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Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Trinity College Dublin via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Nutrition & Wellness
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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Overview

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In the last few decades physical exercise has become well established as a tool to prevent and treat disease. Perceptions within the healthcare sector of exercise and its prescription as a treatment have changed dramatically in recent years.

On this course learn about the evolution of exercise prescription and its use today. Discover evidence for the role of exercise in the treatment of a variety of clinical populations including people with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, paediatric conditions and cancer.

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.

Taught by

Aine Kelly and Cuisle Forde

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Margaret D
4.0 2 years ago
by Margaret completed this course.
This course is designed for health professionals who know that exercise is important for health but may not be familiar with the specifics or the evidence base. Both are covered well - looking at a variety of conditions, from the obvious, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes where exercise is a standard treatment, to ones like respiratory disease and cancer where exercise is often avoided.

Lay people with an interest in using exercise to improve their own health or that or their family could easily follow the course although some of the language was quite technical.

Numerous links were provided, perhaps too many and it might have been better to highlight the more important ones for non-specialists.

Overall a good introduction to a complex and important topic. The takeaway message is that appropriate exercise can benefit everybody so what are you waiting for? Get started.
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