The learning for this unit focuses on exercise assessments and interventions for neurological conditions; this being a core knowledge and skills category requirement for graduates seeking professional accreditation with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
This unit will give students information on relevant pathophysiology, and the application of exercise methods for clientele with a range of neurological pathologies. The unit will cover the exercise assessment and exercise prescription for a range of neurological conditions including (but not limited to): Stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's disease, and neuromuscular diseases i.e., dementia and muscular dystrophy.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):