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ACSM publishes several books for our diverse audiences, and we are best known for ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, first published in 1975. 

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Featured book of the month:

ACSM is excited to publish the first edition of ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription! 

Edited by Madeline Paternostro Bayles, PhD, FACSM and Ann M. Swank, PhD, FACSM, the book expands upon the assessment and exercise prescription-related content from ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th Edition, to create a true classroom resource. Fully aligned and designed to be a companion to the latest edition of ACSM’s flagship title, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, this practical resource walks students through the process of selecting and administering fitness assessments, using Guidelines to interpret results, and drafting an exercise prescription that is in line with Guidelines parameters.

Designed for today’s learners, the text is written in a clear, concise style, and enriched by visuals that promote student engagement.  The book also features a robust set of videos to demonstrate various movements and exercise prescriptions.  

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