EXS 3328 - Exercise is Medicine
Credits: 3 hrs
This course will prepare students to develop exercise and physical activity (PA) intervention programs to prevent and/or reverse the incidence and progression of chronic diseases. Students will learn to match PA intervention programs according to type of chronic disease(s), risk level(s), physical and motivational readiness, and personal preferences of PA modality. Students will practice PA intervention strategies to gain personal experience in the lifestyle modalities that they will be prescribing in their professional careers.
Topics include but are not limited to: The Role of Exercise is Medicine Initiative (EIM) in Prevention and Care of Chronic Disease, Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Every Age, Exercise Prescription for Common Chronic Conditions and Comorbidities. The goal of the course is to expose students to PA intervention programs and teach students to provide and implement exercise “prescriptions” that can be tailored for specific disease conditions.
Pre-requisite(s): BIO 2312 Anatomy and Physiology II
Student Learning Outcome: Scientific Literacy
Curricular Theme: Healthy Living