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Exercise Testing and Program Design

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 1.3 CECs , ACSM 13.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book DVD Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Learn to design safe and effective exercise programs for clients using aerobic and musculoskeletal fitness testing protocols. Explore pre-screening tools and fitness tests to help assess health issues, and training principles and techniques to maximize effectiveness. Based on ACE's Guide to Exercise Testing & Program Design: A Fitness Professional's Handbook (2nd Edition), this course will teach you how to cater to special populations including women, older and obese adults.


You will learn:

  • Aerobic and musculoskeletal testing and training protocols
  • To conduct a variety of fitness tests and assessments to fit client needs
  • To design safe and effective exercise programs utilizing fitness test results
  • Impact of various health issues on program design, including hypertension and diabetes
  • To properly analyze, evaluate, and modify exercise programs for maximum effectiveness


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