This unit of study explores the relationship between regular physical activity (or lack thereof) and the incidence and severity of lifestyle related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, lung disease osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. It considers the risk factors for the development of these diseases and how these can be modified by exercise. The practical component will explore screening tools for various diseases and considerations for exercise testing and prescription in clinical populations. The unit is ideal preparation for the Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation to become an Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited Exercise Physiologist.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):