SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER
Detailed Exercise Prescription
Detailed exercise prescription is the referral of patients to exercise programs in which doctors are able to prescribe exercise to those with conditions that benefit from it, such as heart disease, or obesity. Exercise prescription is designed to modulate acute exercise programming variables to create the adaptations desired by the individual or sport. With aerobic exercise prescription, the type of exercise, duration of exercise, frequency, and duration is adjusted. For resistance exercise prescription, the type of exercise, total session volume, rest period, frequency, and intensity are determined. Prescription of stretching and other activities is also commonly seen.