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Obesity & Exercise

Program:

Ms Exercise  & Health

Obesity and exercise course 505

Semester:

A

Course Code:

505

Main Instructor:

Other Instructors:

 

 

Ioannis G. Fatouros

Athanasios Z. Jamurtas, Antonios Kambas, Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, Alexandra Avloniti, Chariklia Deli, Kalliopi Georgakouli

 

Introduction

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand:

  • obesity’s aetiology, epidemiology and contributing factors.
  • theproceduresusedforassessment.

  • the economic burden of obesity.

  • the factors that affect an active or sedentary life style.

  • The clinical implications of obesity.

  • How to design a physical activity and/or exercise program for the treatment of obesity.

  • The effectiveness of physical activity, diet and their combination as well as other types of treatments of obesity.

  • The policies developed to combat obesity for public health.

Key Learning Outcomes and Skills

 

Bibliography

  • Bouchard C, Katzamarzyk PT. Physical Activity and Obesity, 2nd ed. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, USA, 2010.
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Obesity: Prevention and Treatment, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2012.
  • Andersen RE. Obesity Etiology, Assessment and Treatment. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, USA, 2003.
  • Durstine JL, Moore G, Painter P, Roberts ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities,3rd ed., Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, USA, 2016.
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2013.
  • Sauberlich HE. Assessment of Nutritional Status, 2nd ed. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 1999.