ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 9

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The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. The 9th edition focuses on evidence-based recommendations that reflect the latest research and clinical information. This manual is an essential resource for any health/fitness and clinical exercise professional, physician, nurse, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapist, dietician, and health care administrator. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.

The single most internationally read and referenced text in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness, this manual succinctly summarizes recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased individuals. The Seventh Edition contains the most current public health and clinical information and state-of-the-art, research-based recommendations. Coverage represents the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be mastered by candidates for all ACSM certifications. Written by international experts in numerous fields, the Seventh Edition covers additional topics including arthritis, osteoporosis, dyslipidemia, immunology, and metabolic syndrome.

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Reviewer: Erik H. Van Iterson, PhD, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is the ninth edition of what is considered the gold standard for exercise physiologists and sports physicians who are actively involved in practicing and teaching exercise prescription and testing.
Purpose: The objective is to present scientifically based guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. The aims of this book are essential for the field of exercise physiology, and it sets a high standard for all exercise professionals. As in previous editions, the many contributing authors achieve the task of providing informative and easy-to-read material.
Audience: This book is appropriate for all professionals actively involved in exercise testing and prescription for a variety of populations. It may be pertinent for exercise physiologists and sports physicians working in the field to keep them current with the latest guidelines when working with their patients and or clientele.
Features: Chapters flow logically, but are also self-contained to permit readers to jump to specific areas of interest. The book is filled with helpful figures and tables that highlight key points and help to reinforce concepts.
Assessment: This edition is updated with the latest peer-reviewed references to support the statements and theory throughout. The authors are highly regarded in their respective fields and their expertise contributes tremendously to the quality of this book.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609139551
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 41,990
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity 
2 Preparticipation Health Screening 
3 Preexercise Evaluation 
4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation 
5 Clinical Exercise Testing 
6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Results 
7 General Principles of Exercise Prescription 
8 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations With Special Considerations and Environmental Considerations  
9 Exercise Prescription For Patients With Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease 
10 Exercise Prescription for Populations With Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions 
11 Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise 
Appendix A Common Medications 
Appendix B Medical Emergency Management 
Appendix C Electrocardiogram Interpretation 
Appendix D American College of Sports Medicine Certifications 
Appendix E Contributing Authors to the Previous Two Editions  
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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Highly recommended if in this field.

    Great additions to the guidelines for special populations. Tables and chapter reviews simplify information. Would not have expected anything less from the ACSM.

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