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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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jonathan Dugas, PhD (UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This book has become the standard in exercise testing and prescription. It is an all-encompassing reference for anyone who works with exercise.
Purpose: The aim, according to the editors, is to provide an immediately accessible source of information for exercise testing. In fact, there has always been a great need for this kind of resource, and this latest edition goes beyond expectations.
Audience: The book is written for anyone who works with exercise, ranging from undergraduate students to health professionals. Although it is intended for a wide audience, the book is able to deliver the meaningful and important information when needed, regardless of the setting. The list of contributors is vast and inclusive, and represents decades of clinical and other experience in exercise testing.
Features: All aspects of exercise testing are covered, as well as how to use and apply exercise to health, fitness, and disease. The spiral binding provides easy access to any page, and its relatively small size means it fits easily in a large pocket or small bag. Most importantly, these two characteristics combine to make a book that is incredibly easy to use in an applied setting, which is when practitioners need it most.
Assessment: Now in its eighth edition, this book has maintained its important status. It is essential for anyone who works with exercise, regardless of the setting. The revisions, such as additional tables and figures, allow the communication of even more information while still retaining its small size.

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: 54,460
  • 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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