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Overview

This text has long been considered the Gold Standard in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness. It enables you to test and evaluate individuals to prescribe effective exercise programs tailored to their particular needs and based on the latest evidence.

Highlights include:

·         A new chapter on behavior strategies to help keep clients motivated and committed to lifelong exercise

·         Expanded coverage of special populations

·         As always, the latest guidelines and recommendations from ACSM and other professional organizations

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Editorial Reviews

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 "This is a must have for anyone working in any of the allied health fields dealing with exercise. The content is fact-based and credible, authored and edited by the field's most respected scientists. There is an abundant amount of real world, clinic-based, and classroom information to educate students and/or professionals."

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Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book details precise guidelines that address protocols for exercise testing and prescription. This update builds upon previous editions and includes the most current findings and recommendations based on recent research.
Purpose: The aim is to present specific guidelines and fact-based recommendations for conducting exercise testing and prescription in the clinical setting.
Audience: Health professionals who regularly engage in exercise testing and prescription for all populations are the intended audience. This group includes personal trainers, physiotherapists, physicians, scientists, coaches, and athletic trainers. It is authored and edited by the experts who have performed the research upon which the book is based.
Features: Consistent with previous editions, this one includes previous guidelines and recommendations that still hold true, while amending sections to reflect the latest research findings. It is filled with tables and figures to highlight important points, while the text is also clear and concise.
Assessment: This is a must have for anyone working in any of the allied health fields dealing with exercise. The content is fact-based and credible, authored and edited by the field's most respected scientists. There is an abundant amount of real world, clinic-based, and classroom information to educate students and/or professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609136055
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 64,340
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: HEALTH APPRAISAL AND RISK ASSESSMENT 
1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity 
2 Preparticipation Health Screening 
SECTION II: EXERCISE TESTING
3 Preexercise Evaluation 
4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation 
5 Clinical Exercise Testing 
6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Results 
SECTION III: EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
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 
SECTION IV: APPENDICES
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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