Clinical Skills Lab

Course Code: ESCI 5555

Academic Year: 2024-2025

In this lab based, practical course, students work on developing a wide range of exercise science laboratory skills and also apply their theoretical knowledge in the interpretation of test data. Students are required to select and administer fitness assessment protocols and evaluation techniques appropriate for healthy adults and specific patient populations. The prognostic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications of exercise testing are examined. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines are followed in order to assist students with preparation for the ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist or Clinical Exercise Specialist and/or Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certifications. It will also help prepare students to challenge the registered kinesiologist (rKIN) entry-to-practice exam.