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Credits: 3.0

The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the topics related to the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and additional health-related outcomes according to the most current literature. Students will become aware of all aspects of physical activity epidemiology, including the different methods to measure physical activity, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each, and understanding the analysis of physical activity data and research. In addition, this class will cover the physiology and mechanisms through which physical activity and exercise may affect the primary and secondary prevention and/or treatment of various health conditions, and will examine the risks and benefits associated with physical activity participation.

Recent and Upcoming Instructors

Christopher E. Kline