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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 8th Edition Online CE Course With Print Book

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 8th Edition Online CE Course With Print Book

$174.00 USD $189.00 USD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, book
    • Online video
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition Online CE Course, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and customized exercise prescription.

    The text provides an updated approach to exercise testing and prescription, reflecting guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government and American Heart Association, and ACSM guidelines for medical exams and exercise testing to consider before beginning exercise programs.

    Structured around five physical fitness components—cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power), body composition, flexibility, and balance—Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription is an invaluable resource for assessing client fitness and designing individualized fitness programs based on assessment outcomes. You’ll begin with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, including a discussion of preliminary health screening and risk classification.

    In-depth coverage of field and laboratory assessment and testing protocols for each of the five fitness components is followed by prescription guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. Supported by extensive and updated research, you’ll find new protocols and assessments, information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in health populations, and muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults.

    Online video clips demonstrate nearly 75 fitness tests from the book, including functional movement assessment and push-up and pull-up testing. An accompanying study guide offers chapter activities to highlight key concepts and improve understanding of concepts in the book.

    Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Explain the benefits of regular physical activity related to disease prevention and healthy aging.
    • Complete the major components of a health evaluation and use the information from screened clients for exercise testing and participation.
    • Implement the principles of physical fitness assessment, prescription, and exercise program adherence.
    • Assess cardiorespiratory fitness through the use of a graded exercise test and field test data.
    • Design an aerobic exercise prescription individualized to meet each client’s goals and interests.
    • Determine which test protocol to use for assessing a client’s muscular fitness.
    • Modify resistance training programs to optimize the development of strength, muscle endurance, muscle power, or muscle size.
    • Explain the differences between the methods of body composition analysis and indicate the guidelines and limitations for each method.
    • Design a weight management program.
    • Apply the factors that affect flexibility to the design of a stretching and low back care program.


    Certified health and fitness instructors, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.
    Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease
    Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Obesity and Overweight
    Metabolic Syndrome
    Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
    Cognitive Performance
    Exercise as Medicine
    Review Material

    Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification
    Preliminary Health Evaluation
    Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
    Review Material

    Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence
    Physical Fitness Testing
    Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design
    Exercise Program Adherence
    Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity
    Review Material

    Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Definition of Terms
    Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures
    Maximal Exercise Test Protocols
    Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols
    Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness
    Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adults
    Review Material

    Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
    The Exercise Prescription
    Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
    Personalized Exercise Programs
    Review Material

    Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
    Definition of Terms
    Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
    Muscular Power Assessment
    Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing
    Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
    Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults
    Muscular Fitness Testing of Children
    Review Material

    Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
    Types of Resistance Training
    Developing Resistance Training Programs
    Common Questions About Resistance Training
    Effects of Resistance Training Programs
    Muscular Soreness
    Review Material

    Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition
    Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measures
    Body Composition Models
    Reference Methods for Assessing Body Composition
    Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition
    Review Material

    Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs
    Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends
    Obesity: Types and Causes
    Weight Management Principles and Practices
    Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps
    Designing Weight Loss Programs
    Designing Weight Gain Programs
    Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition
    Review Material

    Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
    Basics of Flexibility
    Assessment of Flexibility
    Flexibility Testing of Older Adults
    Review Material

    Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
    Training Principles
    Stretching Methods
    Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
    Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
    Review Material

    Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs
    Definitions and Nature of Balance
    Factors Affecting Balance and Risk of Falling
    Assessment of Balance
    Designing Balance Training Programs
    Review Material

    Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal
    A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+)
    A.2 Medical History Questionnaire
    A.3 Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Disease
    A.4 Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+)
    A.5 Lifestyle Evaluation
    A.6 Fantastic Lifestyle Checklist
    A.7 Informed Consent
    A.8 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes

    Appendix B. Cardiorespiratory Assessments
    B.1 Summary of Graded Exercise Test and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols
    B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts
    B.3 Step Test Protocols
    B.4 OMNI Rating of Perceived Exertion Scales
    B.5 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5

    Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercise and Norms
    C.1 Standardized Testing Protocols for Digital Handheld Dynamometry
    C.2 1-RM Squat and Bench Press Norms for Adults
    C.3 Isometric Exercises
    C.4 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises

    Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments
    D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume
    D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements
    D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson’s Generalized Skinfold Equations
    D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements
    D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements
    D.6 Ashwell Body Shape Chart

    Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure
    E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile
    E.2 Physical Activity Log
    E.3 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities

    Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
    F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
    F.2 Exercise Dos and Don’ts
    F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care

    List of Abbreviations
    Ann L. Gibson, PhD, FACSM, is an associate professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription in addition to coauthoring the seventh edition.

    Gibson has presented internationally in the area of obesity research and has published original research in journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association.

    Gibson resides in New Mexico, where she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and gardening.

    Dale R. Wagner, PhD, EPC, ACSM-CEP, CSCS, is a professor of exercise physiology at Utah State University (USU). His research interests include body composition assessment and exercise physiology at high altitude. He has been an active researcher for 20 years and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research publications. He is a coauthor of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 2004) with Vivian Heyward.

    Wagner is a past president of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM) and of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. He is a research council member of the Wilderness Medical Society and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Society for Mountain Medicine, and the International Society for Body Composition Research.

    In his spare time, Wagner enjoys mountaineering, cycling (both road and mountain), and international travel.

    Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a regents’ professor emerita at the University of New Mexico, where she taught physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 1996, 2004) as well as numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Heyward has received many professional awards, including the SWACSM Recognition Award for distinguished professional achievement and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Cortland.

    In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, golfing, and snowshoeing. Heyward resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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