GRAD > EHS > 620
This course focuses on exercise and physical activity in children and adolescents. Topics include physiological and psychosocial differences in pediatrics with regards to effects of maturation, growth and puberty on the fitness components (body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility), normal exercise responses, and exercise training adaptations. A special emphasis will also be on clinical pediatric health issues (ie. asthma, diabetes, cancer, congenital heart disease, obesity) and on public health policies and national recommendations for children and adolescents including (but not limited to) physical activity, physical education, nutritional intake, school wellness policies, and community wellness programs.