EXSC 439

Designing Interdisciplinary Exercise Prescriptions

This course will focus on designing pro-grams intended to improve performance or quality of life with special populations. The student willperform a semester long project designing a complete program for a specific client. The student maychoose an elite athlete or disease model intended to improve performance or health. A backgroundin nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics and neuroscience will help lay the foundation fora well rounded program intended to address all aspects of the individual. Diet, agility, balance,strength, aerobic, anaerobic training, as well as the combination of training effects will be explored.Contraindications to exercise will also be examined as they relate to health.

Prerequisites: Must have completed three of the following: EXSC 301, 328, 329, 336.