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Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course-8th Edition

Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course-8th Edition

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    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:
    • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, ebook (chapters 10 and 11)
    • Continuing education exam
    Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course, Eighth Edition, provides instruction in assessing flexibility in your clients, followed by guidelines for designing appropriate flexibility and low back care exercise programs to improve their fitness. The material is drawn from chapters 10 and 11 of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, and synthesizes research and practice with concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to clearly convey how assessments of physical fitness inform the design of individualized exercise programs. Upon completing the chapters, you can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading chapters 10 and 11 of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, and completing the exam, you will be able to do the following:
    • Explain the difference between static and dynamic flexibility.
    • Describe the factors that affect flexibility.
    • List the general guidelines for flexibility testing.
    • Describe tests to assess lumbar stability.
    • Compare and contrast passive stretching techniques.
    • List safe and effective methods for improving flexibility.
    • Explain how to individualize flexibility programs to meet client needs and abilities.
    • Describe recommended exercises for low back care.

    Audience

    A continuing education course for health and fitness professionals, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.

    Table of Contents

    Learning With the Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Book
    Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
    Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Exam
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Ann L. Gibson, PhD, FACSM, 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 and has 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. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association.

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

    Dale R. Wagner, PhD, EPC, ACSM-CEP, CSCS, is a professor of exercise physiology at Utah State University (USU). His research interests include body composition assessment and exercise physiology at high altitude. He has been an active researcher for 20 years and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research publications. He is a coauthor of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 2004) with Vivian Heyward.

    Wagner is a past president of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM) and of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. He is a research council member of the Wilderness Medical Society and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Society for Mountain Medicine, and the International Society for Body Composition Research.

    In his spare time, Wagner enjoys mountaineering, cycling (both road and mountain), and international travel.

    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 the SWACSM Recognition Award for distinguished professional achievement and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Cortland.

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