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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 Weeks of Study, 2 - 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Intro to the Course & Module 1: Just Keep Moving - Why physical activity and exercise are important

This module will introduce you to concepts of physical activity and exercise. It will share some important information on the benefits of physical activity with you and also identify ways that you can assess your own physical activity levels. We'll also ask you to reflect on your own activity level and ask you to consider if you think you should modify your activity level. We've prepared a great module for you. We have an interesting lecture by Physiotherapist Agnes Makowski, an entertaining video, and some questionnaires for you to complete. We've also prepared a link to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines which we hope you find informative. Lastly, we'll end with a quiz. We hope you enjoy it and as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post them to the discussion board. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
Video3 videos
Welcome! A brief video from your module coach, Euson1m
Why is Physical Activity Important?24m
Reading6 readings
Welcome!10m
Pre-Course Quiz1m
Review the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines10m
Video of 23 and 1/2 hours10m
Are you ready?5m
Outline your Physical Activity Plan over the next 4 weeks
Quiz4 practice exercises
Pre-Course Quiz10m
Scavenger Hunt: Look for answers to these questions inside the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines15m
Reflective Quiz on Physical Activity Guidelines and Monitors10m
Module 1 Quiz14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Managing your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise Module 2: Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease

Welcome to Module 2! Cardiovascular Disease is one of the most frequent diseases among Canadians. There are many risk factors for CV disease and Inactivity is one of the important ones. In this module you will be guided to do a couple of things. We will ask you to take a risk assessment by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada self test. Then, you will meet Debbie Childerhose who is a physiotherapist and an expert in Cardiovascular disease. We will direct you to watch a video on the importance of exercise and ask you to reflect on your risk factors and any lifestyle or behaviour changes you might consider making. We will share some additional resources with you and then you will be directed to take the quiz for the module. We hope you enjoy this module!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease9m
Reading3 readings
What's your risk?30m
Exercise is important. You can do it!3m
Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Managing your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise Module 3: Exercise and Osteoporosis

Welcome to Module 3! In this module you will be guided to do a couple of things. First, we want you to reflect if you are doing enough exercise to meet the Osteoporosis Canada recommendations for the amount of exercise people with osteoporosis should do. Next, we’ll suggest that you do a Calculate your calcium intake online survey. This will give you an idea if you are getting enough calcium in your diet and they’ll make some suggestions for you. Next, you’ll get to meet Dr. Judi Laprade who has prepared a lecture for us on osteoporosis and exercise. The 4th component will direct you to watch videos on how to safely do everyday activities. We’ll share some additional resources with you and then you will be directed to take the quiz for the module. We hope you enjoy this module!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Osteoporosis & Exercise12m
Reading5 readings
Osteoporosis Exercise Guidelines10m
Calcium intake10m
Read more about calcium intake10m
Watch 3 Videos15m
Interested in Learning More?20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Managing your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise Module 4: Exercise and Cancer

Welcome to Module 4. In this module you will be asked to reflect on your potential experience of knowing someone who might have had cancer and how they incorporated exercise into their journey. You’ll get to meet Kristen McDonnell who is our guest lecturer for this session. Next, we’ll ask you to watch a video by Dr. Mike Evans on cancer related Fatigue, then we will guide you into reading some additional information about cancer and physical activity from the Canadian cancer Society. Lastly, you’ll need to take the quiz if you’d like to qualify for the certificate for this MOOC....
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Exercise and Cancer13m
Reading2 readings
Cancer Related Fatigue10m
Cancer and Physical Activity10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

Instructors

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Dina Brooks, PhD, PT

Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
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Brenda Mori, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Director of Clinical Education & Community Affairs
Department of Physical Therapy
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Euson Yeung, PhD, PT

Lecturer
Department of Physical Therapy

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