Making the Most of Wearable Technology

Tuition: $79

Hours: 4


Course Description

This four hour course introduces concepts in the use of commercially available wearable technology by healthcare providers to improve the health and wellness of their clients.  Modules one and two cover the theory, science and practical application of wearable technology for sleep and exercise form the majority of the course content.  Module three introduces other uses of wearables, including a scoping review of future directions in the field.


The learner’s time spent studying and participating in the course is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner must receive a score of 80% of the total possible points and log at least four hours to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.


1) Introduction to wearable technology and the Free Energy Principle.  Introduction to sleep physiology.

2) Evaluation of sleep with wearable technology

3) Exercise as a vital sign

4) Future directions in the use of wearable technology in healthcare


1) Become familiar with the Free Energy Principle

2) Define the sleep stages

3) Understand the strengths and limitations in current sleep technology

4) Describe methods of assessing physical activity levels in patients

5) Identify appropriate exercise guidelines for specific diagnoses

6) Analyze cardiorespiratory fitness data in relation to all cause mortality risk


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.