This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.25

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 20.0

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages - 8th Edition

$199.00$269.00

NEW 8th Edition Book! 

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. 

If you choose 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.

Pricing and format options for this program:

Buy your own textbook: $199

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.25

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 20.0

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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.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic format with HK ebook: $269

Buy your own textbook: $199

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And, if your program includes an ebook, you will receive a separate email containing your keycode to access your ebook. In this case, the original email with access to your workbook and test will also include instructions for using your keycode to access your ebook.

If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.25

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 20.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

KIPS 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 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

Description

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.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Describe the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription and exercise program adherence for all age groups.
  • Assess cardiorespiratory fitness and design cardiorespiratory exercise programs for all age groups.
  • Assess muscular fitness and design resistance training programs for all age groups.
  • Assess body composition and design weight management and body composition programs for all age groups.
  • Assess flexibility and design programs for flexibility and low back care for all age groups.
  • Assess balance for varied age groups and design balance programs with a focus on the older adult.

Course Features

Electronic Format option

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
  • 83-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook option

This option includes:

  • 83-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide: Ann Gibson’s, Dale Wagner’s and Vivian Heyward’s 560-page book Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1492561347
ISBN-10: 1492561347
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Accessing Human Kinetics eBooks

Accessing Human Kinetics eBooks using your keycode is as easy as 1-2-3

  • We will provide you with a keycode/access code after you place your order.
  • You create an account on the VitalSource Bookshelf (if you don’t already have one) and redeem/enter the code.
  • After that you will access your eBook by logging into your account on the Vital Source platform and your access will never expire.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease

Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
Cardiovascular Disease
Hypertension
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Tobacco
Diabetes Mellitus
Obesity and Overweight
Metabolic Syndrome
Cancer
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Aging
Cognitive Performance
Exercise as Medicine
Review Material

Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification

Preliminary Health Evaluation
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
Review Material

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I like the format of AAHF program materials. I found the workbook and quizzes supplied very helpful to learn the material and prepare for the test. Thank you!

Dennis Horton
NSCA (CSCS)

My AAHF program was straight forward, concise, and relative.

Jennifer Fleming
NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA

I am very happy with each of the four home study CEC courses I have taken from AAHF and will be back for more!

Peter Ronai
NASM, ACSM, NSCA