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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


Product Format

    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.

    • Interpret and apply recommended dietary guidelines for the overall improvement of client 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

    • Tailor exercise programs and recognize exercise precautions for clients 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.

    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

    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.