HWE420: Wellness for Special Populations

HWE420 Week 4 – Discussion

Week 4 – Discussion

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 General Principles of Exercise Prescription for Apparently Healthy Adults 

For this discussion, you will focus on apparently healthy adults and examine general principles of exercise prescription. This will provide you with a strong basis prior to examining populations with chronic disease and health conditions in your final week.

After studying Chapter 6 of your course text and the required resources, address the following elements:

  • Analyze the purpose and FITT-VP principles of exercise prescription. Provide an example of each of the FITT-VP principles.
  • Assess factors that must be considered when designing exercise prescriptions to individuals.
  • Select two of these identified factors and explain why they must be considered. Examine potential effects, if such considerations are neglected.
  • Appraise the components of an exercise training session (Box 6.1) and each component’s physiological benefit to the exerciser.

Support your work with your course text and at least one additional scholarly source. Your initial posting must have a minimum length of 250 to 300 words.

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