Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition
Continuing education exam
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course provides a detailed look at fitness appraisal and exercise prescription for cardiorespiratory health. Readers will find the latest information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, protocols and norms for testing children and older adults, and field tests for assessing aerobic fitness. Design of cardiorespiratory programs is also covered, including aerobic training methods and modes, as well as the design of individualized exercise programs. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course reflects current guidelines and recommendations, including ACSM guidelines for medical exams and exercise testing requirements before starting exercise programs. Readers will also learn the following:
Updated statistics on the risk of adverse cardiac events during exercise testing
Field methods for predicting maximum heart rate
The importance of monitoring during bench step tests
Protocols for assessing the cardiorespiratory fitness levels of children
Research substantiating the link between physical activity and disease risk
Additional OMNI pictorial scales for ratings of perceived exertion during exercise
The latest ACSM FITT-VP principle for designing aerobic exercise programs
The required reading, Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment and Prescription, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014).
Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Definition of Terms
Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures