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KINE 4309

Exercise and Aging

Three semester hours.

This course addresses current theories of biological aging, the physiological alterations associated with age and chronic disease, and benefits of physical activity and exercise in the aging process. It examines the physiological, psychological and socio-economic issues affecting fitness levels of older adults. It explores how to screen and assess health status and fitness level in order to develop exercise recommendations. Further exploration will include the basic pathophysiology of common age-related diseases/conditions and appropriate exercise tests and programs for older adults with diseases/conditions. Prerequisite: KINE 3300.



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