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ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines-5th Edition

ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines-5th Edition

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    ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fourth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings in a safe environment. This text is based in large part on both the work that has begun through the NSF international initiative to develop industry standards to serve as the foundation for a voluntary health and fitness facility certification process and the third edition of ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. The ACSM’s team of experts in academic, medical, and health and fitness fields have put together an authoritative guide for facility operators and owners. By detailing these standards and guidelines and providing supplemental materials, ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards andGuidelines provides a blueprint for health and fitness facilities to use in elevating the standard of care they provide their members and users as well as enhance their exercise experience.

    The fourth edition includes new standards and guidelines for pre-activity screening, orientation, education, and supervision; risk management and emergency procedures; professional staff and independent contractors; facility design and construction; facility equipment; operational practices; and signage. This edition includes these updates:

    •Standards and guidelines aligned with the current version of the pending NSF international health and fitness facility standards

    •New guidelines addressing individuals with special needs

    •New standards and guidelines regarding automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for both staffed and unstaffed facilities

    •Revised standards and guidelines to reflect changing directions and business models within the industry, including 24/7 fitness facilities, medically integrated facilities, and demographic-specific facilities

    •New standards and guidelines to better equip facilities that are dealing with youth to ensure the proper care of this segment of the clientele

    With improved organization, new visual features, and additional appendixes, the fourth edition offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference of health and fitness facility standards and guidelines. Readers can readily apply the information and save time and expense using over 30 templates found within the appendixes, including questionnaires, informed consent forms, and evaluation forms. Appendixes also contain more than 30 supplements, such as sample preventive maintenance schedules, checklists, and court and facility dimensions. Included in appendix A is Blueprint for Excellence, which allows readers to search efficiently for specific information regarding the standards and guidelines within the book.

    Health and fitness facilities provide opportunities for individuals to become and remain physically active. As the use of exercise for health care prevention and prescription continues to gain momentum, health and fitness facilities and clubs will emerge as an integral part of the health care system. The fourth edition of ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standardsand Guidelines will assist health and fitness facility managers, owners, and staff in keeping to a standard of operation, client care, and service that will assist members and users in caring for their health through safe and appropriate exercise experiences.

    Audience

    A resource for health and fitness club owners and operators to improve the quality and safety of their facilities; also a textbook for courses in facility management.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Pre-Activity Screening

    Standards for Pre-Activity Screening

    Guidelines for Pre-Activity Screening

    Chapter 2 Orientation, Education, and Supervision

    Standards for Orientation, Education, and Supervision

    Guidelines for Orientation, Education, and Supervision

    Chapter 3 Risk Management and Emergency Policies

    Standards for Risk Management and Emergency Policies

    Guidelines for Risk Management and Emergency Policies

    Chapter 4 Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors

    Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors

    Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors

    Chapter 5 Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices

    Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices

    Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices

    Chapter 6 Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction

    Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction

    Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction

    Chapter 7 Health/Fitness Facility Equipment

    Standards for Health/Fitness Facility Equipment

    Guidelines for Health/Fitness Facility Equipment

    Chapter 8 Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities

    Standards for Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities

    Guidelines for Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities

    About the Author

    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise. The ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. For more information, visit www.acsm.org, www.acsm.org/facebook, and www.twitter.com/acsmnews.

    Reviews

    "This edition provides updated information about and will be a valuable resource for owners and operators of health/fitness club facilities. The easy-to-follow format makes this book an extremely useful tool to use as these facilities strive to maintain high standards as the role of the health/fitness club industry evolves."

    -- Keith Webster, MA, ATC, University of Kentucky