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DPT 734 Principles of Exercise and Health Promotion 1

The curriculum includes two evidence-based Principles of Exercise and Health Promotion courses. This course (1) provides students foundational knowledge in assessment of physical fitness, exercise prescription, and health promotion. Students will learn how to perform a health risk assessment, physical fitness examination, and develop individualized physical activity recommendations. Health and wellness content is introduced including models of health promotion, health behavior coaching, nutritional needs for individuals across the lifespan, sleep hygiene. and stress reduction. An expanded worldview of public health issues and the unique role of physical therapists in positively impacting population health will be highlighted.

Prerequisite: 710,741,713,712,742,718,750,730