ACSM's Essentials of Youth Fitness

Essentials of Youth Fitness

Essentials of Youth Fitness, by authors Avery D. Faigenbaum, Ed.D., FACSM, Rhodri S. Lloyd, Ph.D. and Jon L. Oliver, Ph.D., is built on the understanding that youth are not simply smaller adults and a population with specific needs. Blending up-to-date scientific research with real-world application, this text is essential for anyone training youth: youth fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, physiotherapists and sports physicians.

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Teaching Tips and Sample Training Programs are included in this must-have resource that will take youth training to the next level. The text is broken down into these three critical sections

  • Part I: Fundamentals of pediatric exercise science 
  • Part II: Youth fitness development
  • Part III: Key modern-day topics
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Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate Course

Designed for the aspiring youth fitness specialist, ACSM/NYSHSI Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate online course covers the three main sections of ACSM's Essentials of Youth Fitness, preparing you to provide young people with high quality, evidence-based training programs.

Earn the certificate

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