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Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course

Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course

$57.95 CAD

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    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:
    • Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition
    • Continuing education exam
    Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course provides a detailed look at the assessment of muscular fitness and the design of resistance training programs. This online course covers assessment of strength and muscular endurance, encompassing sources of measurement error in testing and additional considerations. Norms for healthy populations are included as well as data for testing older adults and children. A discussion on designing resistance training programs helps readers to develop customized plans and answers common questions about resistance training. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.

    Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course offers updated information on developing resistance training programs for novice, intermediate, and advanced weightlifters. Readers will also learn the following:
    • Clinical methods of isometric muscle testing with endurance norms
    • Tests of core stability muscles
    • Tips for spotting resistance exercises
    • Design of resistance training for older adults
    • Whole-body vibration training as an adjunct to resistance training
    • Kettlebell training for improving strength, muscle endurance, and cardiorespiratory fitness
    • The transcriptome signature of resistance training
    • The effectiveness of supplements for increasing strength
    The required reading, Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014).

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    Continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise science professionals, and exercise physiologists.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
    Definition of Terms
    Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
    Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing
    Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
    Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults
    Muscular Fitness Testing of Children
    Review Material
    Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
    Types of Resistance Training
    Developing Resistance Training Programs
    Common Questions About Resistance Training
    Effects of Resistance Training Programs
    Muscular Soreness
    Review Material
    Appendix A Health and Fitness Appraisal
    A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
    A.2 Medical History Questionnaire
    A.3 Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Disease
    A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)
    A.5 SCORE System
    A.6 Relative Risk Chart
    A.7 Lifestyle Evaluation
    A.8 Informed Consent
    A.9 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes
    Appendix C Muscular Fitness Exercises and Norms
    C.1 Standardized Testing Protocols for Digital, Handheld Dynamometry
    C.2 Average Strength, Endurance, and Power Values for Isokinetic (Omni-Tron) Tests
    C.3 Age-Gender Norms for 1-RM Squat and 1-RM Bench Press for Novice to Elite
    C.4 Isometric Exercises
    C.5 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises

    About the Author

    Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a Regents professor emerita at the University of New Mexico, where she taught physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 1996, 2004) as well as numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Heyward has received many professional awards, including Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Cortland and the SWACSM Recognition Award for distinguished professional service and achievement.

    In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, golfing, and snowshoeing. Heyward resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Ann L. Gibson, PhD, is an associate professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription in addition to coauthoring the seventh edition.

    Gibson has presented internationally in the area of obesity research. She has also published original research in journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

    Gibson resides in New Mexico, where she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, and gardening.