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Fitness Professional's Handbook 7th Edition With Web Resource

Fitness Professional's Handbook 7th Edition With Web Resource

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    Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource, provides current and future fitness professionals with the knowledge to screen participants, conduct standardized fitness tests, evaluate the major components of fitness, and prescribe appropriate exercise. The fully updated text uses the latest standards, guidelines, and research from authorities in the field to prepare readers for certification and arm them with the knowledge to work with a variety of clients and populations.

    This full-color text incorporates information from the 10th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults, older adults, children, and those with special needs. The text embraces the importance of communication between allied health and medical professionals with those in the fitness arena to provide readers with a foundation for prescribing exercise and delivering need- and goal-specific physical activity and fitness programs.

    Every chapter has been updated, allowing readers to explore the newest theories and research findings and apply them to real-world situations. The following are among the most significant changes to the seventh edition:
    • An online video library containing 24 video clips help readers better apply key techniques covered in the book
    • A web resource containing biannual industry updates and references and fillable forms provides a useful tool for students to use beyond the classroom
    • A new chapter, “Training for Performance,” helps professionals expand their practice to work with recreational athletes who have performance-related goals
    • New information, including the consequences of exercise-induced muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis), devices used to track physical activity and estimate energy expenditure (e.g., accelerometers), relative flexibility and the role of lumbopelvic rhythm in back function, the importance of progression in an exercise prescription, and the professional standard of care associated with HIIT programs reflects recent topics of interest and research
    • Updated statistics on CVD and CHD from the American Heart Association, adult and childhood obesity, and the prevalence of COPD, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema ensure accurate representation of data
    • Chapter quizzes have been added to an updated ancillary package that also includes an instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and image bank
    Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource, contains a variety of learning tools to help students identify and retain key information. Objectives, key points, glossary terms, and chapter review questions guide students to important concepts, while research insight boxes and procedures for common fitness tests draw attention to commonly sought information. Case study questions and answers help readers apply the concepts to real-world scenarios. References are numbered and organized by chapter at the end of the book to provide direction for more in-depth research.

    With a comprehensive and practical approach, this text enables readers to help individuals, communities, and groups gain the benefits of regular physical activity in a positive and safe environment. It provides background to the field, scientific fundamentals, and up-to-date recommendations to help readers better understand the role of physical activity in the quality of life and guidelines for screening, testing, supervising, and modifying activity for various populations.

    Audience

    A text for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in fitness testing, programming, and exercise prescription courses that assume a general background in anatomy and physiology. Also a reference for health and fitness professionals and those preparing for certification with the American College of Sports Medicine or other organizations.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Accessing the Web Resource

    Part I. Physical Activity: Links to Health, Fitness, and Performance
    Chapter 1. Health, Fitness, and Performance
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 2. Health Risk Appraisal
    Michael Shipe

    Part II. Scientific Foundations
    Chapter 3. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
    Clare E. Milner
    Chapter 4. Exercise Physiology
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 5. Nutrition
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 6. Measurements of Energy Cost in Physical Activity
    Edward T. Howley

    Part III. Fitness Assessment
    Chapter 7. Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 8. Assessment of Body Composition
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 9. Assessment of Muscular Fitness
    Avery Faigenbaum
    Chapter 10. Assessment of Flexibility and Low-Back Function
    Laura Horvath Gagnon

    Part IV. Exercise Prescription for Health, Fitness, and Performance
    Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 12. Exercise Prescription for Weight Management
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Muscular Fitness
    Avery Faigenbaum
    Chapter 14. Exercise Prescription for Flexibility and Low-Back Function
    Laura Horvath Gagnon
    Chapter 15. Training for Performance
    Scott A. Conger

    Part V. Special Populations
    Chapter 16. Exercise for Children and Youth
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 17. Exercise and Older Adults
    Edward T. Howley
    Chapter 18. Exercise and Women’s Health
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 19. Exercise and Heart Disease
    David R. Bassett, Jr.
    Chapter 20. Exercise and Obesity
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 21. Exercise and Diabetes
    Dixie L. Thompson
    Chapter 22. Exercise and Pulmonary Disease
    David R. Bassett, Jr.

    Part VI. Comprehensive Exercise Program Considerations
    Chapter 23. Behavior Change
    Janet Buckworth
    Chapter 24. ECG and Exercise Performance
    David R. Bassett, Jr.
    Chapter 25. Injury Prevention and Treatment
    Jenny Moshak
    Chapter 26. Legal Considerations
    JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek

    Appendix A: Calculation of Oxygen Uptake and Carbon Dioxide Production
    Appendix B: Fitness Assessment

    Glossary
    References
    Index
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

    About the Editor

    Edward T. Howley, PhD, FACSM, FNAK, earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He then completed a one-year postdoctoral appointment at Penn State University and was hired in 1970 as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Howley taught a variety of courses, including an undergraduate course in fitness testing and prescription and undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus.

    In addition to the previous editions of this book, Dr. Howley has authored three books, four book chapters, and more than 60 research articles dealing with exercise physiology, fitness testing, and prescription. He is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and served as chair of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 2006-2007. In 2007-08 he served on the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee that evaluated the science related to physical activity and health and generated a report for use by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to write the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    Most of Dr. Howley’s volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He was involved in the development of certification programs and served as president in 2002-03. He served as editor in chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal for seven years and as chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit meeting. In 2007, Howley was recognized for his professional contributions with the ACSM Citation Award. In his leisure time, he likes to golf, ride his bike, travel, and play with his grandchildren.

    Dixie L. Thompson, PhD, FACSM, FNAK, is vice provost and dean of the graduate school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a professor in the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies. She graduated from the 2008 class of the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held at Bryn Mawr College. The Summer Institute is a professional development program dedicated to the advancement of female leaders in administration of higher education. She also participated in the 2009-2010 Academic Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium.

    Dr. Thompson focuses her research on the health benefits of exercise for women and techniques used for body composition assessment. She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications and numerous articles for fitness professionals and general audiences. She is a former associate editor in chief for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal and former editor in chief for ACSM's Fit Society Page Newsletter.

    Dr. Thompson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the ACSM Board of Trustees. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. She is a past president of the Southeast Chapter of ACSM and former chair of the Physical Fitness Council for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

    Dr. Thompson received her BA in physical education and MA in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She eaarned her PhD from the University of Virginia.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillary materials for this text are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/FitnessProfessionalsHandbook.

    Instructor guide. Completely updated for this edition, the instructor guide includes a syllabus; course outlines that detail lecture topics and lab and classroom activities; initial and final practical exams, including checklists for easy grading; and a laboratory notebook that students can use to track their completion of 12 fitness assessment and programming activities.

    Test package. Includes more than 650 questions, including true or false, multiple choice, and short answer and essay questions. The questions have been updated to reflect the new content added to the text.

    Chapter quizzes. These new learning management system (LMS)-compatible, ready-made quizzes can be used to measure student learning of the most important concepts for each chapter. More than 350 unique multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer and essay questions are included.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Contains more than 700 slides that present the textbook material in a lecture-friendly format, including art, photos, and tables pulled from the text. The image bank contains most of the art, tables, content photos, and reproducible forms from the text. Instructors may print the reproducible forms and use the art, tables, and photos to create class presentations.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925- 2925-5

    Web resource. Includes a library of online video clips. Twenty four video clips are included and correspond to key techniques covered in the book, particularly those which benefit from the presentation in video form. The web resource also includes fillable and printable versions of many of the forms found in the text, as well as bi-annual industry updates and references from the authors.

    The web resource is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-2927-9