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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 I (SCI-303)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this 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 self-study course is assessed by a final examination. Major topics include: a variety of physiological disorders and diseases that require special exercise considerations, introduction to clinical exercise and general skills such as examination and interview skills as well as exercise testing and prescribing, individual diseases and their related exercises, endocrinology and metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and exercises as a part of treatment, and scope of each disease, The final examination requires that students 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.

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).