HDPE 506: EXERCISE AND CHRONIC DISEASE-spring, 2009

Dr. Craig Stewart

MH PEC 121A

cstewart@montana.edu

OFFICE HOURS : Tu & Thur 11:00 - 1:00 (or by confirmed appointment)

The objectives of this class is to provide graduate students in Health & Human Development with knowledge and understanding in the areas of:

  • foundations of physical activity & exercise program development for individuals with chronic conditions such as
    diabetes; obesity; various cardiovascular conditions; neurological disorders; neuromuscular diseases & conditions; etc.
  • common medications and potential considerations (side effects) related to involvement in physical activitiy
  • psychological and emotional considerations when working with clients
  • common measures of assessment and perscription of adaped physical activity programs

READINGS (texts);

While there is no specific text required, there will be extensive readings and literature examination throughout the semester.

CLASS FORMAT:

The class will be run in a lecture / seminar fashion, in which Dr. Stewart will combine traditional lectures about specific topics with professional student presentations and guest lectures. Students are expected to attend and engage in all meetings.

Evaluation:
20%- Class Participation& Home Work assignments

50% - Professional Presentations (4 each) <oral & hard copy >

  • 30-45 minutes; 10-15 minutes for questions/discussion
    use of text Chapter for foundation
    suppliment with 6-10 additional resources (in APA format)
    POWER POINT TECHNOLOGY
  • accompanied with a hard copy for all-
    (mine to me the Friday prior to your presentation
    )
    • Power Point Handouts <3 to page>
    • extensive vocabulary list with definitions
    • at least 10 multiple choice questions (with KEY)
    • three (3) discussion questions (with key)
    • APA reference section

REQUIRED TOPICS PRESENTATIONS 1 & 2: (2 EACH)

1. ASTHMA
6. PARKINSON'S DISEASE
2. CANCER
7. CEREBRAL PALSY/EPILEPSY
3. OSTEOPOROSIS /FRAILITY
8. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS & ALS
4. STROKE & BRAIN INJURY
9. SPINAL CORD INJURY
5. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
10. HYPERTENSION & ANEURYSMS

STUDENT CHOICE FOR #3 FROM:

1. MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
7. MENTAL RETARDATION
2. ARTHRITIS
8. ANEMIA & CLOTTING DISORDERS
3. LOWER BACK PAIN
9. AIDS
4. FIBROMYLAGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
6. GENERAL PULMONARY DISEASES & ISSUES
5. GENERAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES & ISSUES
 

STUDENT FREE CHOICE FOR PRESENTATION #4:

FINAL EXAM- 25%
week of
topic
assignment
Jan 15 Course introduction & expectations  
Jan 20-22 Exercise & Chronic Disease the Basics  
Jan 27-29 Diabetes & exercise  
Feb 3-5 Cardiovascular Diseases & exercise  
Feb 10-12 Obesity & exercise  
Feb 17-19    
Feb 24-26    
Mar 3-5    
Mar 10-12    
Mar 17-19
SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK
Mar 24-26    
April 7-9    
April 14-16    
April 21-23    
April 28-30    
May FINAL EXAM WEEK