Book Cover
Author Howley, Edward T., 1943-

Title Fitness professional's handbook / Edward T. Howley, Dixie L. Thompson
Edition Sixth edition
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  613.7 How/Fph 2012  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 596 pages : illustrations (some coloured) ; 29 cm
Contents Part I. Activity, health, and fitness -- 1. Health, fitness, and performance -- 2. Health appraisal -- Part II. Scientific foundations -- 3. Functional anatomy and biomechanics -- 4. Exercise physiology -- 5. Nutrition -- 6. Energy costs of physical activity -- Part III. Fitness assessment -- 7. Assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness -- 8. Assessment of body composition -- 9. Assessment of muscular fitness -- 10. Assessment of flexibility and low-back function -- Part IV. Exercise prescription for fitness -- 11. Exercise prescription for cardiorespiratory fitness -- 12. Exercise prescription for weight management -- 13. Exercise prescription for muscular fitness -- 14. Exercise prescription for flexibility and low-back function -- Part V. Special considerations -- 15. Exercise and children and youth -- 16. Exercise and older adults -- 17. Exercise and women's health -- 18. Exercise and heart disease -- 19. Exercise and obesity -- 20. Exercise and diabetes -- 21. Exercise and pulmonary disease -- Part VI. Exercise programming -- 22. Exercise programming for health and fitness -- 23. Behavior change -- 24. Mindful exercise for fitness professionals -- 25. Exercise related to ECG and medications -- 26. Injury prevention and treatment -- 27. Legal considerations
Summary "Fitness Professional's Handbook, Sixth Edition, meets the demands of the evolving fitness profession with a fully updated text based on the latest standards, guidelines, and research from authorities in the field. It serves as an essential resource for students seeking professional certification such as the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist designation as well as those already certified and striving to stay informed amid ongoing advances in research. incorporates information from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the eighth edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. It also includes the American Health Association exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults, older adults, children, and those with special needs. The following are among the most significant changes to the sixth edition: Expanded case studies to provide practical learning experiences. -- Addition of the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) test. -- Updates based on the most recent dietary guidelines and current standards for nutrient intake -- New sections on measurement of physical activity. -- Introduction to the Exercise Is Medicine program of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association. -- A new chapter on legal considerations."--Back cover
Notes Rev. ed. of: Fitness professional's handbook / Edward T. Howley, B. Don Franks. c2007. 5th ed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Physical fitness -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physical fitness -- Physiology.
Health behavior.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physical fitness -- Testing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Fitness -- physiology.
Health Behavior.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Thompson, Dixie L., 1960-
LC no. 2011043137
ISBN 9781450411172 (print)
1450411177 (print)