Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 8th Edition Online CE Course With Print Book
- Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, book
- Online video
- Online study guide
- Online continuing education exam
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.
- 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.
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Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Obesity and Overweight
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Exercise as Medicine
Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification
Preliminary Health Evaluation
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
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
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
Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
The Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
Personalized Exercise Programs
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
Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Common Questions About Resistance Training
Effects of Resistance Training Programs
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
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
Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
Basics of Flexibility
Assessment of Flexibility
Flexibility Testing of Older Adults
Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
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
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
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online CE Course-8th Edition