Course Description

Wellness and Health Promotion

This course is designed to incorporate evidence based practice and utilization of the aforementioned coursework for the management of clients in the area of wellness and health promotion.

Faculty

Jennifer Gamboa
PT, DPT, OCS

President of Body Dynamics – a multi-disciplinary physical therapy and wellness center and FitTest Solutions – software for annual PT examination/intervention

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Course Description

This course is designed to incorporate evidence based practice and utilization of the aforementioned coursework for the management of clients in the area of wellness and health promotion.  Focus will be on: 1) prevention or reduction of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases, 2) benefits of routine physical activity, and 3) basics of nutrition.  Incorporation of best evidence for both tests and measures and interventions will be examined.  Patient/clients will be viewed with legal/ethical, pharmacological, imaging, medical screening, business and coding implications.  Interventions will be examined in contemporary and future, professional clinical practice.  Clinical reasoning and decision making will be fostered through multiple case studies.

Objectives
  • Utilize common websites/tools for predicting the likelihood of disease in your client/patient.
  • Describe the prevalence and other important health trends associated with metabolic disease across differing gender and ethnic groups.
  • Describe the association of metabolic risk factors for chronic disease risk, with particular reference to vascular disease and diabetes.
  • Evaluate the evidence for exercise and nutritional strategies in the prevention or remediation of disease risk.
  • Identify and evaluate practical objective clinical approaches (utilizing spreadsheets) in the assessment of exercise endurance, ABI, body mass and composition to optimize patient/client outcomes at risk for or diagnosed with metabolic disease.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a simulated prevention and wellness program, including screening and health promotion for individuals who are at risk for development of cardiovascular/pulmonary and musculoskeletal impairment(s)/ dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize signs/symptoms of contraindication and termination points for activity or exercise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to educate patients or other individuals, groups, or communities on health promotion, prevention, and wellness by providing information on impairments, disease, disability, and health risks related to age, gender, culture, and lifestyle.
  • Incorporate the concepts of self-responsibility in wellness and health promotion.
  • Propose procedures for monitoring effects of health promotion prevention, or wellness programs.
  • Perform:
    • body mass index
    • a walk velocity test
    • six minute walk test
    • ½ mile walk test for obese women
    • 1 mile walk/walk-run/jog test

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10 Contact Hours

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