ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science

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ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine with author Jeffrey A. Potteiger Ph.D., FACSM, this text provides an engaging, up-to-date overview of exercise science and related areas, such as athletic training and sports medicine. In every chapter, the author illustrates the importance and clinical relevance of each topic in the curriculum and gives you an insider’s view of the profession through fascinating interviews and online video profiles and fieldtrips. 

This fourth edition features: 

  • Project-Based Learning Questions challenge readers to integrate and apply your knowledge to commonly encountered scenarios 

  • Learning objectives, Thinking Critically Questions, and chapter-end Review Questions guide readers to develop an understanding of the concepts 

  • Interview Series on Professional and Career Opportunities in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine highlights the challenges and rewards of these increasingly popular careers, including athletic trainers, physician assistants, and coaches  

The print edition of this title includes access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments, allowing integrated online access to all content for the title. 

Student/individual online resources include: interactive question banks, flash cards, videos, and audio interviews with exercise science professionals. 

Instructor resources include: PowerPoint lecture outlines, test bank, 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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