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, dietitians, and health care administrators.
- Learn more about key changes from GETP9 to GETP10 in this pre-recorded webinar here
- An easy-to-read infographic on the ACSM Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening Recommendations can be found here
- Learn how to apply the ACSM Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening algorithm in the video found here
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