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Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™
Home Study Course

This AAHF Specialty Course includes a One Year Professional MFN Membership.
Free Access Code Will Be Emailed To You From The Medical Fitness Network.

New! Buy your own book from Amazon or another bookseller*
and then order the workbook and test package from AAHF for only $199!

*Choose your book type — new or used hardcopy, ebook, or even rent!
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Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™ certificate package includes a workbook and instructions for online testing. The textbook for the program is the 456-page ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases & Disabilities - 3rd Edition by the American College of Sports Medicine; Editors J. Larry Durstine, Geoffrey Moore, Patricia Painter, Scott Roberts (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.

Using the information below, go to Amazon to choose your book format and complete your textbook purchase through Amazon. Then, come back to AAHF to purchase the rest of your materials/certificate package.

Book title: ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities -3rd Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0736074339
ISBN-10: 0736074333

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This course is approved for
the following CECs/CEUs:

ACE 2.0 (ACSM and the YMCA accept
AFAA 15.0
BCRPA 20.0
BOC Category A 9.75
CPTN 7.0
HFPA 2.0
ISSA 20.0
KIPS 2.0
NAFC 2.0
NASM 1.9
NASN 2.0
NETA 20.0
NFPT 2.0
PTA Global 20.0
SFA 2.0
WITS 20.0

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 9.75 Category A hours/CEUs.

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Exercise Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities for All Ages™ home study continuing education course presents the latest research and applications for integrating exercise into the treatment of 49 chronic diseases and disabilities. The text book was developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A framework is established for determining functional capacity in persons with chronic diseases and disabilities and guidance in developing appropriate exercise programming to optimize functional capacity and reduce the compounding effects of exercise intolerance. The text format allows quick access to the pathology of interest, training and response to exercise, management of medications, and recommendations and special considerations of exercise testing and programming. Within the text, diseases and disorders are organized into seven sections: cardiovascular diseases; pulmonary diseases; metabolic diseases; immunological and hematological disorders; orthopedic diseases and disabilities; neuromuscular disorders; and cognitive, psychological, and sensory disorders. Exercise is presented as a viable component in the care and treatment of chronic disease and disability that can positively affect functional capacity and slow or prevent exercise intolerance.

This course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing research based continuing education for health and fitness professionals (exercise physiologists, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, nurses, physicians, health and fitness instructors, and clinical program directors; also a textbook for students studying chronic disease, disabilities, or multiple conditions) who wish to dramatically increase their knowledge utilizing exercise as a viable component in the care and treatment of chronic disease and disability that can positively affect functional capacity and slow or prevent exercise intolerance.

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.

Return Policy

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.

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