NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations PDF
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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has long been at the forefront of aiding aspiring and established exercise professionals in working with clients from special populations, such as children, aging adults, and clients with temporary or permanent physical or cognitive conditions and disorders. Clients with special conditions often require modifications to general exercise recommendations, specific exercise facility design, and particular training equipment. They may also require exercise programming supervised by exercise professionals with specialized training.
NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations will help exercise professionals design customized programs for clients with unique considerations. It is an ideal preparatory resource for those seeking to become an NSCA Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) as well as professionals who work in collaboration with health care professionals to assess, educate, and train special population clients of all ages regarding their health and fitness needs. Editor Patrick L. Jacobs, who has extensive experience as both a practitioner and scholar, and a team of qualified contributors provide evidence-based information and recommendations on particular training protocols for a breadth of conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions, cardiovascular conditions, immunologic disorders, and cancer.
The book discusses the benefits of exercise for clients with special conditions and the exercise-related challenges they often face, as well as the importance of safe and effective health and fitness assessments for these clients. With an emphasis on published research, NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations reviews the pathology and pathophysiology of numerous conditions and disorders, including the known effects of exercise on those conditions and disorders. Each chapter includes tables that provide exercise recommendations for specific conditions, complete with training modifications, precautions, and contraindications. Also included are case studies with practical examples of the application of these population-specific recommendations, as well as a summary of the commonly prescribed medications and their potential effects on exercise responses and adaptations.
NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations includes a number of learning aids designed to assist the reader. Chapter objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter, study questions are at the end of each chapter, key points in easy-to-find boxes summarize important concepts for the reader, and key terms are identified and defined throughout the text. Recommended readings are also provided for readers wishing to learn more about a topic in general or specifically in preparation for the CSPS exam.
For instructors using NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations in a higher education course or for a training symposium, ancillary materials are available to make class preparation easy. The materials are designed to complement the content and assist in its instruction. The ancillaries consist of an instructor's guide, test package, and presentation package plus image bank.
Chapter 1. Rationale and Considerations for Training Special Populations
Patrick L. Jacobs, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
Chapter 2. Health Appraisal and Fitness Assessments
John F. Graham, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA
Malcolm T. Whitehead, PhD, CSCS
Chapter 3. Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disorders
Carwyn Sharp, PhD, CSCS,*D
Chapter 4. Metabolic Conditions and Disorders
Thomas P. LaFontaine, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Jeffrey L. Roitman, EdD
Paul Sorace, MS, CSCS
Chapter 5. Pulmonary Disorders and Conditions
Kenneth W. Rundell, PhD
James M. Smoliga, DVM, PhD, CSCS
Pnina Weiss, MD, FAAP
Chapter 6. Cardiovascular Conditions and Disorders
Ann Marie Swank, PhD, CSCS
Carwyn Sharp, PhD, CSCS,*D
Chapter 7. Immunologic and Hematologic Disorders
Don Melrose, PhD, CSCS,*D
Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Misty Kesterson, EdD, CSCS
Benjamin Reuter, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D
Chapter 8. Neuromuscular Conditions and Disorders
Patrick L. Jacobs, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
Stephanie M. Svoboda, MS, DPT, CSCS
Anna Lepeley, PhD, CSCS
Chapter 9. Cognitive Conditions and Disorders
William J. Kraemer, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
Brett A. Comstock, PhD, CSCS
James E. Clark, MS, CSCS
Chapter 10. Cancer
Alejandro F. San Juan, PhD, PT
Steven J. Fleck, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
Alejandro Lucia, MD, PhD
Chapter 11. Children and Adolescents
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA
Chapter 12. Older Adults
Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS
Chapter 13. Female-Specific Conditions
Jill A. Bush, PhD, CSCS,*D
About the NSCA
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches, athletes, and tactical operators. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
About the Editor
Patrick L. Jacobs, PhD, CSCS,*D, is the owner and head coach at Superior Performance. He earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Miami. He is a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is a licensed athletic trainer (Florida) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jacobs has published many peer-reviewed scientific articles on exercise and nutritional interventions in populations ranging from people with spinal cord injuries to elite athletic competitors. He has coordinated the performance programs of collegiate and professional championship athletes in a variety of sports, including football, baseball, powerlifting, bodybuilding, auto racing, and sailing. He is also an inventor whose name appears on several exercise device patents.
Professional opportunities for those training special populations
Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements
Test package. Contains a bank of more than 100 questions in multiple-choice format.
Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 580 PowerPoint slides to augment classroom discussion and lectures. More than 80 figures, tables, and images from the book, organized by chapter, can be used by instructors in handouts and classroom activities to reinforce key concepts.