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Client-Centered Exercise Prescription Print CE Course 3rd Edition

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription Print CE Course 3rd Edition

$190.95 CAD


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    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • The text Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    Learning Objectives

    • Suggest client support based on client profiling (learning styles and personality styles).

    • Describe the role and provide examples of extrinsic motivation and apply motivational techniques that will reinforce intrinsic change to healthy behaviors.

    • Explain the principle that exercise modifications and functional progressions personalize the prescription.

    • Select a cardiovascular exercise mode and test protocol that are suitable for your client’s age, sex, anticipated mode of exercise, and health and fitness status.

    • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, and sources of measurement error of laboratory and field-based body composition assessment tools.

    • Select and identify the objectives of appropriate assessments of your client’s muscle balance.

    • Identify the resistance training methods that will meet your client’s needs, time constraints, experience, motivation, and level of condition.

    Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition CE Course combines the science and art of individualized exercise prescription. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and skills to perform activity counseling, design programs, modify exercise, demonstrate exercise, incorporate functionally integrated exercise, prevent injuries, and perform follow-up monitoring for clients with a variety of abilities. Seven models present the skills involved in counseling, prescription, and working with clients. Each model serves as a menu of options for each decision in the prescription process. The client-centered approach covers these areas:

    • Activity counseling

    • Musculoskeletal exercise design

    • Exercise demonstration

    • Cardiovascular exercise prescription

    • Resistance training prescription

    • Muscle balance and flexibility prescription

    • Weight management prescription

    The accompanying text, Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, offers simulated initial interviews with clients, case studies, exercise prescription worksheets, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. Students also gain access to more than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients. Expansive information on exercise prescription for aging adults also offers specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic

    Using reliable field tests, nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, both current and future professionals will be able to help clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain an active lifestyle.


    A continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists working with a variety of clients.

    Book Table of Contents

    Part I: Foundations of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 1. Activity Counseling Model

    Client-Centered Approach

    Step 1: Establish Rapport

    Step 2: Gather Information

    Step 3: Establish Strategies for Change


    Chapter 2. Client-Centered Motivational Strategies

    Stages of Change

    Client Profiling

    Goal Setting

    Motivation and Commitment

    Motivation and Adherence


    Chapter 3. Principles of Client-Centered Prescription

    Exercise Design and Outcomes

    Prescription Guidelines for Health, Fitness, and Performance

    Components and Structural Segments of an Exercise Program

    Exercise Modifications and Functional Progressions

    Biomechanical Principles of Exercise


    Chapter 4. Client-Centered Assessment

    Health Screening and Lifestyle Appraisal

    Fitness Test Item Selection

    Cardiovascular Assessment

    Body Composition Assessment

    Musculoskeletal Assessment

    Flexibility and Muscle Tightness Assessment


    Chapter 5. Exercise Analysis, Design, and Demonstration

    Anatomical Analysis of Exercise

    Musculoskeletal Exercise Design Model

    Client-Centered Exercise Demonstration Model


    Part II: Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 6. Client-Centered Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription Model

    Step 1: Review Client Needs and Confirm Goals

    Step 2: Select Activities and Equipment

    Step 3: Select Training Method

    Step 4: Set Intensity and Workload

    Step 5: Set Volume

    Step 6: Design Progression and Monitoring

    Step 7: Design Warm-Up and Cool-Down


    Chapter 7. Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription Model

    Specificity of Resistance Training

    Matching Prescription to Client Needs

    Resistance Training Prescription Model


    Chapter 8. Client-Centered Functionally Integrated Exercise

    Functionally Integrated Exercise

    Muscle Balance

    Mechanisms of Stretch and Flexibility

    Role of Fascia

    Flexibility Training Methods

    Muscle Balance Prescription Model


    Chapter 9. Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model

    Nutrition Essentials

    Energy Expenditure

    Energy Sources and Metabolism

    Energy Balance

    Eating Behaviors

    Integrating Activity into Lifestyle

    Weight Management Prescription Model


    Part III: Exercise Prescription for Injuries and Older Adults

    Chapter 10. Causes and Prevention of Overuse Injuries

    Team Approach to Injury Management

    Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries

    Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

    Overuse Injuries

    Exercise Prescription for Injured Clients

    Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness


    Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Specific Injuries

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis

    Shin Splints

    Patellofemoral Syndrome

    Hamstring Strain

    Low Back Pain

    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

    Lateral Epicondylitis


    Chapter 12. Exercise and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Older Adults




    Musculoskeletal Injury


    Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Older Adults


    Benefits of Physical Activity in Older Adults

    Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults

    Aging Effects and Exercise Training Benefits

    Preexercise Screening and Assessment

    Exercise Component Guidelines

    Functional Exercise Design

    Client-Centered Functional Exercise Prescription


    Chapter 14. Functional Mobility and Aging

    Early Functional Mobility Limitations

    Functional Mobility Classifications

    Domains of Functional Mobility

    Disablement Process Model

    Compensation Strategies

    Functional Mobility Screening and Assessment

    Functional Mobility Screening Tool

    Client-Centered Functional Mobility Prescription


    John C. Griffin, MSc, is an award-winning retired professor, private consultant, speaker, writer for public and private sector organizations, and coach for more than 40 years. Griffin has authored more than 100 publications, including the first two editions of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription. He also contributed chapters in the grade 12 Exercise Sciences and Healthy Active Living textbooks. Recently he has conducted research on the functional mobility of older adults and developed a screening tool and exercise prescription algorithm. John worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology on the national certification for personal fitness trainers and is a national course conductor and examiner. Working with the National Fitness Leadership Advisory Council, John coauthored the first national standards for exercise leaders in Canada. He has received awards from NFLAC, OASES, Ontario Fitness Council, George Brown College, Province of Ontario, Australian Sport and Fitness Council, and the Mimico Lacrosse Association. He has lectured in Finland, Australia, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.