The unit investigates pulmonary rehabilitation, different methods to assess exercise capacity and prescribe training for pulmonary conditions (including in diverse settings, via Telehealth, and educational programs) and considerations associated with clients using supplemental oxygen, and exercise. 

Unit details

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise exercise assessment and prescription in diverse pulmonary rehabilitation settings in order to deliver care to pulmonary/respiratory clientele in a multidisciplinary care environment;  
  2. Determine various methods to assess exercise capacity and prescribe appropriate training for pulmonary conditions, with consideration for the monitoring and special care needs of clients using oxygen supplementation; and,  
  3. Integrate theoretical knowledge into their practical skills for the purpose of prescribing theoretically and practically sound exercise programs for people with pulmonary conditions and their complex care needs.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test A case-study based online test of pulmonary client monitoring/care and exercise considerations Pass/Fail
Performance Practical assessment of lung function testing and results interpretation Pass/Fail
Hurdle: To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must receive a pass in all assessments.

Required reading

Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th edn.
Ehrman, J.K., Gordon, P.M., Visich, P.S & Keteyian, S.J. (2019).
Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.

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