on the use of exercise in the
prevention and
rehabilitation of these diseases.

4.  To explain the benefits and hazards of conditioning for a geniatric
population.

5.  To explain the benefits and hazards of conditioning during pregnancy.

Affective:
1.  To appreciate the role of exercise in disease prevention and
rehabilitation.

2.  To understand the risks and benefits of physical conditioning of an
adult
population.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
J.S. Skinner, Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases,
2nd
Edition, Philadelphia:  Lea & Febiger, 1993.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS:
Midterm Examination   45%
Final Examination        45%
Class Quizzes             10%