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Springfield, Massachusetts


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PHTH 640

Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice III - Health Promotion, Wellness and Exercise Principles

The purpose of this course is to prepare health professionals as leaders in the field of health promotion and wellness. Students will learn the need for, and barriers to disease prevention and health promotion, and examine factors that influence personal health decisions. Preventive interventions directed at an individual level (clinical settings) and population level (community settings) will be explored. Students will learn the basic physiological principles and prescription of exercise and the administration of conditioning programs, for individuals across the lifespan, of differing health status, and occupational status. Basic nutrition principles for health and wellness will be discussed

Units: 2.0