Course Catalog

UGRD > EHS > 480

Clinical Exercise Physiology

This course examines the topic of exercise and cardiovascular health. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding basic cardiovascular pathophysiology and learning how various lifestyle habits influence the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). Students will be introduced to various options for treating individuals with CAD including comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs. The principles of performing various diagnostic exercise stress tests, such as those used to screen individuals with known or suspected CAD will be covered. Other topics include the theory and practice of using medical health history questionnaires and diagnostic exercise testing to evaluate individuals prior to participating in a medically supervised or non-medically supervised exercise program. Student swill be introduced to other topics related to clinical exercise physiology such as electrocardiography, pharmacology, and metabolic calculations.

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