This continuing education course includes a text, study guide, and exam
to help fitness professionals perform activity counseling, design
programs, modify exercise, demonstrate exercise, incorporate
functionally integrated exercise, prevent injuries, and perform
follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients.
Suggest client support based on client profiling (learning styles and personality styles).
Describe the role and provide examples of extrinsic motivation and apply motivational techniques that will reinforce intrinsic change to healthy behaviors.
Explain the principle that exercise modifications and functional progressions personalize the prescription.
Select a cardiovascular exercise mode and test protocol that are suitable for your client’s age, sex, anticipated mode of exercise, and health and fitness status.
Identify the strengths, weaknesses, and sources of measurement error of laboratory and field-based body composition assessment tools.
Select and identify the objectives of appropriate assessments of your client’s muscle balance.
Identify the resistance training methods that will meet your client’s needs, time constraints, experience, motivation, and level of condition.
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition CE Course combines the science and art of individualized exercise prescription. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and skills to perform activity counseling, design programs, modify exercise, demonstrate exercise, incorporate functionally integrated exercise, prevent injuries, and perform follow-up monitoring for clients with a variety of abilities. Seven models present the skills involved in counseling, prescription, and working with clients. Each model serves as a menu of options for each decision in the prescription process. The client-centered approach covers these areas:
Musculoskeletal exercise design
Cardiovascular exercise prescription
Resistance training prescription
Muscle balance and flexibility prescription
Weight management prescription
The accompanying text, Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, offers simulated initial interviews with clients, case studies, exercise prescription worksheets, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. Students also gain access to more than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients. Expansive information on exercise prescription for aging adults also offers specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic
Using reliable field tests, nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, both current and future professionals will be able to help clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain an active lifestyle.
Part I: Foundations of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
Chapter 9. Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model
Energy Sources and Metabolism
Integrating Activity into Lifestyle
Weight Management Prescription Model
Part III: Exercise Prescription for Injuries and Older Adults
Chapter 10. Causes and Prevention of Overuse Injuries
Team Approach to Injury Management
Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries
Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries
Exercise Prescription for Injured Clients
Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness
Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Specific Injuries
Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis
Low Back Pain
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Chapter 12. Exercise and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Older Adults
Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Older Adults
Benefits of Physical Activity in Older Adults
Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults
Aging Effects and Exercise Training Benefits
Preexercise Screening and Assessment
Exercise Component Guidelines
Functional Exercise Design
Client-Centered Functional Exercise Prescription
Chapter 14. Functional Mobility and Aging
Early Functional Mobility Limitations
Functional Mobility Classifications
Domains of Functional Mobility
Disablement Process Model
Functional Mobility Screening and Assessment
Functional Mobility Screening Tool
Client-Centered Functional Mobility Prescription
A continuing education course for health and fitness instructors,
personal trainers, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning
specialists working with a variety of clients.
John C. Griffin, MSc, is an award-winning retired professor,
private consultant, speaker, writer for public and private sector
organizations, and coach for more than 40 years. Griffin has authored
more than 100 publications, including the first two editions of
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription. He also contributed chapters
in the grade 12 Exercise Sciences and Healthy Active Living
textbooks. Recently he has conducted research on the functional mobility
of older adults and developed a screening tool and exercise prescription
algorithm. John worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
on the national certification for personal fitness trainers and is a
national course conductor and examiner. Working with the National
Fitness Leadership Advisory Council, John coauthored the first national
standards for exercise leaders in Canada. He has received awards from
NFLAC, OASES, Ontario Fitness Council, George Brown College, Province of
Ontario, Australian Sport and Fitness Council, and the Mimico Lacrosse
Association. He has lectured in Finland, Australia, Sweden, the United
States, and Canada.