Fully aligned with the latest edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, ACSM’s Exercise Testing and Prescription, 2nd Edition, equips students and practitioners to confidently collect, interpret, and act upon physical fitness data for healthy and special populations.
Reflecting the unsurpassed expertise of the American College of Sports Medicine, this practical text walks users through the process of selecting and administering fitness assessment, interpreting results, and drafting exercise prescriptions in line with proven Guidelines parameters. The updated 2nd Edition is optimized for today’s learners, combining clear, concise writing with dynamic visuals to keep readers engaged, clarify essential concepts and practices, and prepare users for confident clinical practice.
• UPDATED! Alignment with ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th Edition, equips students with the most current professional assessment and prescriptive techniques.
• UPDATED! Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type (FITT) tables align exercise prescription information with the latest Guidelines recommendations for effective practice.
• UPDATED! Comprehensive Case Studies reinforce the practical application of chapter concepts and provide a contextual framework for working with special populations.
• Case study questions test students’ comprehension and application of assessment and prescription.