Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Exercise Science as Applied to Adapted Activity (3 cr)
K524 | 6115 | Surburg


CLASS MEETING:
Meets one 50 minute period three times per week.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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.

COURSE COMPETENCIES:
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.

COURSE CONTENT:
I.	Introduction

	A.	Laws related to persons with disabilities.
	B.	Basic concepts related to exercise adaptation and
prescription.

II.	Pulmonary Diseases

	A.	Cystic Fibrosis
	B.	Asthma
	C.	Other pulmonary diseases

III.	Cardiovascular Diseases

	A.	Myocardial infarction
	B.	Valvular heart disease
	C.	Hypertension

IV.	Metabolic Diseases

	A.	Diabetes
	B.	Obesity
	C.	Renal failure

V.	Orthopedic Diseases and Disabilities

	A.	Arthritis
	B.	Athletic injuries
	C.	Low back pain syndrome

VI.	Neuromuscular Disorders

	A.	Multiple Sclerosis
	B.	Epilepsy
	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
	B.	Depression
	C.	Mental retardation

CLASS FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1.	Regular attendance
2.	Class participation
3.	Completion of three examinations
4.	Completion of written project

COURSE EVALUATION:
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.

TEXTBOOK:
American College of Sports Medicine, (1997).  Exercise Management for
Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Champaign, IL:  Human
Kinetics.