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Flexibility Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course

Flexibility Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course



$35.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:
    • Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition
    • Continuing education exam
    Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course provides a detailed look at flexibility appraisal and exercise prescription in healthy populations and older adults. It covers how to design a customized program to enhance a client’s or athlete’s flexibility and presents training principles and stretching methods for low back care. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.

    Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course advances current understanding of flexibility assessment with guidelines for creating stretching programs, including the use of stretching and active warm-up for increased flexibility. Readers will also learn the following:
    • Dynamic stretching and constant-tension stretching
    • Physiological mechanisms underlying improvements in range of motion
    • Whole-body vibration training as an adjunct to flexibility training
    • Stretching and its effect on maximal muscle performance
    • Comparison of active and passive stretching
    The required reading, Flexibility Fitness Assessment and Prescription, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014).

    To attain Fitness Australia CECs, you must have a Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent.

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    Continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise science professionals, and exercise physiologists.

    Table of Contents

    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
    Appendix A Health and Fitness Appraisal
    A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
    A.2 Medical History Questionnaire
    A.3 Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Disease
    A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)
    A.5 SCORE System
    A.6 Relative Risk Chart
    A.7 Lifestyle Evaluation
    A.8 Informed Consent
    A.9 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes
    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

    About the Author

    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 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Cortland and the SWACSM Recognition Award for distinguished professional service and achievement.

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

    Ann L. Gibson, PhD, 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. She has also 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.

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