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Advanced exercise prescription

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Advanced exercise prescription

This module will establish the framework necessary to prescribe exercise efficiently and effectively whilst critically examining the fundamental principles of prescription and the physiological justification for this. This will enable the contextualisation of the relevant material in order to establish appropriate change in lifestyle.

This module intends to develop the student’s ability to critically examine assumptions, and identify the skills needed by the practitioner to assess and evaluate their clients. It will focus on the wide area of physical activity and will particularly concentrate on measurement and evaluation in exercise for health arenas.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Evaluate on the physiological adaptations that take place in the body systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, and musculoskeletal) in response to exercise and activity.
  2. Critique the differences in physiological adaptations to exercise based on population groups (e.g. gender, ethnicity).
  3. Critically evaluate the physiological penalties of a sedentary lifestyle.
  4. Evaluate the relationship between physical activity and fitness.
  5. Integrate and formulate appropriate evidence based exercise prescription in relation to specific changes throughout the lifespan.

Who is the module for? Suitable for practitioners with an interest in exercise and the potential of physical activity.

Module code: ER701X

Entry criteria:

  • Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve a 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related discipline e.g. sport, healthcare or physiology related subject.
  • If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section), or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: Short answer question exam and an observed structured practical examination (OSPE).

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: 11 days

Module dates*
(9am-1pm)
7, 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov, 2, 9, 16 Dec 2016
*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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