This online continuing education course includes an e-book and exam that
addresses flexibility 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
Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course provides a detailed look at flexibility appraisal and exercise prescription in healthy populations and older adults. It covers how to design a customized program to enhance a client’s or athlete’s flexibility and presents training principles and stretching methods for low back care. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.
Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course advances current understanding of flexibility assessment with guidelines for creating stretching programs, including the use of stretching and active warm-up for increased flexibility. Readers will also learn the following:
Dynamic stretching and constant-tension stretching
Physiological mechanisms underlying improvements in range of motion
Whole-body vibration training as an adjunct to flexibility training
Stretching and its effect on maximal muscle performance
Comparison of active and passive stretching
The required reading, Flexibility Fitness Assessment and Prescription, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014).
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 F Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
F.2 Exercise Dos and Don’ts
F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care
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.