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Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Over two weeks discover the benefits of exercise in both preventing and treating diseases and enhance your confidence in exercise prescription as a treatment. Learn with physiology and physiotherapy experts Throughout the course there will be an opportunity to engage with researchers, healthcare professionals and exercise prescription experts from the Discipline of Physiotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. Some of the topics we will cover include: 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. You can use the hashtag #FLexercise to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Introduction to exercise prescription and physical activity
  • How does the body respond to physical exercise?
  • The evidence behind exercise prescription
  • Physical activity guidelines
  • Perceptions of exercise prescription
  • Measuring physical activity
  • Exercise for brain health and for the musculoskeletal system
  • Exercise for those with cardiovascular disease and with metabolic disease
  • Exercise for pulmonary disease and across the cancer continuum
  • Exercise across the lifespan

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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Feb 12 (15 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From Trinity College Dublin via FutureLearn
Instructors Aine Kelly, Neil Fleming
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Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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Membership Services Clerk/Group Exercise Instructor $27k

Certified Personal Trainer/ MEND Exercise Leader $32k

Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor $35k

Nurse/Exercise Physiologist $46k

Pilates and group exercise Manager $48k

Program Coordinator of Prescription Advocacy & Referral Services $49k

Team Exercise Specialist Lead $49k

Temporary Exercise Specialist $57k

Exercise Physiologist & Cardiovascular Specialist $63k

Master Exercise Planner $75k

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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Feb 12 (15 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From Trinity College Dublin via FutureLearn
Instructors Aine Kelly, Neil Fleming
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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