Exercise Testing and Prescription by
Call Number: RC683.5.E94 A24 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-24
Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manualfills a void for the health fitness practitioner studying for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. The manual offers a focused, step-by-step presentation of the skills included in the exam. The text includes all the worksheets needed for every lab activity, and it presents 12 case studies to help readers learn how to thoroughly examine and interpret available information on real-life patients in terms of risk factors, appropriate goals, and program design. Labs are easy to understand and provide an excellent tool for test preparation. The text's features include -13 experience-based labs that correspond directly with the practical skills evaluated on the ACSM's Health Fitness Instructor exam, -reference tables and charts that supply all the information necessary to complete the labs, and -sequentially organized information that carries readers progressively through each phase of exercise testing and prescription. Part I,“Pretest Responsibilities,” reviews lab instruments, procedures, and responsibilities as well as risk factor evaluation, informed consent, and medical history. Part II,“Techniques in Exercise Testing,” includes five labs that focus on techniques used to assess the components of health-related fitness, from body fat assessment to ECG placement and monitoring operations. Part III,“Exercise Prescription,” includes labs that address the three phases of exercise prescription and participant goal assessment. The practical examples used throughout Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manualreinforce specific information for readers, providing a solid foundation of knowledge for the Health Fitness Instructor certification. The text is a must-read for anyone preparing for the ACSM exam. This manual is also a good accompaniment to the Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook, Fourth Edition,by Edward T. Howley, PhD, and B. Don Franks, PhD, when preparing for the ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Certification.