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EX 309 Exercise for Special Populations: 3 semester hours

The course is offered to introduce students to the concepts of special populations in exercise and human performance. Special populations include but are not limited to: older adults, children, obesity, diabetes, CVD, cancer, multiple sclerosis, COPD, arthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries. Basic principles of exercise programming for optimal health will be reviewed. Evidence-based, advanced programming for population-specific considerations will be discussed and applied. It is vital for Human and Sport Performance Coaches, Athletic Trainers, and Exercise Science professionals have a full understanding of how to utilize effective exercise programs in specialized conditions. Prerequisite: EX 101.