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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.

    Table of Contents

    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 Editor

    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.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/NSCAsEssentialsOfTrainingSpecialPopulations.

    Instructor guide. Includes additional resources to aid in lecture preparation, including sample application questions, key terms with definitions, and chapter objectives and outlines.

    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.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-0396-5