Now that you’re on your way to certification, it makes good sense to start building your library, expanding your knowledge, and honing your skills. And, there’s no better way to enhance your practice than with these critically acclaimed ACSM resources.
ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th Edition
This edition of this flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine includes vital updates and changes for effective study and practice. It presents succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients in a newly reorganized format for fast retrieval of information.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-9751-5019-8
Spiral Bound: ISBN: 978-1-9751-5018-1
Connected Book: ISBN: 978-1-9751-8551-0
ACSM’s Career and Business Guide for the Fitness Professional
ACSM’s Career and Business Guide for the Fitness Professional covers the practical aspects of running a successful fitness business and having a successful fitness career. Fitness professionals will have the information they need to start planning their own business and make wise career choices. The book is designed to be very practical and provides forms and succinct how-to instructions for successful business planning.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-60831-195-8
VitalSource eBook: ISBN: 978-1-4698-0042-4
ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise
This practical text provides the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then offers specific strategies, tools, and methods you can use to motivate and inspire your clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy.
Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, the book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master client motivation techniques.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-4511-3211-3
VitalSource eBook: ISBN: 978-1-4698-3876-2
ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults
In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance. The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-60913-647-5
VitalSource eBook: ISBN: 978-1-4698-3613-3
ACSM’s Metabolic Calculations Handbook
This handbook provides a step-by-step approach to using metabolic equations, from basic math principles to applying the equations to an exercise plan. Chapters focus separately on each equation, provide an easy-to-follow process of solving, and demonstrate the varied uses of the equation in clinical as well as fitness settings.
Each chapter includes a set of problems that focus on real-world applications of the equation. Step-by-step problem solution explanations are provided at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive exam at the end of the book tests the reader's skill in using the equations.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-0-7817-4238-2
ACSM’s Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor
ACSM’s Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor gives you the knowledge and the skills you need to effectively lead group exercise. You’ll learn how to take advantage of group dynamics to improve health and well-being. You’ll also discover how to work with clients with special needs, so that everyone can safely benefit from group exercise. Moreover, the book shows how the skills you’ll gain can easily be adapted to different environments, including gyms, studios, recreational facilities, and clubs.
Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this book thoroughly prepares you to become an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor®. Following an introduction, which includes a profile of a group exercise instructor, the book covers such topics as leadership, class design, legal issues and responsibilities, and exercise science. The book’s accompanying video demonstrates how the techniques discussed in the book are put into practice during an actual group exercise class.
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-6083-1196-5
VitalSource eBook: ISBN: 978-1-4511-2434-7
ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®
As an Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® responds to the information needs of fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise leaders, program managers, and other front line health and fitness professionals. The mission of the journal is to promote and distribute accurate, unbiased, and authoritative information on health and fitness. With a complete and compelling format, the journal covers all aspects of exercise science and nutrition research, with components of ACSM certification workshops, current topics of interest to the fitness industry, and continuing education credit opportunities.