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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online CE Course-7th Edition

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online CE Course-7th Edition

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    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online: Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition CE Course provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. Including both field and laboratory assessment techniques, the course will help personal trainers and other fitness professionals bridge the gap between research and practice by offering a clearly defined approach to designing individualized exercise programs. Students will find information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults, and field tests and norms for evaluating cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance.

    This continuing education course is supplemented with the seventh edition of the text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription. The text is organized around physical fitness components, providing information on assessment followed by guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. Students will have access to more than 40 video clips featuring common exercise assessments that demonstrate the essential techniques of fitness testing, such as calibration of blood pressure cuffs, functional movement assessment, and push-up and pull-up testing.

    The course study guide features learning objectives and key points that help students focus on the most important content. Self-quiz questions and answers provide a valuable preparation tool for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.

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    Audience

    A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness instructors, and strength and conditioning specialists.

    Table of Contents

    Course Table of Contents
    Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Learning with the Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition, Book
    Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease
    Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk
    Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence
    Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
    Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
    Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
    Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition
    Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs
    Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
    Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
    Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs
    Study Guide Answer Key

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Exam
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    Text Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease
    Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Hypertension
    Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
    Tobacco         
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Obesity and Overweight
    Metabolic Syndrome
    Cancer
    Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
    Aging
    Review Material
    Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification    
    Preliminary Health Evaluation
    Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
    Review Material
    Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence
    Physical Fitness Testing
    Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design
    Exercise Program Adherence
    Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity
    Exercise Science as a Profession
    Review Material
    Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Definition of Terms
    Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures
    Maximal Exercise Test Protocols
    Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols
    Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness
    Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adults
    Review Material
    Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
    The Exercise Prescription
    Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
    Personalized Exercise Programs
    Review Material
    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
    Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition
    Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measures
    Body Composition Models
    Reference Methods for Assessing Body Composition
    Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition
    Review Material
    Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs
    Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends
    Obesity: Types and Causes
    Weight Management Principles and Practices
    Well-Balanced Nutrition
    Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps
    Designing Weight Loss Programs
    Designing Weight Gain Programs
    Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition
    Review Material
    Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
    Basics of Flexibility
    Assessment of Flexibility
    Flexibility Testing of Older Adults
    Review Material
    Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
    Training Principles
    Stretching Methods
    Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
    Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
    Review Material
    Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs
    Definitions and Nature of Balance
    Factors Affecting Balance and Risk of Falling
    Assessment of Balance        
    Designing Balance Training Programs
    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 B. Cardiorespiratory Assessments
    B.1 Summary of Graded Exercise Test and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols
    B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts
    B.3 Step Test Protocols
    B.4 OMNI Ratings of Perceived Exertion Scales
    B.5 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5
    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
    Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments
    D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume
    D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements
    D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson’s Generalized Skinfold Equations
    D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements
    D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements
    D.6 Ashwell Body Shape Chart
    Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure
    E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile
    E.2 Sample Computerized Analysis of Food Intake
    E.3 Physical Activity Log
    E.4 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities
    E.5 Healthy Eating Pyramids
    Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
    F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
    F.2 Exercise Dos and Don’ts
    F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care

    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 The 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.