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Introduction to the principles and importance of physical activity and therapeutic exercise for physiotherapy practice, with a focus on the practical application of knowledge.
|Paper title||Physical Activity for Physiotherapy Practice|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$703.48|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Teaching staff
Kisner, C. & Colby, L.A. (2012). Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques. 6th edition. Philadelphia: FA Davis Company
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Cultural Understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper the students will be able to:
- Appreciate the role that physical activity and exercise plays in the development, maintenance, restoration and optimisation of health and well-being across the lifespan
- Apply theoretically the principles of safe and effective exercise prescription to selected populations relevant to physiotherapy practice
- Design and deliver physical activity/exercise
interventions to selected populations relevant to physiotherapy practice demonstrating:
- Knowledge of biological adaptations to exercise
- Practical skills in the prescription, teaching, monitoring and progression of exercise
- Utilise person / whānau centred care in exercise prescription and the delivery of exercise interventions