Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook

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Human Kinetics, Jan 1, 1997 - Condition physique - Guides, manuels, etc - 538 pages
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Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available for health and fitness professionals who want to learn about the latest advances in physical fitness. Respected exercise scientists Edward T. Howley and B. Don Franks have teamed up with eight contributors to provide the latest information on the following: the scientific foundations of physical activity and fitness; nutrition, body composition, and weight management; the components of fitness; exercise prescription; and exercise programming considerations. This third edition has been updated according to 1995 ACSM objectives for Health/Fitness Instructor and Exercise Leader certifications and the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Plus, the book features a better organization with a heavier focus on exercise prescription; new chapters on metabolic costs of physical activity, weight management, and exercise prescription for special populations; new in-text reviews linked to learning objectives; and case studies for every chapter.

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Edward Howley received his BS degree from Manhattan College and his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a one-year post-doctoral appointment at Penn State University and began his career at the University of Tennessee in 1970. He taught a variety of courses in physiology, exercise physiology and fitness testing and prescription over 36 years. He also served as an administrator of the Exercise Science program/department. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has received several awards for his teaching. Most of Dr. Howley's volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he served as president from 2002-2003. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, and he continues to serve on the program planning committee for the annual Health & Fitness Summit meeting.

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