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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 9th Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

Author: Human Kinetics

$159.00 USD

Online Course With Ebook
$159.00 USD

ISBN: 9781718221697

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This package includes the following:
  • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Ninth Edition, ebook
  • Online video clips
  • Online study guide
  • Online continuing education exam
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Ninth Edition Online CE Course, is fully updated with the latest research, the newest exercise testing and prescription guidelines, and the most up-to-date programming content.

The course reflects the most recent exercise testing and prescription guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government and American Heart Association. It highlights ACSM guidelines for physical activity and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs. Combining important research with practical application of testing and prescription protocols, the ninth edition of the course ebook also features the following:
  • A new full-color interior to provide more detail and understanding of concepts through photos and figures
  • New step-by-step assessment sidebars that make it easy to locate and refer to assessment procedures
  • Modern guidelines for usage of current technology to test and monitor physical activity
  • Demonstrations of many of the assessments and exercises, provided in 73 video clips
Structured around the five physical fitness components—cardiorespiratory capacity, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance—the text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, including discussion of preliminary health screenings and risk classification. You will gain insight into field and laboratory assessments and testing protocols for each component, along with detailed information on properly administering the most common assessments. The accompanying 73 video clips provide detailed instruction and demonstration for performing many of the assessments and exercises; these include functional movement assessment, pull-up and push-up testing, flywheel training, and more.

Finally, turn research into practice by understanding how to design personalized exercise prescription, customized for each client based on individual assessment outcomes. Information on appropriate training methods and programming considerations are presented for each component of fitness.

The study guide includes learning activities, along with an answer key, to help you prepare for the course exam. 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 design for optimal 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 for novice, intermediate, and advanced weightlifters to optimize the development of muscle 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 that uses weight control principles and design exercise programs for weight loss, weight gain, and body composition change.
  • Explain the factors that affect flexibility and assess flexibility according to testing guidelines and testing norms.
  • Design a flexibility exercise prescription and low back care program.
  • Determine which tests are appropriate for assessing static and dynamic balance and use test results to design training programs to improve balance.

Audience

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
Hypertension
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Tobacco
Diabetes Mellitus
Obesity and Overweight
Metabolic Syndrome
Cancer
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Aging
Cognitive Performance
Exercise as Medicine
Review Questions

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

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 and Monitor Physical Activity
Review Questions

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 Questions

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

Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
Definition of Terms
Static Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
Dynamic Strength and Muscle Endurance Assessment
Muscular Power Assessment
Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults
Muscular Fitness Testing of Children    
Review Questions

Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Program Variables for Dynamic Resistance Training
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Alternative Resistance Training Strategies
Other Considerations
Muscular Soreness
Review Questions

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 Questions

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 Questions

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

Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
Training Principles
Stretching Techniques and Methods
Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
Stretching for Injury Prevention and Muscle Performance
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
Review Questions

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 Questions

Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal
A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+)
A.2 Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+)
A.3 Medical History Questionnaire
A.4 Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Disease
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 OMNI Rating of Perceived Exertion Scales
B.3 Rockport Fitness Charts
B.4 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5

Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercises 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 Select Exercises, Sports, Recreational Activities, and Activities of Daily Living

Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
F.2 Safe Exercises and Exercises to Use With Caution
F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care
Ann L. Gibson, PhD, FACSM, is a professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She has presented obesity research internationally 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 (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA).

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

Dale R. Wagner, PhD, FACSM, is a professor of exercise physiology at Utah State University. His research interests include body composition assessment and exercise physiology at high altitude. He has been an active researcher for 25 years and has authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications.

Wagner is a member of and holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). He is a past president of the Southwest chapter of the ACSM and of ASEP, is a research council member of the Wilderness Medical Society, and is a former associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

In his spare time, Wagner enjoys mountaineering, road and mountain cycling, 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 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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Human Kinetics

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 9th Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

$159.00 USD
This package includes the following:
  • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Ninth Edition, ebook
  • Online video clips
  • Online study guide
  • Online continuing education exam
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Ninth Edition Online CE Course, is fully updated with the latest research, the newest exercise testing and prescription guidelines, and the most up-to-date programming content.

The course reflects the most recent exercise testing and prescription guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government and American Heart Association. It highlights ACSM guidelines for physical activity and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs. Combining important research with practical application of testing and prescription protocols, the ninth edition of the course ebook also features the following:
  • A new full-color interior to provide more detail and understanding of concepts through photos and figures
  • New step-by-step assessment sidebars that make it easy to locate and refer to assessment procedures
  • Modern guidelines for usage of current technology to test and monitor physical activity
  • Demonstrations of many of the assessments and exercises, provided in 73 video clips
Structured around the five physical fitness components—cardiorespiratory capacity, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance—the text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, including discussion of preliminary health screenings and risk classification. You will gain insight into field and laboratory assessments and testing protocols for each component, along with detailed information on properly administering the most common assessments. The accompanying 73 video clips provide detailed instruction and demonstration for performing many of the assessments and exercises; these include functional movement assessment, pull-up and push-up testing, flywheel training, and more.

Finally, turn research into practice by understanding how to design personalized exercise prescription, customized for each client based on individual assessment outcomes. Information on appropriate training methods and programming considerations are presented for each component of fitness.

The study guide includes learning activities, along with an answer key, to help you prepare for the course exam. 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 design for optimal 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 for novice, intermediate, and advanced weightlifters to optimize the development of muscle 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 that uses weight control principles and design exercise programs for weight loss, weight gain, and body composition change.
  • Explain the factors that affect flexibility and assess flexibility according to testing guidelines and testing norms.
  • Design a flexibility exercise prescription and low back care program.
  • Determine which tests are appropriate for assessing static and dynamic balance and use test results to design training programs to improve balance.

Audience

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
Hypertension
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Tobacco
Diabetes Mellitus
Obesity and Overweight
Metabolic Syndrome
Cancer
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Aging
Cognitive Performance
Exercise as Medicine
Review Questions

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

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 and Monitor Physical Activity
Review Questions

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 Questions

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

Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
Definition of Terms
Static Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
Dynamic Strength and Muscle Endurance Assessment
Muscular Power Assessment
Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults
Muscular Fitness Testing of Children    
Review Questions

Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Program Variables for Dynamic Resistance Training
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Alternative Resistance Training Strategies
Other Considerations
Muscular Soreness
Review Questions

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 Questions

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 Questions

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

Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
Training Principles
Stretching Techniques and Methods
Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
Stretching for Injury Prevention and Muscle Performance
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
Review Questions

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 Questions

Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal
A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+)
A.2 Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+)
A.3 Medical History Questionnaire
A.4 Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Disease
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 OMNI Rating of Perceived Exertion Scales
B.3 Rockport Fitness Charts
B.4 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5

Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercises 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 Select Exercises, Sports, Recreational Activities, and Activities of Daily Living

Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
F.2 Safe Exercises and Exercises to Use With Caution
F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care
Ann L. Gibson, PhD, FACSM, is a professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She has presented obesity research internationally 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 (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA).

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

Dale R. Wagner, PhD, FACSM, is a professor of exercise physiology at Utah State University. His research interests include body composition assessment and exercise physiology at high altitude. He has been an active researcher for 25 years and has authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications.

Wagner is a member of and holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). He is a past president of the Southwest chapter of the ACSM and of ASEP, is a research council member of the Wilderness Medical Society, and is a former associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

In his spare time, Wagner enjoys mountaineering, road and mountain cycling, 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 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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