DPT 711 Applied Exercise Physiology

A study of the effect of physical activity on human physiology with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and endocrine systems, including the acute and chronic adaptations associated with physical activity. Modes of exercise, environmental considerations, and selected clinical populations are also covered in this course. Additional content includes instruction designed to integrate the development, implementation, and evaluation of basic therapeutic exercise commonly used in physical therapy practice, as well as the administration of physical, thermal and mechanical interventions consistent with patient diagnosis and prognosis.

Three semester hours.