ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology

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ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology, second edition

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The Latest in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Published January 2024

ACSM and publishing partner Wolters Kluwer have released a new edition of ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology. This second edition provides total support for success in advanced undergraduate or graduate clinical exercise physiology courses, as well as the Clinical Exercise Physiology certification exam. Lippincott Connect is available for this title.

ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology, second edition provides an evidence-based approach to exercise as intervention for more than 35 conditions commonly encountered in practice — from a host of cardiovascular disorders to immunological/hematological disorders.  

Condition chapters are organized by disease types and divided into sections that cover specific conditions from a pathological and etiological perspective, with additional coverage of important considerations and foundational elements — such as screening, pharmacology, and electrocardiography — ensuring a complete view of clinical exercise physiology. Revised throughout with new content and learning tools: 

  • UPDATED! Expanded coverage of women’s health familiarizes students with the latest clinical exercise physiology approaches to pregnancy and menopause.  

  • NEW! FITT Tables leverage the Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type principle to reinforce effective approaches to exercise prescription in clinical settings.  

  • UPDATED! Case Studies — including several new to this edition — enable students to apply their understanding to realistic clinical scenarios. 

  • NEW! Dynamic ECG animations provide critical practice viewing and interpreting results. 

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Editor Insight - Dr. Walt Thompson