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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part III: Exercise Assessment and Prescription

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Part III: Exercise Assessment and Prescription     $89.85

This lecture is part of the following course:
Assessment of Exercise Tolerance for Development of Safe Exercise Prescription


This course provides the learner with information for performing an exercise assessment on patients with any diagnosis to assess for exercise tolerance impairments in order to develop appropriate exercise prescriptions. Exercise testing protocols, as well as interpretation of exercise testing, are discussed, as well as the components of an exercise prescription. Factors to consider to assist in improving exercise compliance, as well as individualizing exercise prescriptions for complex patients, are presented. Cases of complex patients are discussed as well.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 3.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe 8 exercise testing protocols and modalities for exercise assessment;
  2. Compare/contrast the benefits and disadvantages of exercise testing;
  3. Identify safety measures for performing 8 types of exercise tests;
  4. Interpret exercise test results from case studies;
  5. Define the 4 components of an exercise prescription;
  6. Identify factors to consider for improving compliance with exercise; and
  7. Develop exercise prescriptions for case studies.
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