Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages – 8th Edition
$199.00 – $269.00
NEW 8th Edition Book!
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
|ACSM 20.0||BCRPA 20.0||BOC Category A 13.25|
|CPTN 14.0||HFPA 20.0||ISSA 20.0|
|KIPS 2.0||NAFC 2.0||NASM 1.9|
|NETA 20.0||NFPT 2.0||NSCA 2.0|
|PTAG 20.0||SFA 2.0||WITS 20.0|
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 13.25 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13.25 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430
Pricing and Format Options For This Program:
Electronic Format with HK eBook : $269
Buy your own textbook: $199.00
This program is based on the latest 8th Edition textbook which you are responsible for purchasing if you choose the “buy your own textbook option”. If you want to complete a program based on the 7th Edition, please go back to the list of programs and choose Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages – 7th edition.
This most recent (8th edition)–includes recent ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs. If you do choose to use the 7th edition textbook, please be sure to educate yourself on the new ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing to consider before beginning exercise programs.
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The Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages course bridges the gap between research and practice by covering the latest exercise testing and prescription guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as well as physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government and American Heart Association. It also takes into account recent ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs.
The text synthesizes research and practice with concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to clearly convey how assessments from physical fitness testing inform the design of individualized exercise programs. It is an invaluable resource for health and fitness professionals—athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches–who want to increase their knowledge, skill, and competence in assessing clients’ fitness and designing individualized exercise programs.
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages is a home study continuing education course for health and fitness professionals to safely and accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance; then design safe and effective programs for resistance training, weight management, body composition, flexibility, low back care, and balance for all ages.
This course is offered in a distance-learning format providing research based continuing education for health and fitness professionals who wish to dramatically increase their knowledge of fitness assessment and exercise programming for all ages of clients.
Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.
1. Explain an overview of physical activity as related to health and chronic disease for people of all ages; and, explain preliminary health screening and risk classification.
2. Describe the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription and exercise program adherence for all age groups.
3. Assess cardiorespiratory fitness and design cardiorespiratory exercise programs for all age groups.
4. Assess muscular fitness and design resistance training programs for all age groups.
5. Assess body composition and design weight management and body composition programs for all age groups.
6. Assess flexibility and design programs for flexibility and low back care for all age groups.
7. Assess balance for varied age groups and design balance programs with a focus on the older adult.
Electronic Format with eBook included option — The Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages certificate package for this option includes the ebook version of Ann Gibson’s, Dale Wagner’s and Vivian Heyward’s 560-page book Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition with Online Video and an 83-page workbook. Instructions for completing the multiple-choice/true-false online test and obtaining CECs are also included.
Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.
Buy your own textbook option – The Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages certificate package for this option includes a workbook and instructions for online testing. The textbook for the program is Ann Gibson’s, Dale Wagner’s and Vivian Heyward’s 560-page book Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition (which you purchase separately in your chosen format from Amazon or another bookseller.)
Note: The workbook and test instructions for this course are made available for immediate access and download after purchase through AAHF. Nothing is mailed. (Used books may not have access to video content that is included with new books by the book publisher, but these videos are not needed to complete the program as they are only study tools and do not provide new material.)
Book title: Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription – 8th Edition with Online Video
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease
Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Obesity and Overweight
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Exercise as Medicine
Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification
Preliminary Health Evaluation
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence
Physical Fitness Testing
Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design
Exercise Program Adherence
Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity
Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Definition of Terms
Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures
Maximal Exercise Test Protocols
Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols
Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness
Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adults
Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
The Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
Personalized Exercise Programs
Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
Definition of Terms
Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
Muscular Power Assessment
Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing
Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults
Muscular Fitness Testing of Children
Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Common Questions About Resistance Training
Effects of Resistance Training Programs
Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition
Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measures
Body Composition Models
Reference Methods for Assessing Body Composition
Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition
Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs
Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends
Obesity: Types and Causes
Weight Management Principles and Practices
Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps
Designing Weight Loss Programs
Designing Weight Gain Programs
Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition
Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
Basics of Flexibility
Assessment of Flexibility
Flexibility Testing of Older Adults
Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs
Definitions and Nature of Balance
Factors Affecting Balance and Risk of Falling
Assessment of Balance
Designing Balance Training Programs
Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal
A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+)
A.2 Medical History Questionnaire
A.3 Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Disease
A.4 Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+)
A.5 Lifestyle Evaluation
A.6 Fantastic Lifestyle Checklist
A.7 Informed Consent
A.8 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 Rating of Perceived Exertion Scales
B.5 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5
Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercise and Norms
C.1 Standardized Testing Protocols for Digital Handheld Dynamometry
C.2 1-RM Squat and Bench Press Norms for Adults
C.3 Isometric Exercises
C.4 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises
Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments
D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume
D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements
D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson’s Generalized Skinfold Equations
D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements
D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements
D.6 Ashwell Body Shape Chart
Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure
E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile
E.2 Physical Activity Log
E.3 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities
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
If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.
Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.
Evaluations prior to new system.
|Submission Date||First Name||Last Name||Enter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:||Promotional materials were accurate and complete.||Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.||The course content met my expectations.||How will you apply the content of this course to your work?||What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?||How did you hear about this course?||Would you recommend this course to a friend?|
|2017-12-30 16:10:09||Moazam||Rauf||NASM||Agree||Agree||Agree||I train clients of all ages so this course helped me better understand their needs and in establishing safer training protocols for them||I would like the textbook, test, workbook all on one website to make it easier to access.||on the NASM website under course providers|
|2017-12-24 11:53:35||Marci||Murphy||BOC, NSCA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Teaching.||Conflicting information. One sheet said 60 questions in 60 minutes but actual test was 100 questions.||Yes|
|2017-12-16 17:20:43||Michelle||Boe||NASM||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||I hope to do more personal training||would love it if the book was made available for purchase instead of an e book||website||Yes|
|2017-12-14 17:25:13||Lana||Johns||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I work with all age groups with varying goals.||None. All good.||This is my go to site for ceu||Yes|
|2017-12-09 14:55:34||Bill||May||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Have a greater appreciation for balance and flexibility training for older adults and intend to incorporate that into my sessions with them||INITIALLY i HAD A DIFFICULT TIME DOWNLOADING THE COURSE THROUGH aDOBE READER.||NSCA continuing ed outreach||Yes|
|2017-11-03 16:19:27||CSCS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||better exercises prescription guidelines||great course; very informative||online||Yes|
|2017-10-27 10:56:42||NSCA||Agree||Agree||Agree||i am a fitness professional so I use it everydat||n/a||through nsca||Yes|
|2017-08-03 20:32:43||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will be able to utilize the guidelines while designing programs for my clients.||Some of the information in the study guide did not match what was in the text.||Yes|
|2017-08-02 09:42:35||American Academy of Health and Fitness||Agree||Agree||Agree||Found under pre-approved NASM CEUs||Yes|
|2017-07-21 15:25:13||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||very informative and will help me to perform better and more accurate test assessments and create more effective and custom design workouts for my clients||to use more visual tools like diagrams and tables (on one page), that I can use when working w/ clients||CPTN website||Yes|
|2017-06-18 21:53:36||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Very useful since I apply all the material in my job as a Fitness Specialist to elderly patients. Now i can apply more assessment test as well as in prove in provide better prescription to the patients.||course and test were very understandable. It'll be nice to provide the course for spanish speaking people like my coworkers who dont know how to study in english.||some how came across the certification just browsing online.||Yes|
|2017-05-22 20:09:36||WITS||Agree||Agree||Agree||To design advanced weight training programs.||e-mail.||Yes|
|2017-05-02 14:05:38||ISSA||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will use the extensive academic knowledge that I have obtained through this course for re-certification and continuing education, as well as practical applications in my career as a certified personal trainer and as certified fitness nutrition specialist.||The course material, though very informative, loses it's impact through use of over applied technical terms and emphasis on research references as opposed to actual applicable knowledge.||I received an email while working within the mental health and medical field.||Yes|
|2017-01-22 01:46:14||AAHF||Agree||Agree||Agree||It will give me a more accurate outcome.||Yes|
|2017-01-08 18:11:11||ISSA||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||I have learned a great deal and will definitely incorporate some of the material I learned into assessing and training my clients.||ISSA||Yes|
|2016-11-02 22:40:23||AFAA||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||I will be able to continue training my clients and helping them reach there fitness and wellness goals.||website||Yes|
|2016-07-03 08:24:43||NASM, ACSM, NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||The material is consistent with one of my courses I teach at my university and with material I present at conferences. This was an excellent review. Thank You!||The new ACSM pre-activity screening algorithm came out in November of 2015 in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and will appear in the new edition of the ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription (in March). A few minor additions and edits to pre-activity screening , Chapter 2 will be warranted at that time.||By email because I have taken other AAHF courses before.|
Thank you again for a great continuing education class and a seamless process and great customer service.
|2016-04-20 10:48:59||wits||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use it in dealing with clients and prospects.||The course was very informative and useful.||aahf website and human kinetics||Yes|
|2016-03-06 08:06:39||NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||To conduct safe, valid and purposeful assessments before designing clients' based training programmes.||Q&A sessions in each chapters are good for quick references in order to solve problems.||From NASM course providers lists||Yes|
|2016-02-27 13:03:23||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||I will use it for assessing clients and developing exercise plans.||The course was challenging and very detailed.||I found it online.||Yes|
|2016-01-02 14:43:03||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2015-12-30 22:35:54||BOC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||It was a good overview of the fitness assessment needed for use in a clinical and instructional setting.||None||Website and colleague||Yes|
|2015-12-11 22:46:20||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will apply this course work when assessing clients and evaluating exercises programs||Yes|
|2015-12-11 13:17:20||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||This will allow me to better assess my clients and design realistic and flexible exercise programs to help them achieve their fitness goals.||The textbook was great although for my purposes some of the details regarding measurements in determining body composition was a little overwhelming and didn't add value to what information I need to excel as a personal trainer. I did like that they explained that there are differences among ethnicity, gender, etc.||Online search for continuing education credits. I have also taken the Jr Fitness Course. The courses are reasonably priced and convenient.||Yes|
|2015-11-22 18:02:17||ACSM||Agree||Agree||Agree||H.R body comp, health council, etc||I stressed on line. Did not have internet, hate not having more mail options, in this high tech life.||on line||Yes|
|2015-10-09 22:33:08||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Certification requirement CEC; Assessment and Prescribing of Clients.||Yes|
|2015-07-14 14:37:41||ACE||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||In every aspect. This is a thorough and very useful course for everyday as well as a reference.||Excellent!||ACE||Yes|
|2015-03-15 21:00:39||Wits||Agree||Agree||Neutral||Safely and effectively.||Would like to see more hands on type of knowledge. For example, more calisthenic exercises.||The Wits continuing education website.||Yes|
|2015-01-29 18:38:55||NASM||Agree||Agree||Neutral||Review of training knowledge and skills, especially|
|Edit the workbook more carefully||took Senior Fit program before||Yes|
|2015-01-17 14:02:37||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|