Week 5 – Final Project Due: Case Study

Case Study

The Final Project will be a case study on Jon, a 50-year-old male who has decided to begin an exercise program consisting of aerobic and anaerobic activities. Jon’s goal is to lose weight and decrease his risk factors for chronic disease (i.e., high cholesterol and high blood pressure). Read Chapters 13, 14, 17, and 18 in your course text as well as the “The Basics of Personal Training for Adults” article and watch this week’s required video presentations. Then read the case study and create a PowerPoint Presentation addressing each of the elements in the assignment.

Jon, a 50-year-old male, recently visited his physician for his yearly physical. After passing an exercise stress test, Jon’s doctor recommended he begin a regular exercise program to improve his health status. Jon is 20 lbs. overweight, has high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. After meeting with a clinical exercise physiologist, he has decided to incorporate 30 minutes of aerobic exercise into his day five days a week, and 30 minutes of strength training three days a week.

Create a PowerPoint presentation in which you discuss the adaptations Jon’s cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular systems will go through as he ventures through his new exercise program. In your presentation

  • Briefly explain the four components of exercise training.
  • Analyze the importance of Jon’s dietary choices related to exercise performance. In your analysis, address the role and function of the following micro and macronutrients:
    • Carbohydrates
    • Lipids
    • Proteins
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Water
  • Then, explain the following:
    • How energy transfer occurs in the human body during aerobic exercise
    • The adaptations that occur in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems with aerobic training
    • The adaptations that occur within the human body with resistance training
  • Explain Jon’s acute and chronic physiological responses that will occur in his cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neuromuscular systems.
  • Explain how regular exercise can decrease Jon’s risk of morbidity and mortality.

Creating the Final Project

The Final Project:

  1. Must be a minimum of 15 PowerPoint slides in length and formatted according to APA style
  2. Must include a title slide with the following:
    1. Title of presentation
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must use at least six scholarly sources: one must be the course text, and at least three must be scholarly articles
  4. University Library. The remaining sources can come scholarly websites.
  5. Must document all sources in APA style
  6. Must include a separate reference slide that is formatted according to APA style
  7. Must include detailed speaker notes for each slide.
  8. Must incorporate relevant graphics (e.g., images and charts). Remember to cite all images taken from an online source. Creative Commons and Flickrare great websites for open source images.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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