Exercise Testing and Prescription (May 13-14th 2017)

July 24, 2017

Dr. Fiddy Davis’s explains to the audience about the inspiratory capacity of lungs

Mr. Baskaran Chandrasekaran , an ACSM certified exercise physiologist explaining to the attendees about the K5.

Measurement of resting state metabolic activity test   

Mr. Chandrasekaran talks about step test, a field test used to estimate maximal aerobic capacity

An athlete performing a submaximal YMCA test commonly used to determine VO2 max


  • To equip health care professionals with the knowledge on theoretical basis of exercise testing
  • To improve the competency of performing an exercise test

Resource Persons

Dr. Fiddy Davis, PhD

Mr. Baskaran Chandrasekran, MPT, ACSM-EPC

Target Audience

Health care professionals and students interested or working in the area of physiological testing of patients and athletes (Physicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Physiologists, Exercise scientists)

Workshop content

  • Background and introduction to exercise testing
  • Integrated Exercise Physiology
  • Pre-participation screening and risk stratification
  • Ergometer calibration
  • VO2 max estimation and energy expenditure calculations
  • Resting energy metabolism measurement
  • Exercise testing principles, methods and protocols
  • Indirect calorimeter testing demonstration and practice
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Exercise prescription case scenarios and discussion


  • Understand acute physiological responses of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic system to ex
  • Perform a thorough pre-test work up & Candidacy check
  • Administration (General principles, test protocol selection, termination)
  • Knowledge to interpret test results and take cues for a safe and effective program design for cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Designing Exercise Prescription Program