Fitness Professional's Handbook, 7th Edition
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About the Editor
Edward T. Howley, PhD, FACSM, FNAK, earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He then completed a one-year postdoctoral appointment at Penn State University and was hired in 1970 as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Howley taught a variety of courses, including an undergraduate course in fitness testing and prescription and undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus.
In addition to the previous editions of this book, Dr. Howley has authored three books, four book chapters, and more than 60 research articles dealing with exercise physiology, fitness testing, and prescription. He is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and served as chair of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 2006-2007. In 2007-08 he served on the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee that evaluated the science related to physical activity and health and generated a report for use by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to write the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Most of Dr. Howley’s volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He was involved in the development of certification programs and served as president in 2002-03. He served as editor in chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal for seven years and as chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit meeting. In 2007, Howley was recognized for his professional contributions with the ACSM Citation Award. In his leisure time, he likes to golf, ride his bike, travel, and play with his grandchildren.
Dixie L. Thompson, PhD, FACSM, FNAK, is vice provost and dean of the graduate school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a professor in the department of kinesiology, recreation, and sports studies. She graduated from the 2008 class of the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held at Bryn Mawr College. The Summer Institute is a professional development program dedicated to the advancement of female leaders in administration of higher education. She also participated in the 2009-2010 Academic Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium.
Dr. Thompson focuses her research on the health benefits of exercise for women and techniques used for body composition assessment. She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications and numerous articles for fitness professionals and general audiences. She is a former associate editor in chief for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal and former editor in chief for ACSM's Fit Society Page Newsletter.
Dr. Thompson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the ACSM Board of Trustees. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. She is a past president of the Southeast Chapter of ACSM and former chair of the Physical Fitness Council for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Thompson received her BA in physical education and MA in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD from the University of Virginia.
ExcerptsAerobic Training Methods
Changing Lifestyle To Promote A Healthy Weight
Exercise And Heart Disease: Typical Prescription
Pre Activity Screening Procedures
Articles & LinksEnhanced E Book Combines Videos, Tables, And Art With A Leading Fitness Text
Prepare For Fitness Certification With Accompanying Online Video
AncillariesAll ancillary materials for this text are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/FitnessProfessionalsHandbook.
Instructor guide. Completely updated for this edition, the instructor guide includes a syllabus; course outlines that detail lecture topics and lab and classroom activities; initial and final practical exams, including checklists for easy grading; and a laboratory notebook that students can use to track their completion of 12 fitness assessment and programming activities.
Test package. Includes more than 650 questions, including true or false, multiple choice, and short answer and essay questions. The questions have been updated to reflect the new content added to the text.
Chapter quizzes. These new learning management system (LMS)-compatible, ready-made quizzes can be used to measure student learning of the most important concepts for each chapter. More than 350 unique multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer and essay questions are included.
Presentation package plus image bank. Contains more than 700 slides that present the textbook material in a lecture-friendly format, including art, photos, and tables pulled from the text. The image bank contains most of the art, tables, content photos, and reproducible forms from the text. Instructors may print the reproducible forms and use the art, tables, and photos to create class presentations.
The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925- 2925-5
Web resource. Includes a library of online video clips. Twenty four video clips are included and correspond to key techniques covered in the book, particularly those which benefit from the presentation in video form. The web resource also includes fillable and printable versions of many of the forms found in the text, as well as bi-annual industry updates and references from the authors.
The web resource is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-2927-9