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Barbara A. Bushman, PhD, FASCM, is certified as a program director and exercise specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is a professor at Missouri State University. She received her PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Toledo and has teaching experience in identification of health risks, exercise testing and prescription, anatomy, and physiology. Bushman also is the associate editor of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer and a reviewer for ACSM’s Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Women & Health, and ACSM’s Health &Fitness Journal. She has been a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1999, serving on the ACSM Media Referral Network.
Barbara Bushman, editor of ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, reflected on previous physical activity guidelines as well as provide an overview of current recommendations, including research-based guidance provided in the 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on prescribing exercise for apparently healthy adults. Suggestions on simple fitness assessments as well as exercise programming examples for various fitness levels and health conditions are provided.
There are no continuing education credits attached to this webinar. For questions, visit www.HumanKinetics.com/WebinarFAQs.
The Raising the Bar webinar series provides personal trainers, group fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness enthusiasts with another avenue to obtain practical fitness information and education. We have covered a wide range of topics, some of which include stretching, group fitness instruction, nutrition, balance training, and aquatic exercise.