Problems in Exercise Prescription

Problems in Exercise Prescription
Applying knowledge of human physiology in developing appropriate exercise programs for individuals with a variety of needs and fitness levels; using the powerful effects of exercise to improve health, enhance enjoyment of life, and achieve the winning edge.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEXSC 463
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 468
Course Outcomes

Preparticipation Screening

Conduct preparticipation screening to minimize the risk in exercise prescription.


Select appropriate cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility assessments to tailor exercise prescription and provide personal feedback during goal attainment.

Programs for Healthy Adults

Create a personalized activity or exercise program that will enable an apparently healthy individual to accomplish a specific physical, health, or performance goal.

Adapted Programs

Tailor exercise programs to individuals with controlled chronic disease or musculoskeletal limitations.

Programs for All Ages

Prescribe life-stage-appropriate exercise programs for individuals across the lifespan.


Motivate successful behavior change in others and promote continued progress toward their personal goals.