Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology Online CE Course
Course components are delivered online:
- Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology e-book
- Study guide
- Continuing education exam
At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Discuss how the muscles, heart, lungs, and nervous system respond to exercise and various forms of training.
- Explain how food is converted into fuel and how oxygen enables the breakdown of food into fuel.
- Understand how fatigue limits the capacity for exercise.
- Identify the three energy systems that muscle cells rely on to produce the ATP needed for muscle contraction.
- Design appropriate exercise training programs tailored to improve muscle mass and strength, speed weight loss, enhance speed and power, and maximize aerobic endurance.
- Educate clients in withstanding the rigors of training in heat, cold, and altitude.
- Understand the design of training programs for children, older adults, and pregnant women.
Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology Online CE Course guides learners through the scientific concepts of exercise physiology with highly visual, easy-to-follow content. The course applies complex concepts of physiology to exercise program design, giving personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and other health and fitness professionals an accessible resource to use with their clients. Written specifically for those in the fitness industry, the accompanying e-book covers various training goals and considerations when working with clients and athletes at all levels.
In conjunction with Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology by Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM, and W. Larry Kenney, PhD, this course takes an application-based approach in describing intricate physiological processes so that professionals can select and explain the appropriate exercises and physical activity regimens for clients. The accompanying e-book contains medical artwork that puts complex systems in a digestible visual format. Explanations of exercises and instructions on combining various exercises to achieve the desired results facilitate easy application to real-world practice.
Alongside the text and illustrations, the full-color content includes tools that apply concepts to everyday practice:
- Factoid boxes engage readers with additional facts about the human body and its response to training.
- Sidebars throughout the text pinpoint current topics of concern so that personal trainers and fitness professionals can prepare for and respond to these issues.
- An index of common questions from clients is an easy reference on client education.
- Sample training programs illustrate how the scientific concepts that guide program design are used in practice.
The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and referenced answer key. It emphasizes key concepts of the book to prepare individuals to pass the 50-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions at the completion of the course. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print out annd submit a certificate for continuing education credits.
Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology Online CE Course contains all the necessary information for new and current personal trainers and fitness professionals. Learners will gain confidence in designing exercise programs for various populations and the ability to explain to clients how each exercise and movement will help them achieve their goals.
A continuing education course for personal trainers, health and fitness professionals, and athletic trainers.
Table of Contents
Learning With the Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology Book
Part I. Warming Up: Physiology 101
Chapter 1: Muscles Move Us
Chapter 2: Food Really Is Fuel
Chapter 3: Muscles Need Oxygen
Chapter 4: Fatigue: What Is It Good For?
Part II: The Science of Training Program Design
Chapter 5: Principles of Designing Training Programs
Chapter 6: Training to Improve Muscle Mass and Strength
Chapter 7: Training for Weight Loss
Chapter 8: Training for Speed and Power
Chapter 9: Training for Aerobic Performance
Part III: Special Considerations
Chapter 10: Heat, Cold, and Altitude
Chapter 11: Training Children, Older Adults, and Pregnant Women
Learning Activities Answer Keys
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet