Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Exercise Science as Applied to Adapted Activity (3 cr)
K524 | 6115 | Surburg
Meets one 50 minute period three times per week.
Addresses the contribution exercise science provides to the understanding
and application of adapted activity for persons with various diseases,
disorders, and conditions. An overview of certain cardiovascular,
pulmonary, metabolic, immunological, orthopedic, neuromuscular, cognitive,
developmental and emotional disorders or conditions is presented with the
contribution physical activity may provide for these conditions.
1. Develop a basic understanding of the cause, prognosis and treatment
of certain disorders.
2. Realize the issues related to providing exercise and physical
activity for persons with certain disabilities and conditions.
3. Understand how exercise science concepts provide insights into the
nature of the disorder or condition and the application of physical activity
for persons with certain conditions and diseases.
4. Appreciate the role exercise and physical activity may play in
enhancing the quality of life for these persons.
5. Understand the rationale and basic concepts of projects conducted by
faculty members who are working with individuals who exhibit certain
disorders or conditions.
A. Laws related to persons with disabilities.
B. Basic concepts related to exercise adaptation and
II. Pulmonary Diseases
A. Cystic Fibrosis
C. Other pulmonary diseases
III. Cardiovascular Diseases
A. Myocardial infarction
B. Valvular heart disease
IV. Metabolic Diseases
C. Renal failure
V. Orthopedic Diseases and Disabilities
B. Athletic injuries
C. Low back pain syndrome
VI. Neuromuscular Disorders
A. Multiple Sclerosis
C. Cerebral Palsy
VII. Youth, Aging and Sensory Conditions
A. Balance problems
B. Deaf and hearing
C. Visual impairment
D. Developmental considerations
VIII. Cognitive and Emotional Conditions
A. Mental health
C. Mental retardation
Lecture and Discussion
1. Regular attendance
2. Class participation
3. Completion of three examinations
4. Completion of written project
1. First test 25%
2. Second test 25%
3. Third test 25%
4. Class participation 05%
5. Class project 20%
A. Select a disorder, disease, injury or condition which may or may not
be included in the course syllabus and discuss and document the (1) cause,
(2) prognosis, (3) treatment, (4) role of exercise/activity for this
condition and (5) how your area of emphasis relates to this topic.
American College of Sports Medicine, (1997). Exercise Management for
Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Champaign, IL: Human