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ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 8
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ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 8

by American College of Sports Medicine
 

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ISBN-10: 0781769027

ISBN-13: 9780781769020

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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. This gold-standard text is a convenient, one-stop resource for the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs)

Overview

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. This gold-standard text is a convenient, one-stop resource for the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be mastered by candidates for all ACSM certifications. Written by international experts in numerous fields, the Eighth Edition is fully compatible with newly released physical activity guidelines from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and state-of-the-art, research-based recommendations. A companion Website for instructors will offer a test generator, an image bank, PowerPoint slides, and a WebCT/BlackBoard-ready course cartridge. A student website will offer the fully searchable text. "Doody's Core TitlesTM 2009."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781769020
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Edition description:
Eighth
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(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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