Physical Activity Counseling and Exercise Prescription in Health Care

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent St., Sudbury

Open to all health care professionals and students enrolled in health and exercise sciences.

Overview: The Exercise Vital Sign (EVS) is the most important vital sign you need to monitor with the majority of patients seen in primary care today. Learn the evidence for exercise as medicine in primary care, how to efficiently integrate the EVS into daily practice, and to provide exercise counseling and prescription for your patients to prevent, manage and treat chronic disease.

Learning objectives:
1. Discuss the health benefi ts and safety of regular exercise with patients.
2. Integrate physical activity assessment as part of periodic health evaluation.
3. Provide exercise counseling and prescription as part of routine patient care.
4. Utilize a motivational counseling framework for health behaviour change.
5. Monitor aerobic exercise intensity and teach how to perform basic resistance exercise.

What if there was one prescription that could prevent and treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity?
Would you prescribe it to your patients? Certainly.

Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, Exercise is Medicine® Task Force Chairman.

Registration due: Friday, September 15, 2017.

Fee: $50. Student discount available upon registration.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 7 Mainpro+ credits

Expert facilitator:

  • Dr. Paul Oh MD, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute / University Health Network, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto


Local facilitators:

  • Lynn Kabaroff Registered Kinesiologist, MHK, Past-President College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, Professor Physical Fitness Management Program, Cambrian College
  • Heather Westaway Registered Kinesiologist, MSc.MedEd, Manager of Faculty Affairs and Continuing Education and Professional Development, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Michelle Laurence Registered Kinesiologist, MHK, Laboratory Instructor, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University