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Essentials of Fitness & Health Print CE Course-2nd Edition

Essentials of Fitness & Health Print CE Course-2nd Edition

$139.00 USD

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    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Second Edition book
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    Physical activity and nutrition can have a major impact on an individual’s current and future health. Essentials of Fitness & Health, Second Edition CE Course, merges research-based, scientific information with practical and adaptable plans to help you construct a customized program. This course provides simple ways to assess your client’s current health status and, using the insights gained, enhance an exercise program as well as make optimal nutrition decisions that support personal goals.

    Learning Objectives
    At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • List the health-related benefits gained through regular participation in physical activity and exercise.
    • Know the importance of following the recommended dietary guidelines for the overall improvement of health.
    • Understand the purpose of evaluating the health status of potential participants in fitness programs.
    • Recommend an appropriate fitness program for a potential participant based on the preparticipation health screening and fitness test results.
    • Develop exercise programs that include activities that promote aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, and neuromotor fitness.
    • Calculate and interpret body mass index (BMI) for an individual, and determine the individual’s daily energy requirements.
    • Select an effective exercise program for weight management based on the role that energy balance and exercise plays in weight loss and weight management.
    • Create individual exercise programs and recognize exercise precautions for people in certain age groups, as well as for those with chronic diseases and specific health conditions.


    A continuing education course for health and fitness professionals looking to refresh or refine their skills in working with individual clients.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Fit, Active, and Healthy
    Chapter 1. Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Physical Activity and Nutrition
    Chapter 2. Embracing Physical Activity: A Complete Exercise Program
    Chapter 3. Balancing Nutrition: Recommended Dietary Guidelines
    Chapter 4. Promoting Healthy Habits: Getting Started and Staying Motivated

    Part II. Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You
    Chapter 5. Improving Your Aerobic Fitness
    Chapter 6. Enhancing Your Muscular Fitness
    Chapter 7. Increasing Your Flexibility
    Chapter 8. Sharpening Your Functional Fitness

    Part III. Fitness and Health for Every Age
    Chapter 9. Children and Adolescents: Birth to Age 17
    Chapter 10. Adults: Ages 18 to 64
    Chapter 11. Older Adults: Ages 65 and Older

    Part IV. Fitness and Health for Every Body
    Chapter 12. Cardiovascular Health
    Chapter 13. Diabetes
    Chapter 14. Cancer
    Chapter 15. Alzheimer’s Disease
    Chapter 16. Osteoporosis and Bone Health
    Chapter 17. Arthritis and Joint Health
    Chapter 18. Weight Management
    Chapter 19. Pregnancy and Postpartum
    Chapter 20. Depression

    Learning Activities Answer Key
    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise. ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.