ACSMs Exercise Testing and Prescription

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ACSM’s Exercise Testing and Prescription


ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription

ACSM’s Exercise Testing and Prescription is an essential resource for undergraduate students studying exercise physiology, as well as a complementary resource for preparing for ACSM certifications. This updated edition is fully aligned with the eleventh edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.  

The second edition guides the reader to a deeper understanding of topics from physical activity to screening to prescription. Extensive coverage on addressing exercise testing, prescription, and progression for a variety of special populations includes: 

  • Frequency, intensity, time, and type (FITT) tables, which expand on the FITT principle presented in ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

  • Real-world case studies selected specifically for the special population to bridge the gap between science and practice.

  • Integrated case study questions to guide the reader through assessment and prescription.  

  • Additional resources – see this sample video for more. 

Student/individual online resources include: video clips highlighting appropriate assessments and exercises, online case studies, interactive question bank. 

Instructor resources include: PowerPoint lecture outlines, test and image banks. Instructors interested in adopting the new edition of this title can request more information here

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ACSMs Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 11th edition

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.

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