The Exercise Prescription Online Graduate Certificate is comprised of three required courses (9-credits in total) that are offered in the semesters listed below. It is recommended that courses be taken in sequence.
KINS 5507 – Fundamentals of Exercise Prescription (3-credits)
Is an examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription in primary disease prevention. Students will advance their knowledge in the exercise pre-participation health screening and pre-exercise evaluation processes. Students will develop exercise prescriptions for healthy adults and adults with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors and/or special considerations. Students will learn how to adjust an exercise prescription for clients taking common medications that affect the exercise response and learn behavioral strategies to improve exercise adherence. This course is a prerequisite for KINS 5508 and 5595.
KINS 5508 – Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions (3-credits)
An in-depth examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription for individuals living with chronic diseases and health conditions. Students will advance their knowledge in prescribing exercise for special populations that include groups with cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal diseases and conditions across the lifespan, among others.
KINS 5595 – Special Topics in Exercise Prescription (3-credits)
An in-depth examination and application of the principles of exercise prescription for healthy populations with special considerations, and unique circumstances under which people exercise related to both athletic and clinical populations. Students will advance their knowledge in prescribing exercise for healthy populations with special populations such as children and older adults, populations with unique considerations such as the spinal cord injured and amputee athletes, and unique exercise circumstances such as environmental considerations and wearable technologies, among others.