Course Description

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.

Faculty

Steve Tepper
PT, PhD, FAPTA

President of Rehab Essentials

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Faculty

Reed Humphrey
PT, PhD

Directs the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montana

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Faculty

Jennifer Gamboa
PT, DPT, OCS

President of Body Dynamics – a multi-disciplinary physical therapy and wellness center and FitTest Solutions – software for annual PT examination/intervention

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Course Description

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.

Objectives

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish the economic burden of managing chronic disease at a population level and an individual perspective.
  • Evaluate the relationship between the 6 most common chronic conditions that impact the global health economy and other determinants of health (such as, social, economic, behavioral, clinical, and environmental).
  • Distinguish the differences between the three foundational frameworks for population health management.
  • Evaluate the utility of the three foundational frameworks for population health management.
  • Judge the results and impact of at least three contemporary population/public health campaigns.
  • Using the social-ecological framework, design a workplace wellness program for a sample company that has the following characteristics:
    • Recommends specific policy, community, and individual level interventions.
    • Proposes a specific implementation budget.
    • Predicts a 3-year return on investment of at least 2 to 1.
  • Analyze the influence of contemporary understanding of value on population health management.
  • Compare the definition of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention for health promotion
  • Articulate the role of various prevention strategies in delivering value-based care.
  • Distinguish among provider health literacy, expertise, and scope of practice for screening, intervening, or referring for adverse health behaviors.
  • Evaluate evidence-based health literacy education for eight key health behaviors (including biometric tracking competency; management of sleep, stress, and loneliness; tobacco cessation and moderation in alcohol consumption; physical activity guidelines; and nutrient dense nutrition guidelines).
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