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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Clinical Exercise Physiology II (SCI-304)


Varies (self study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the pathophysiology of the diseases covered in the course; select exercises for patients based on their clinical considerations; evaluate patients' medical history and apply when formulating exercise prescriptions; conduct a graded exercise test and prescribe exercises for all people, both healthy and those with clinical and/or medical diseases; provide an exercise prescription and exercise training regimen specific to patients' individual needs; and recommend exercise training to people of special populations with the consideration of their individual needs.


This is a self-study course assessed by a final examination. It covers a variety of physiological disorders and diseases that require special exercise considerations. Major topics include: respiratory diseases and the exercises that patients can perform to maintain or gain back their health, immune-related diseases such as cancer, clinical considerations, pathophysiology, and exercise training, disorders of bone and joints, as well as select neuromuscular disorders, special populations, including children, older adults, people with clinical depression, and people with intellectual disabilities. Within each topic, clinical considerations are factored in and the exercise training is described. The final examination requires students to read a series of case studies and respond to questions on each one in paragraph form in order to demonstrate mastery of the materials. Recommended Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology (SCI-201) or equivalent. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, or Exercise Science (1/15) (1/20 revalidation).