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ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fifth Edition

ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fifth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines to help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings in a safe environment. This authoritative guide provides a blueprint for health and fitness facilities to elevate the standard of care you provide your members, as well as enhance their exercise experience.

This easy-to-use reference will help managers and staff save time and expense with ready-to-use templates, including questionnaires, informed consent forms, and evaluation forms. The appendixes contain supplemental forms, including sample preventive maintenance schedules, checklists, and court and facility dimensions, and they point to sources that offer additional support materials for operating a facility.

Key Topics

  • preparticipation screening
  • orientation, education, and supervision of members
  • emergency planning and procedures
  • professional staff and independent contractors
  • operating procedures
  • facility design and construction
  • facility equipment
  • signage


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