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    This course teaches how to develop an exercise prescription in relation to health implications for normal/special populations related to age, medical condition, and fitness level. Topics include cardiac conditions, diabetes, physical disabilities, HIV and AIDS, asthma, sensory impairments, pregnancy, and program design for children to senior populations. This course is designed as a research-based class with emphasis on designing a step-by-step process to creating individualized exercise programs.

    In this course, students will gain an understanding of the role of exercise in improving health, fitness, function and quality of life in older adults. The current recommendations for cardiovascular, flexibility, resistance, mobility and balance training will be discussed. An emphasis will be given to common health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and frailty.

    This course teaches students how to establish exercise programs/prescriptions, exercise-related goals and objectives, appropriate training modifications, and program evaluation strategies. Additional topics include specifically designing exercise programs based on ACSM guidelines implementing resistance/weight training techniques, flexibility/stretching training, and cardiovascular/aerobic/weight loss plans incorporating the use of walking, running, and commercial cardiovascular machine (treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary/recumbent bikes, etc.) programs.

    This course will look at the changing food environment in the U.S., including Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, changes in the school lunch program, and examines school gardens as well as the organic and green movement. It will discuss the three steps to successful nutrition education and ideas for incorporating nutrition and fitness education into the school day. It will ask participants to think creatively about the best ways to reach kids through positive food, fitness and health behaviors!

    Do you or loved one have pre-diabetes? We all know that we need to exercise and watch what we eat, but until something goes wrong, it’s sometimes hard to commit to. Understanding diabetes will help you take action to reverse or minimize your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Our Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment course will give you practical tools to empower you to take control of your health and share healthy habits with those you love. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have an opportunity to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes!

    Effective Communication in Healthcare is a mini course that provides an understanding of how to communicate effectively and efficiently within a healthcare setting. This course begins by giving an overview of the importance and purpose of effectively communicating within a healthcare setting. It then discusses the skills behind effective communication.

    Ethics and Professionalism is a mini course that provides an understanding of how to successfully display professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior. This course gives an overview of professionalism and ethical standards.

    As a continuation of Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs, this course encompasses a deeper study of designing safe and effective exercise programs for older adults. Going beyond the basic exercise recommendations for this population, students will, by the end of this course, be able to design an appropriate fitness regimen taking into consideration critical information such as a client’s age, gender, health history, current health conditions and exercise history.

    Factors and Complications is a mini course that provides an understanding of the factors and complications that are associated with blood collection. This course gives an overview of the factors that influence the ability to perform venipuncture successfully and the complications associated with collecting blood.

    Factors Involved in Venipuncture is a mini course that provides an understanding of the factors involved in venipuncture or skin puncture site selection. This course gives an overview of adequate and inadequate veins for phlebotomy.

    This course is designed for students to gain an understanding of the musculoskeletal and functional anatomy of the female pelvis, including the reproductive system, the hormonal/endocrine system and key muscles of the Pelvic Pyramid™. Emphasis is placed on joint range of motion (ROM), bone density, hip stability, mobility and the pelvic floor muscles (PFM).

    Many accidents and injuries can occur in the workplace. Having a workplace first-aid program minimizes these risks by giving the injured or sick person some basic treatment until professional emergency medical service personnel can arrive. This course IS NOT designed to be a primary or introductory lesson on first-aid and emergency response; rather it is intended to provide refresher training to workers who have already attended an initial first-aid training program.