ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-09
  • Publisher: LWW
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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  

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