ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-05
  • Publisher: LWW
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The single most internationally read and referenced text in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness, this manual succinctly summarizes recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased individuals. This gold-standard text is a convenient, one-stop resource for the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be mastered by candidates for all ACSM certifications. Written by international experts in numerous fields, the Eighth Edition is fully compatible with newly released physical activity guidelines from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and state-of-the-art, research-based recommendations. A companion website for instructors will offer a test generator, an image bank, PowerPoint slides, and a WebCT/BlackBoard-ready course cartridge. A student Website will offer the fully searchable text.

Table of Contents

Nota Bene
Health Appraisal, Risk Assessment, And Safety Of Exercise
Benefits and Risks Associated With Physical Activity
Pre-Participation Health Screening and Risk Stratification
Exercise Testing
Pre-Exercise Evaluations
Health-Related Physical Testing and Interpretation
Clinical Exercise Testing
Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Data
Exercise Prescription
General Principles of Exercise Prescription
Exercise Prescription For Healthy Populations and Special Considerations
Exercise Prescription For Patients With Cardiac Disease
Exercise Prescription For Other Clinical Populations
Common Medications
Emergency Management
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation
Metabolic Calculations
Environmental Considerations
American College of Sports Medicine Certifications
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