This online continuing education course includes an e-book and exam that
addresses cardiorespiratory fitness appraisal and exercise prescription.
It contains abridged content from Advanced Fitness Assessment and
Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition.
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
A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)
A.5 SCORE System
A.6 Relative Risk Chart
A.7 Lifestyle Evaluation
A.8 Informed Consent
A.9 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes
Appendix B Cardiorespiratory Assessments
B.1 Summary of Graded Exercise Test and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols
B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts
B.3 Step Test Protocols
B.4 OMNI Ratings of Perceived Exertion Scales
B.5 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5
Continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal
trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise science
professionals, and exercise physiologists.
Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a Regents professor emerita at the
University of New Mexico, where she taught physical fitness assessment
and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the
previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of
Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 1996, 2004) as
well as numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing
with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise
prescription. Heyward has received many professional awards, including
Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Illinois and the
State University of New York at Cortland and the SWACSM Recognition
Award for distinguished professional service and achievement.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, golfing, and
snowshoeing. Heyward resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ann L. Gibson, PhD, is an associate professor and researcher in
exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research
interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise.
She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition of Advanced
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription in addition to
coauthoring the seventh edition.
Gibson has presented internationally in the area of obesity research.
She has also published original research in journals such as Medicine
& Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research
Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Bone and Joint
Gibson resides in New Mexico, where she enjoys spending time outdoors
hiking, biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, and gardening.