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This valuable resource is the official ACSM preparatory tool for the ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM exam and provides coverage of program design, behavior modification, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise leadership along with discussions of anatomy and physiology, psychology, emergency techniques, exercise leadership programs, and legal issues. It includes the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) used to improve, maintain, and/or optimize health-related components of physical fitness and performance.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD AND PROFESSION OF PERSONAL TRAINING Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Training Chapter 2: Career Track for Professional Personal Trainers
Part II: THE SCIENCE OF PERSONAL TRAINING Chapter 3: Anatomy and Kinesiology Chapter 4: Applied Biomechanics Chapter 5: Exercise Physiology Chapter 6: Nutrition and Human Performance
Part III: BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION Chapter 7: Bringing Coaching to Personal Training Chapter 8: How We Change: Behavior Change and Personal Training Chapter 9: Personal Trainer-Client Relationship: Partnership for Growth Chapter 10: Motivational Tools Chapter 11: Training the Whole Client: Putting It All Together
Part IV: INITIAL CLIENT SCREENING Chapter 12: The Initial Client Consultation Chapter 13: Screening and Risk Stratification Chapter 14: Client Fitness Assessments
Part V: DEVELOPING THE EXERCISE PROGRAM Chapter 15: Program Design Chapter 16: Resistance Training Programs Chapter 17: Cardiorespiratory Training Programs Chapter 18: Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs Chapter 19: Sequencing the Personal Training Program Chapter 20: Special Populations
Part VI: THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING Chapter 21: Business Basics and Planning Chapter 22: Legal Issues and Responsibilities
Appendix: American College of Sports Medical Certifications