Fitness Professional's Handbook Print CE Course-7th Edition
Course components are delivered as printed products:
• Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition, text
• Video clips (accessible online)
• Study guide
• Continuing education exam
At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• List the health-related benefits gained through regular participation in physical activity and exercise and evaluate various fitness components in order to implement an exercise program to improve each component.
• Describe how measurements of oxygen consumption can be used to estimate energy production and identify the approximate energy cost of recreational activities, sport, and other activities.
• Explain how muscle produces energy aerobically and anaerobically, and evaluate the importance of aerobic and anaerobic energy production in fitness and sport.
• Calculate and interpret BMI, as well as assess body composition using a variety of techniques and describe the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques.
• Develop an exercise prescription with the exercise intensity, duration, and frequency needed to achieve and maintain cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) goals.
• Select a safe and effective exercise program based on the role that energy balance and exercise play in weight loss and weight management.
• Implement exercises that increase the strength and endurance of muscles that are fundamental to the development of core stability, and discuss the current recommendations for assessing flexibility and range of motion (ROM) of the low back.
• Explain the characteristics of a structured exercise program consistent with achieving cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), strength, body composition, and bone health goals in children, youth, and older adults.
• Prescribe aerobic exercise (frequency, intensity, and duration) in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
• Select the proper exercises for people with chronic diseases and specific health conditions.
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of soft-tissue injuries and describe how to provide acute care for the injuries.
• Choose effective strategies to monitor and support behavior change as well as ways to apply relapse prevention to exercise behavior.
• Describe the basic electrophysiology of the heart and be able to identify the normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms to predict the probable effect on exercise performance.
• Understand why fitness professionals must develop knowledge and skills in the area of legal liability and risk management.
Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition Print CE Course, guides fitness professionals in screening participants, conducting standardized fitness tests, evaluating the major components of fitness, and prescribing appropriate exercise. This course combines standards, guidelines, and research from authorities in the field to arm readers with the knowledge to successfully work with a variety of clients and populations.
This continuing education course includes the seventh edition of the text Fitness Professional’s Handbook. The text incorporates information from the most up-to-date 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. Included with the text is access to an online video library containing 24 video clips demonstrating key techniques from the book.
The course stresses the importance of communication between allied health and medical professionals and 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.
Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:
A continuing education course for health and fitness professionals looking to refresh or refine their skills in fitness testing and exercise prescription.
Table of Contents
Course Table of Contents
Learning with the Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition, Book
Chapter 1. Health, Fitness, and Performance
Chapter 2. Health Risk Appraisal
Chapter 3. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
Chapter 4. Exercise Physiology
Chapter 5. Nutrition
Chapter 6. Measurements of Energy Cost in Physical Activity
Chapter 7. Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 8. Assessment of Body Composition
Chapter 9. Assessment of Muscular Fitness
Chapter 10. Assessment of Flexibility and Low-Back Function
Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 12. Exercise Prescription for Weight Management
Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Muscular Fitness
Chapter 14. Exercise Prescription for Flexibility and Low-Back Function
Chapter 15. Training for Performance
Chapter 16. Exercise for Children and Youth
Chapter 17. Exercise and Older Adults
Chapter 18. Exercise and Women’s Health
Chapter 19. Exercise and Heart Disease
Chapter 20. Exercise and Obesity
Chapter 21. Exercise and Diabetes
Chapter 22. Exercise and Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 23. Behavior Change
Chapter 24. ECG and Exercise Performance
Chapter 25. Injury Prevention and Treatment
Chapter 26. Legal Considerations
Study Guide Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet