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The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescriptionis a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. The 9th edition focuses on evidence-based recommendations that reflect the latest research and clinical information. This manual is an essential resource for any health/fitness and clinical exercise professional, physician, nurse, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapist, dietician, and health care administrator. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: HEALTH APPRAISAL AND RISK ASSESSMENT
1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity
2 Preparticipation Health Screening
SECTION II: EXERCISE TESTING
3 Preexercise Evaluation
4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation
5 Clinical Exercise Testing
6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Results
SECTION III: EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
7 General Principles of Exercise Prescription
8 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations With Special Considerations and Environmental Considerations
9 Exercise Prescription For Patients With Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease
10 Exercise Prescription for Populations With Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions
11 Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise
SECTION IV: APPENDICES
Appendix A Common Medications
Appendix B Medical Emergency Management
Appendix C Electrocardiogram Interpretation
Appendix D American College of Sports Medicine Certifications
Appendix E Contributing Authors to the Previous Two Editions