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This exercise considerations and program design course for special populations discusses the significance of exercise in both the prevention and intervention of chronic disease. Exercise prescription protocols, and evidence-informed guidance on devising individualized exercise programs will be discussed.

In particular, this course discusses exercise for individuals who have certain cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neurodegenerative diseases and more; it provides understanding of the limitations for various populations and how to modify exercise to meet their needs.  

Special Populations Course Learning Objectives include:

  • Background on potential causes and pathology of chronic conditions
  • Discussion regarding Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Persons with Chronic Conditions 
  • Identification of safe, effective, and efficient exercise for clients with chronic conditions
  • Analysis and implementation of exercise programs for many chronic diseases; including, heart disease (hypertension, dysrhythmias, congestive heart failure), respiratory disease (chronic and restrictive pulmonary disease), metabolic (diabetes, cancer), neurodegenerative (Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis)
  • Exercise protocols within the personal trainers’ scope of practice
  • Examine and integrate a physician’s recommendations into your personal training exercise program for clients
  • Exercise response(s) to an acute bout of exercise
  • Adaptations to training for clients with chronic conditions
  • Prevention of chronic disease through exercise and environmental factors

Presenter: Mike Maziekas


October 12th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   October 13th, 2019 4:30 PM
Hofstra University
Oak Street Center room 123
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States
Fee $ 270.00
Course Credit
Credit 10

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