This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 13.25

NASM 1.9

CPTN 14.0

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

WITS 20.0

VBPT 13.25 - Type 1

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages - 7th Edition

$199.00

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 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.

Note: This program uses the 7th Edition Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription book by Vivian Heyward and Ann Gibson which you are responsible for providing

If you choose to complete a program based on the 8th Edition, please go back to the list of programs and choose Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Ages – 8th 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

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

WITS 20.0

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbook: $199

Once you choose your format above, more information will be displayed about materials and access for that format. If you purchase a program, regardless of which format you purchase, you will receive emails with links to your workbook, test and instructions.

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

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

WITS 20.0

Description

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. AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced, AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; 2= Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Therapuetic Intervetion; 5= Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility): 1, 2, 4 

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 2017 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.

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.

Program Author:

Tammy Petersen is the Founder and a Partner of the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF).

She has written two books on older adult fitness and designed corresponding training programs. Her first book, Functionally Fit, teaches certified nurse aides how to provide daily functional strength training as an accepted and expected part of the daily care plan for the chronic long-term care and assisted living patient. Her second book, SrFit, is the basis for an advanced training home study course approved for continuing education credits with the major personal trainer certification organizations and the Board of Certification for athletic trainers.

Her educational background includes Bachelor of Science degrees in marketing and economics from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. In addition, she holds a Master of Science in Education in health and fitness, with an emphasis in geriatrics, from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Additional information:

This program allows you to use the 7th edition of this book.  

The most recent edition–8th edition–includes recent ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs, but other than that, there are not really any material updates. 

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.

The textbook for the program is Vivian Heyward’s and Ann Gibson’s 537-page book Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (which you purchase separately in your chosen format from Amazon or another bookseller.)

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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

Buy Your Own Book Option

This option includes:

  • Workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes
  • You provide Vivian Heyward and Ann Gibson’s 537-page book Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition

 

New ACSM Guidelines

This program allows you to use the 7th edition of this book. If you 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.

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

Online Test

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease

Chapter 2: Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification

Chapter 3: Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence

Chapter 4: Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Chapter 5: Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs

Chapter 6: Assessing Muscular Fitness

Chapter 7: Designing Resistance Training Programs

Chapter 8: Assessing Body Composition

Chapter 9: Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs

Chapter 10: Assessing Flexibility

Chapter 11: Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care

Chapter 12: Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs

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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