PT 664: 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. 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.