This valuable new resource is specifically designed for candidates for the ACSM’s Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) and those personal trainers wanting to take their knowledge to the next level. It contains the latest material on health and fitness written by the entity setting the standard for scientifically based practice, The American College of Sports Medicine. The American College of sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 45,000 members are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
- Written by the American College of Sports Medicine, which is seen as the gold standard in the field, guaranteeing quality and expertise.
- Resource written specifically for candidates for the ACSM’s Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), allowing for the excellent preparation to pass the exam.
- Chapter objectives tell readers what they will learn in the chapter.
- Case studies depict true-to-life scenarios.
- Icons show readers which portions of the text correspond to the online videos.
- Review questions reinforce key concepts.
- Exercise is Medicine boxes provide a tie-in with the Exercise is Medicine initiative. They describe a research study and explain how the results have been (or are being) incorporated into the field/practice.
- How To boxes include step-by-step instructions for how to do certain procedures.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Overview
1 Understanding Physical Activity and Exercise
2 Physical Activity Preparticipation and Screening Guidelines
Part 2 Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants
3 Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently
4 Muscular Strength and Endurance Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants
5 Flexibility Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants
6 Body Composition and Weight Management
Part 3 Exercise Programming for Special Populations
7 Exercise for Individuals With Controlled Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Metabolic
8 Exercise Programming for Individuals With Musculoskeletal Limitations
9 Exercise Programming Across the Lifespan: Children and Adolescents, Pregnant Women, and Older Adults
Part 4 Behavior Change
10 Theories of Behavior Change
11 Facilitating Health Behavior Change
12 Healthy Stress Management
Part 5 Business
13 Legal Structure and Terminology
14 Leadership and Management
15 General Health Fitness Management
17 Professional Behaviors and Ethics