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Exercise through the life span

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Exercise through the life span

This module will identify the core framework supporting effective exercise prescription and enable you to critically examine the fundamental principles underpinning global health in the child and adult populations plus people with disease.

Students will learn how to contextualise the most relevant information in order to establish appropriate changes in lifestyle or to re-enforce positive patterns. The client’s needs will be aligned to the governmental policies and strategies where appropriate and possible future change of policy and strategy will be debated.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Determine and appraise the influence of normal development and issues in childhood that influence participation in exercise and healthy behaviours.
  2. Critically explore the relationship between exercise, health and the ageing process.
  3. Predict, assess and reflect on how a specific disease process may influence an individual’s ability to exercise.
  4. Determine, organise and evaluate appropriate exercise prescriptions in relation to specific conditions with appropriate justification of use.
  5. Criticise the influencing factors by autonomously synthesising the information relative to exercise for health.

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

Module code: ER702X

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: 2500 word proposal of an exercise or activity intervention for a target population. Preparation for the proposal will be supported by formative feedback of an oral presentation of the proposals

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 11 half-days

Module dates:*

  • 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 1, 8, 15 December 2017

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

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

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