Over recent years, the full health benefits of exercise have become well established. Perceptions within the healthcare sector of exercise and its prescription as a treatment have also changed dramatically.
On this Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease at FutureLearn, you’ll explore the evolution of exercise prescription. You’ll learn about the role of exercise in the treatment of a variety of clinical populations including those with cardiovascular disease, paediatric conditions and cancer.
You’ll also consider the connection between exercise and mental health improvements.
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Week 1: Explore research on the benefits of physical activity; the evidence that has informed exercise prescription guidelines and safety considerations.
Week 2: Learn how physiological adaptations to exercise translate to improved health outcomes and the evidence that supports exercise prescription in several common clinical populations.
- 14 days
- 4 hrs/week
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
This course is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to broaden their understanding of exercise prescription and physical activity as a tool to prevent and treat disease.
No previous experience or qualifications are required.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 14 days.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 14 days.
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- Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
- A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible
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