Course components are delivered as printed products:
ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Second Edition book
- Study guide
- Continuing education exam
Physical activity and nutrition can have a major impact on an individual’s current and future health. Essentials of Fitness & Health, Second Edition CE Course
, merges research-based, scientific information with practical and adaptable plans to help you construct a customized program. This course provides simple ways to assess your client’s current health status and, using the insights gained, enhance an exercise program as well as make optimal nutrition decisions that support personal goals.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
- List the health-related benefits gained through regular participation in physical activity and exercise.
- Know the importance of following the recommended dietary guidelines for the overall improvement of health.
- Understand the purpose of evaluating the health status of potential participants in fitness programs.
- Recommend an appropriate fitness program for a potential participant based on the preparticipation health screening and fitness test results.
- Develop exercise programs that include activities that promote aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, and neuromotor fitness.
- Calculate and interpret body mass index (BMI) for an individual, and determine the individual’s daily energy requirements.
- Select an effective exercise program for weight management based on the role that energy balance and exercise plays in weight loss and weight management.
- Create individual exercise programs and recognize exercise precautions for people in certain age groups, as well as for those with chronic diseases and specific health conditions.
Table of Contents
Part I. Fit, Active, and Healthy
Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Physical Activity and Nutrition
Embracing Physical Activity: A Complete Exercise Program
Balancing Nutrition: Recommended Dietary Guidelines
Promoting Healthy Habits: Getting Started and Staying Motivated
Part II. Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You
Improving Your Aerobic Fitness
Enhancing Your Muscular Fitness
Increasing Your Flexibility
Sharpening Your Functional Fitness
Part III. Fitness and Health for Every Age
Children and Adolescents: Birth to Age 17
Adults: Ages 18 to 64
Older Adults: Ages 65 and Older
Part IV. Fitness and Health for Every Body
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Arthritis and Joint Health
Pregnancy and Postpartum
Learning Activities Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet