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Client-Centered Exercise Prescription Online CE Course-3rd Edition

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription Online CE Course-3rd Edition

$139.00 USD

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    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online: Learning Objectives
    • Suggest client support based on client profiling (learning styles and personality styles).
    • Describe the role and provide examples of extrinsic motivation and apply motivational techniques that will reinforce intrinsic change to healthy behaviors.
    • Explain the principle that exercise modifications and functional progressions personalize the prescription.
    • Select a cardiovascular exercise mode and test protocol that are suitable for your client’s age, sex, anticipated mode of exercise, and health and fitness status.
    • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, and sources of measurement error of laboratory and field-based body composition assessment tools.
    • Select and identify the objectives of appropriate assessments of your client’s muscle balance.
    • Identify the resistance training methods that will meet your client’s needs, time constraints, experience, motivation, and level of condition.
    Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition CE Course combines the science and art of individualized exercise prescription. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and skills to perform activity counseling, design programs, modify exercise, demonstrate exercise, incorporate functionally integrated exercise, prevent injuries, and perform follow-up monitoring for clients with a variety of abilities. Seven models present the skills involved in counseling, prescription, and working with clients. Each model serves as a menu of options for each decision in the prescription process. The client-centered approach covers these areas:
    • Activity counseling
    • Musculoskeletal exercise design
    • Exercise demonstration
    • Cardiovascular exercise prescription
    • Resistance training prescription
    • Muscle balance and flexibility prescription
    • Weight management prescription
    The accompanying text, Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, offers simulated initial interviews with clients, case studies, exercise prescription worksheets, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. Students also gain access to more than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients. Expansive information on exercise prescription for aging adults also offers specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic

    Using reliable field tests, nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, both current and future professionals will be able to help clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain an active lifestyle.


    A continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists working with a variety of clients.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Foundations of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
    Chapter 1. Activity Counseling Model
    Client-Centered Approach
    Step 1: Establish Rapport
    Step 2: Gather Information
    Step 3: Establish Strategies for Change
    Chapter 2. Client-Centered Motivational Strategies
    Stages of Change
    Client Profiling
    Goal Setting
    Motivation and Commitment
    Motivation and Adherence
    Chapter 3. Principles of Client-Centered Prescription
    Exercise Design and Outcomes
    Prescription Guidelines for Health, Fitness, and Performance
    Components and Structural Segments of an Exercise Program
    Exercise Modifications and Functional Progressions
    Biomechanical Principles of Exercise
    Chapter 4. Client-Centered Assessment
    Health Screening and Lifestyle Appraisal
    Fitness Test Item Selection
    Cardiovascular Assessment
    Body Composition Assessment
    Musculoskeletal Assessment
    Flexibility and Muscle Tightness Assessment
    Chapter 5. Exercise Analysis, Design, and Demonstration
    Anatomical Analysis of Exercise
    Musculoskeletal Exercise Design Model
    Client-Centered Exercise Demonstration Model
    Part II: Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
    Chapter 6. Client-Centered Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription Model
    Step 1: Review Client Needs and Confirm Goals
    Step 2: Select Activities and Equipment
    Step 3: Select Training Method
    Step 4: Set Intensity and Workload
    Step 5: Set Volume
    Step 6: Design Progression and Monitoring
    Step 7: Design Warm-Up and Cool-Down
    Chapter 7. Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription Model
    Specificity of Resistance Training
    Matching Prescription to Client Needs
    Resistance Training Prescription Model
    Chapter 8. Client-Centered Functionally Integrated Exercise
    Functionally Integrated Exercise
    Muscle Balance
    Mechanisms of Stretch and Flexibility
    Role of Fascia
    Flexibility Training Methods
    Muscle Balance Prescription Model
    Chapter 9. Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model
    Nutrition Essentials
    Energy Expenditure
    Energy Sources and Metabolism
    Energy Balance
    Eating Behaviors
    Integrating Activity into Lifestyle
    Weight Management Prescription Model
    Part III: Exercise Prescription for Injuries and Older Adults
    Chapter 10. Causes and Prevention of Overuse Injuries
    Team Approach to Injury Management
    Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries
    Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries
    Overuse Injuries
    Exercise Prescription for Injured Clients
    Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness
    Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Specific Injuries

    Plantar Fasciitis
    Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis
    Shin Splints
    Patellofemoral Syndrome
    Hamstring Strain
    Low Back Pain
    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
    Lateral Epicondylitis
    Chapter 12. Exercise and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Older Adults
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Older Adults
    Benefits of Physical Activity in Older Adults
    Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults
    Aging Effects and Exercise Training Benefits
    Preexercise Screening and Assessment
    Exercise Component Guidelines
    Functional Exercise Design
    Client-Centered Functional Exercise Prescription
    Chapter 14. Functional Mobility and Aging
    Early Functional Mobility Limitations
    Functional Mobility Classifications
    Domains of Functional Mobility
    Disablement Process Model
    Compensation Strategies
    Functional Mobility Screening and Assessment
    Functional Mobility Screening Tool
    Client-Centered Functional Mobility Prescription

    About the Author

    John C. Griffin, MSc, is an award-winning retired professor, private consultant, speaker, writer for public and private sector organizations, and coach for more than 40 years. Griffin has authored more than 100 publications, including the first two editions of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription. He also contributed chapters in the grade 12 Exercise Sciences and Healthy Active Living textbooks. Recently he has conducted research on the functional mobility of older adults and developed a screening tool and exercise prescription algorithm. John worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology on the national certification for personal fitness trainers and is a national course conductor and examiner. Working with the National Fitness Leadership Advisory Council, John coauthored the first national standards for exercise leaders in Canada. He has received awards from NFLAC, OASES, Ontario Fitness Council, George Brown College, Province of Ontario, Australian Sport and Fitness Council, and the Mimico Lacrosse Association. He has lectured in Finland, Australia, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.