With a focus on foundational information, the Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition, offers practical application of knowledge and skills associated with standardized health and fitness related tests.
Progressing through 14 easy-to-follow experiential-based learning labs, readers will gain the skills and techniques required for successful completion of the internationally recognized American College of Sport Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist certification (CHFS) or other health and fitness certifications.
The progression of labs through the testing and prescription process, easy-to-follow instructions and forms and worksheets, also make this manual an excellent experiential component for a course in exercise testing and prescription.
Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition, is organized into three sections covering pre-test responsibilities, exercise testing techniques and exercise prescription.
Readers will learn safety procedures and requirements for exercise testing equipment, follow step-by-step instructions for calibration of laboratory instruments and learn guidelines for medical history evaluation, risk factor evaluation and stratification, and informed consent.