Exercise is Medicine
0.5 Credit - Fall/Winter

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course will examine the evidence related to how regular physical activity benefits health and influences key chronic conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mental health. A focus will be placed on the pathophysiology, mechanisms of exercise as medicine, exercise prescription, and contraindications to exercise. The course will culminate with the importance of regular physical activity in public health and potential medical prescription. (Cross-listed as HE435.)

Additional Course Information
(KP221 or HN210) and (KP222 or HN220) and 4th year of HE or KP Honours Program.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revision May 8, 2017: KP435 Cross-listing, description, prerequisite and exclusion changed; effective September 1, 2017.