ISBN-10:
149633907X
ISBN-13:
9781496339072
Pub. Date:
02/03/2017
Publisher:
LWW
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 10

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 10

by American College of Sports Medicine
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Overview

ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is the flagship title from the American College of Sports Medicine, the prestigious organization that sets the standards for the exercise profession. This critical handbook delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients

The tenth edition reflects some crucial and exciting changes, making the content necessary for effective study and practice. New pre-exercise health screening recommendations are critical to helping more of the population begin a safe, healthy physical activity program without consulting a physician. New and expanded information on the risks of sedentary behavior, clinical exercise testing and interpretation, high intensity interval training, musculoskeletal injury risk, fitness testing protocols and norms, and an expansion of the principles of health behavior change are included. Additionally, significant reorganization of content will help you reach the information you need quickly.

This manual is an essential resource for all exercise professionals, as well as other health professionals who may counsel patients on exercise including physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and health care administrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496339072
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Edition description: Tenth
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 96,149
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: HEALTH APPRAISAL AND RISK ASSESSMENT 
1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity 
2 Preparticipation Health Screening 
SECTION II: EXERCISE TESTING
3 Preexercise Evaluation 
4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation 
5 Clinical Exercise Testing 
6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Results 
SECTION III: EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
7 General Principles of Exercise Prescription 
8 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations With Special Considerations and Environmental Considerations  
9 Exercise Prescription For Patients With Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease 
10 Exercise Prescription for Populations With Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions 
11 Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise 
SECTION IV: APPENDICES
Appendix A Common Medications 
Appendix B Medical Emergency Management 
Appendix C Electrocardiogram Interpretation 
Appendix D American College of Sports Medicine Certifications 
Appendix E Contributing Authors to the Previous Two Editions  

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