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WELL 12 — Exercise as Preventive Medicine

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 9—Mar 13
Time: 4:00—5:15 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 11
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $390
Instructor(s): Dan Tripps
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on January 16 and February 20
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
4:00—5:15 pm (PT)
Jan 9—Mar 13
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 11
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Dan Tripps
Please Note: No class on January 16 and February 20
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Elite athletes often use data to maximize performance—seeking to understand details of their physiological capacity in order to design training programs specific to their desired goal. But almost anyone—regardless of their fitness level—can benefit from understanding precision exercise. Not only can it help enhance your athletic performance, but it can also play a crucial role in preventing or mitigating cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.

This course guides you through the fundamental components of precision needed for using exercise as preventive medicine. It begins with a basic primer in exercise physiology to help you understand why, when, and how movement is fueled aerobically and anaerobically, and it presents the key planning elements for precision exercise: individuality, specificity, overload, periodization, and regression. The course facilitates personal choices to balance dietary desires with nutritional requirements and exercise interests and goals, plus explains the significant value of rest. The course concludes by demonstrating the dosage-effect relationship of exercise derived when intensity (heart rate) and volume (length of time) are calculated for your targeted disease management outcomes and controlled for your physiological capacity, and by showing you how to make these calculations for a long-term, health-centered, precision exercise engagement.

Former Director of the Center for the Study of Sport and Exercise, Seattle University

Dan Tripps's research and teaching focus on biomechanics, physiology, and psychology of performance. He helped establish a lifestyle medicine clinic in Seattle and was chief science officer for Medicine in Motion, a medical technology company he helped launch. Tripps received a PhD from the University of Oregon and an MA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.