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Table of Contents
Part 1 Overview 1 Understanding Physical Activity and Exercise 2 Physical Activity Preparticipation and Screening Guidelines Part 2 Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants 3 Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants 4 Muscular Strength and Endurance Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants 5 Flexibility Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants 6 Body Composition and Weight Management Part 3 Exercise Programming for Special Populations 7 Exercise for Individuals With Controlled Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Metabolic Diseases 8 Exercise Programming for Individuals With Musculoskeletal Limitations 9 Exercise Programming Across the Lifespan: Children and Adolescents, Pregnant Women, and Older Adults Part 4 Behavior Change 10 Theories of Behavior Change 11 Facilitating Health Behavior Change 12 Healthy Stress Management Part 5 Business 13 Legal Structure and Terminology 14 Leadership and Management 15 General Health Fitness Management 16 Marketing 17 Professional Behaviors and Ethics