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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS)
Physical Activity: Physiology and Epidemiology
Phys Activity:Physiology & Epi
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EXNS 2111


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EXSC 6208 - PhysActivity:Phys&Epidemiol
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Introduction to health issues resulting from physical inactivity (or disuse). Basic principles of energy metabolism and both basic and leading edge methods for physical activity assessment. Topics include major physiological systems' adaptation to exercise training and to de-training and how this adaptation may vary by age and sex; the relationship between disuse and major chronic diseases across the age spectrum; and individual and community-based intervention strategies to modify behavior and ameliorate the putative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Study of the role of the built environment as an environmental “toxin” using the basic principles of environmental health risk assessment.
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of selected chronic disease processes. 2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of physical activity in the health and function of the general population. 3. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various physiological and psychosocial mechanisms that mediate the relation between physical inactivity and chronic disease morbidity and mortality. 4. Students will apply various theories of social and behavioral change in patterns of physical activity adoption and maintenance. 5. Students will demonstrate skills in the design of physical activity interventions that are consistent with these social and behavioral theories. 6. Students will demonstrate skills in physical activity assessment using state-of-the-art technology. 7. Students will apply epidemiological methods to develop and test hypotheses pertaining to physical activity and health and disease outcomes at the population level. 8. Students will design and evaluate interventions for improving physical activity at the community level. 9. Students will appreciate the role of public health policy in altering physical activity patterns at the community level. 10. Students will integrate the science and practice of exercise science and public health in promoting an active lifestyle in the workplace, the school system, and within the community.
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