A survey course that examines exercise programming considerations for healthy populations and those with special medical considerations. Review of the physiological and biomechanical concerns of various populations will be discussed and applied to the exercise environment. Exercise program design for exercisers with known cardiopulmonary, metabolic and auto-immune diseases will be discussed. Gender differences will be evaluated and exercise guidelines for youth, seniors and pregnant exercisers will be examined. Fitness assessments that are appropriate for various populations will be highlighted.