Clinical Exercise Science  book cover
1st Edition

Clinical Exercise Science

ISBN 9780415708418
Published February 17, 2016 by Routledge
336 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
SAVE $17.99
was $59.95
USD $41.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Clinical Exercise Science is an introduction to core principles and best practice in exercise science for students and practitioners working with clinical populations. Combining the latest scientific research with evidence-based, practitioner-led analysis, the book offers integrated coverage of the full clinical exercise curriculum, including:

  • Pathophysiology of exercise and disease
  • Exercise as a clinical intervention
  • Exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle
  • Health behaviour change
  • Clinical skills in exercise science

The book covers a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, metabolic disease and mental health problems, and includes an array of useful features to guide student learning, such as case studies, study tasks, definitions of key terms and suggestions for further reading. With contributions from leading researchers and health practitioners, this is an invaluable foundation text for any clinical exercise science course, and useful reading for any student or practitioner working in exercise science, exercise rehabilitation, health science or physical therapy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation 3. Physical Activity for Chronic Respiratory Disease 4. Physical Activity for Type II Diabetes 5. Physical Activity for Mental Health 6. Physical Activity for Cancer 7. Physical Activity after Stroke 8. Exercise for Long Term Neurological Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease 9. Physical Activity for Osteoarthritis 10. Pre-operative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Prehabilitation 11. Influencing Health Behaviour: Applying Theory to Practice 12. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Activity Promotion 13. Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Health Care and the Community 14. Evaluating Stealth Motivation Interventions to Promote Exercise Referral Scheme Engagement and Adherence

View More



Andrew Scott is Course Leader for the MSc in Clinical Exercise Science and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth, UK

Christopher Gidlow is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University, UK