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ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer / Edition 5

ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer / Edition 5

by American College of Sports Medicine
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Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this Fifth Edition of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer is the critical content for those seeking to gain ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer certification, and those currently practicing. This title is now fully aligned to the tenth edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and includes the new pre-participation guidelines, which will be critical for those in the personal trainer field.

This title continues to recognize the Personal Trainer as a professional in the continuum of creating healthy lifestyles and provides the Personal Trainer with both the tools and scientific evidence to build safe and effective exercise programs for a variety of clients. ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer is the official preparation book for the ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM examination.

Divided into six distinctly different parts, ranging from an introduction to the profession of personal training to how to run a personal training business, ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer provides coverage of anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, behavior modification, and nutrition as well as assessment of strength and flexibility and the development of resistance and cardiorespiratory training programs. The science- and evidence-based approach allows the Personal Trainer to transfer knowledge to their clients effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496322890
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 09/09/2017
Edition description: Fifth
Pages: 632
Sales rank: 166,664
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I               Introduction to the Field and Profession of Personal Training

Chapter 1        Importance of the Field and Profession of Personal Training

Chapter 2        Career Track for Personal Trainers

Part II              The Science of Personal Training

Chapter 3        Anatomy and Kinesiology

Chapter 4        Biomechanical Principles of Training

Chapter 5        Exercise Physiology

Chapter 6        Nutrition And Human Performance

Part III                        Behavior Modification

Chapter 7        Theories of Behavior Change

Chapter 8        Adherence to Exercise: Helping Your Client Stay Active

Chapter 9        Counseling and Coaching Techniques

Part IV                        Initial Client Screening

Chapter 10      The Initial Client Consultation

Chapter 11      Screening and Risk Classification

Chapter 12      Client Fitness Assessments

Part V              Developing the Exercise Program

Chapter 13      Comprehensive Program Design

Chapter 14      Resistance Training Programs

Chapter 15      Cardiorespiratory Training Programs

Chapter 16      Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs

Chapter 17      Personal Training Session Components

Chapter 18      Advanced Program Options

Chapter 19      Special Populations

Part VI                        The Business of Personal Training

Chapter 20      Business Basics And Planning

Chapter 21      Legal Issues and Responsibilities  

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