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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FTNS 154 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

5 credits
Students are introduced to conditions, dysfunctions, and diseases common in special populations, such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Also covered are the effects of these conditions on clientele and training variables and how to alter program design for clients with these various conditions.

Prerequisites: FTNS 152  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define conditions, dysfunctions and diseases common in special populations of fitness clients
  • Describe how these conditions affect the acute training variables within an exercise program
  • Screen individuals and stratify their risk according to the guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Alter program design for clients with various conditions

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50