Finding continuing education correspondence courses that are appropriate for certified fitness professionals can be frustrating. Once you find one, the quality may be poor and the cost outrageous. Exercise ETC changes all this. We have dozens of correspondence education programs available for you to choose from! Now is your chance to earn your CEC's at home, at your own pace, and more affordably than you thought possible!
When you order a correspondence (home study) program from us you will receive a textbook and a separate examination booklet. Your book will be sent to you via the United States Postal Service. A link to your test is embedded in your receipt and will be emailed to you as soon as you place your order. To access your test, scroll down on your receipt. When you see the underlined test title, click on the title to open the test. Then you can either print it out or save it to your hard drive -- or both!
When you are ready, complete the open-book, multiple choice examination by writing your answers (A, B, C or D) in your test booklet or on a separate sheet of paper. When you are done, simply transfer your answers onto our website for free, instant grading. Then, assuming you get 70% correct, you can instantly print out your certificate of completion.
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Many of our most popular home study courses are now available in a 100% digital format, meaning you can access your textbook on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC – or all of the above! When you order one of our new eCourses you will immediately receive an email with a link to access your eBook and your eTest, giving you instant access to both. Better yet, there are no shipping charges when you purchase an eCourse. Our brand new e-Courses make the continuing education process faster and cheaper than ever before!
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Accessing your eBook is fast, simple and convenient! When you order your eBook we will instantly send you an access code and a link to the publisher. Click on that link, enter your email address and a passcode (that you will create) and then enter your keycode: Your eBook will download instantly as a PDF file. Then, using your email address and passcode you can access your book on any or all of your devices: laptop, PC, smart phone and tablet (both Ios and Android.) To see how the process works: click here
We want to help you save money! That’s why all of our home study courses give you the option of buying just the test without also buying the required textbook from us. This means if you already have the book, you can order only the test and enjoy significant savings. Where else can you get the book? Our titles are often available for free at your local library, or maybe a friend or coworker can loan you their copy. And of course you can always buy a “used” copy from amazon.com (Just make sure that the copy of the book you use matches the picture of the book on our website; editions and tests change frequently.) Or try this: if you and a colleague want to share the same book, you can do that too. (Just remember that you and your friend must each buy a separate copy of the test.) The other benefit of choosing the “Test Only” option is you will pay no shipping charges –because your test will be emailed to you instantly — saving you even more money!
If you're in a real hurry you can always buy the required text as an e-book directly from our publisher, Human Kinetics Publishing, and you'll receive a PDF version of the book instantly via e-mail. Just remember that if you choose this option you are only buying the e-book; to get CE credit you must still buy the test separately from Exercise ETC.
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If you have significant experience or education in a specific area you can always try to “challenge the test.” This means you’ll try to take the test without reading the book. If you don’t pass, you can take the test as often as you like with no additional charge and if it’s too much of a challenge, you can always buy the book later.
All exams and quizzes are developed by Exercise ETC's staff of trained item writers. All of our item writers have either a Master's degree or a PhD in the subject matter relevant to the exam or quiz they are developing and have been trained in Exercise ETC's style of systematic item writing and test construction. In addition, a final review and approval of all exams and quizzes is conducted by an administrator with a Master's or PhD in Education or Higher Education Administration.
CE awards are calculated based on the Mergener Formula, a standardized method that computes CE awards based on the length and complexity of a book as well as the number of items on the test.
After you receive your course, you must submit your answer sheet to us by December 31 of the next calendar year. Programs that are submitted too long after purchase may no longer be accepted by your certifying organization; this is to ensure that the material you are studying always contains the most recent, up to date information available! In rare cases, a certification may change the CE awards or approval status for a specific program. In the unlikely event this would occur, Exercise ETC will issue you an in-house credit equal to the price you paid for the program that was affected. Some restrictions may apply.
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If you do not pass your exam with a score of 70% or higher you may retake the exam as many times as you need to at no additional charge. If you need help with your exam, or just want to chat with someone we offer email access to both our Education Director and the Exam Developer. Peer discussion bulletin boards and discussion groups are also available for those times when you want to a forum for chat.
We are now pleased to offer INSTANT GRADING SERVICES, absolutely the quickest possible way to get your CE certificates. Better yet, there is no additional charge for this service! Here’s how it works: Complete your CE exam, transfer the answers onto the answer sheet you’ll find on our website and it will be graded immediately; if you score at least 70% you can then print your CE certificate immediately.
All home study programs are shipped via US Postal Service Priority Mail. We ask that you allow up to 7 - 10 days to receive your package; this is the "worst-case" scenario: most packages are received in 3 - 5 days. If you need your materials more rapidly, consider purchasing an eBook, which is available to you instantly. If you would like expedited delivery services, please call us at 1-800-244-1344 for product availability. Overnight shipping charges begin at $40 per package plus regular shipping and handling costs. Remember that neither Exercise ETC, FedEx nor the US Postal Service has control over the weather.
Trust us: It is virtually impossible to find higher quality, more cost effective home study programs anywhere else, but in the unlikely event you do, we’ll meet any competitor’s price for the same (or even a similar) program. As an added bonus, if you find the exact same program for the exact same credits cheaper somewhere else we’ll also waive your shipping charges. Convinced?
We'll keep this short. After you get your home study course you have three days to request a full refund (less any shipping charges.) Just notify us within that three day window and then return the book to us in saleable condition and your refund will be issued as soon as we receive the book back. That's it: No questions asked. Please note that refunds cannot be issued if you have taken the test. Refunds for eCourses cannot be issued once the keycode has been used.
All of our continuing education programs (live programs, home study courses and webinars) are approved or accepted by one or more major Certifying Organizations including:
After the description for each course is a listing of the number of CEs that course is approved for. Make sure to verify that the course you want is approved by your organization. Make sure to do this before your make your purchase:
Not all of our CE courses are approved by all certifications.
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Exercise ETC has been recognized as a Continuing Education Provider by the American Council on Exercise since 1993.
The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Exercise ETC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2021 - 2023.
Exercise ETC has been an AEA-approved CE Provider since 1999. AEA awards different CEs for land-based vs. water-based ConEd programs so make sure to check the CE awards before you purchase a course.
As of January 1, 2016 AFAA will now accept home study programs provided by Exercise ETC. Not all programs are pre-approved by AFAA, however, so make sure to read the awards statement following each course description to make sure the course is AFAA approved, and for how many CEUs. Exercise ETC is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and AFAA as a Continuing Education Provider.
Exercise ETC meets the criteria for BOC Approved Provider status through December 31, 2021.
Exercise ETC has been an approved CE provider for the NSCA since 1996. Approved home study courses and webinars count as "Category D" (home study) CEs and live classes and live webinars count as "Category A" (live event) CEs. If you have questions specific to your re-certification, contact the NSCA directly.
FAI is a recognized CE provider by the Functional Aging Institute.
IFPA does not independently approve Exercise ETC programs but they will accept any programs that are approved by ACE.
ISSA does not independently approve Exercise ETC programs but they will accept any programs that are approved by ACE.
Exercise ETC has been a NASM-approved continuing education provider since 1999. Not all programs are pre-approved by NASM however, so make sure to read the awards statement following each course description to make sure the course is NASM approved, and for how many CECs. Exercise ETC is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and AFAA as a Continuing Education Provider.
These organizations do not independently approve Exercise ETC programs but they will accept any programs that are approved by ACE.
Exercise Etc. is recognized as a Continuing Education Provider by the National Federation of Professional Trainers. NFPT has pre-approved all Exercise ETC courses for CEC awards. NFPT requires 2.0 CECs per certification year. Each Exercise ETC course award varies, from between 0.5 - 1.5 CECs, based on the estimated number of participation hours. Please see the NFPT/Exercise ETC CE Award Chart for the specific NFPT CEC awards for each Exercise ETC course.
Exercise ETC has been an approved CE provider for the NSCA since 1998. Approved home study courses and webinars count as "Category C" (home study) CEs and live classes and live webinars count as "Category A" (live event) CEs. All courses and events currently approved by the NSCA can be confirmed on the NSCA website at https://www.nsca.com/certification/approved-ceus/ If you have questions specific to your re-certification, contact the NSCA directly.
Exercise ETC is pleased to announce that some of its most popular correspondence courses are now approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for continuing education credit for Licensed Physical Therapists. Because of reciprocity agreements among the States, this means that approximately 20 other states will accept Exercise ETC courses for Physical Therapy Continuing Education credit. Please note that for Physical Therapists living outside of Florida it is your responsibility to know whether or not your State Licensing Board will accept credits approved by Florida.
Exercise ETC has successfully met all 11 standards to become a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The accreditation period is effective until June, 2020.
WITS does not independently approve Exercise ETC programs but they will accept any programs that are approved by ACE.
When a course has been submitted for approval to a certifying organization but we have not yet been officially notified as to the number of CECs/CEUs it is approved for, we list the credits for that course as “TBA.” This means that we have every expectation that the course will be approved for a number of credits comparable to the other certification organizations you see listed. In the unlikely event that the course is not approved for CEC/CEU credit by your organization we will issue you either a full refund or an in-house credit equal to the full purchase price – and you may keep the original book for your library.
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Able Bodies Balance Training offers an activity-based program to improve balance and mobility for both fit and frail older adults. This practical instructor's guide provides more than 130 balance and mobility exercises that enhance older adults' abilities to maintain balance in completing their everyday tasks to increase their self-confidence and improve their quality of life while reducing their fall risk. The exercises and activities are easily implemented with the use of existing facilities and inexpensive equipment. They also encourage fun and social interaction, helping instructors to create and maintain an energized and positive environment that improves communication, motivation, and overall progress. 445 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Fitness expert Pete McCall provides straightforward science-based information on how the same high-intensity exercise that provides a number of health benefits—from increased lean muscle mass to burning fat to reduced heart rate—can also influence human physiology in a way that can reduce the biological effects of time. Learn about the impacts of aging on the body and how to keep getting results from working out hard and pushing yourself to your limits while doing it safely, lowering the risk of injury, and building in the needed recovery for a body that may be starting to show signs of aging. You'll gain practical knowledge on the importance of strength and power, mobility work, and recovery as the keys to boosting your efforts to build and maintain muscle, burn calories, and help joints stay mobile as the body ages. The exercises included are designed to be challenging and deliver tangible benefits to middle-aged and older adults. Save time with the predesigned workouts or customize a complete workout plan to maximize your results and combat the effects of aging. 240 pages. Softcover.
A countless number of sport supplements flood the market each year. Many of these are accompanied by slick marketing campaigns promising too-good-to-be-true results. For anyone seeking a safe, effective edge to their training and performance, supplements can be a confusing and serious matter, but this concise guide provides descriptions for 120 of today;s most popular supplements. For each entry, you will discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns. You will also find recommendations for master athletes, those competing in extreme environments, and those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, and vegetarian. With more than 120 supplements, recommendations for all athletes at all levels, and expert advice that you can immediately apply, The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements is the one training and performance resource you will turn to again and again. 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of this approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL and WNBA. His methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where your client's conditioning is breaking down and how to get their program back on track. Whereas other books concentrate simply on maximizing obvious strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what your client's gain and build on their improvements. 222 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
"Back Exercise" will help you understand the reasons why your clients may suffer with back pain and dysfunction. You will start with a guided assessment of your client's current back health and you will learn to assess their functional capacity by using several simple exercises that will also help to identify postural deviations and muscular imbalances in your client's body. This brand-new course also features 60 innovative exercises designed to stabilize and strengthen the spine. Finally, you will explore exercise guidelines for five common spinal conditions: nonspecific low back pain, disc bulge and herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and spinal surgeries such as spinal fusion. Six months’ worth of tailored exercise plans are also presented for each condition, offering a safe progression of exercises to improve mobility, increase stability, and reduce pain.229 pages, softcover. Please note: CEs have been applied for but are not yet approved by NSCA/CSCS. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This empowering new course presents a body-positive approach to fitness training which does not use weight loss as your heavy client's ultimate goal: it emphasizes that strength training is a means to better health, improved self-confidence and improved quality of life. Starting from the thesis that success for heavy women is not tied to a number on the scale, this ground-breaking book offers clear and simple instructions on how to safely modify 83 exercises to make them safer and more effective for the plus-sized client. You'll focus on mastering the primal exercises: Squats, lunges and hip-hinges, as well as upper-body pushes, pulls and rotations. Learn how to prioritize your client's goals and discover why some exercises are considered to be more important than others, and how to establish an accepting environment free of the body-shaming that is the hallmark of some fitness environments. You'll appreciate the sample workouts for beginner through advanced-level clients and you'll love the crisp, clear, detailed photographs that support the text. Whether you are working with plus-size women or you are a plus-size trainer yourself, this book will change how you approach weight training -- forever! 183 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Backed by scientific research, "Complete Guide to Foam Rolling" provides step-by-step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery. Reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate the body and reduce the risk of injury. Learn proper techniques to breathe, relax, and roll through tight spots as part of the warm-up, flexibility work and cool-down. Then adapt any of the ready-to-use protocols to create a customized program to address specific problem areas as well as overall muscle and nervous system needs.This outstanding book also reviews the various types of rolling equipment and which is best for particular needs. Special tips throughout the text provide further advice for preventing injury to muscles and joints. 184 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This book is so thorough that it has earned the endorsement of TRX! It is the authoritative guide to Suspension Training. This is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to take workouts to unprecedented levels; it includes instructions for more than 115 exercises, complete with photo sequences, variations, and safety recommendations so you can learn how to develop and integrate strength, power, core stability, flexibility, and balance. In the gym, at home, or on the road, this guide is the ultimate training companion. With over thirty ready-to-use programs, you have options for any situation and every desire. It is all here. 280 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
The key to getting training results,is no secret: A strong, well-conditioned core is the key to fitness success. In Conditioning to the Core, strength and conditioning coaches Greg Brittenham and Daniel Taylor deliver the definitive guide to training the torso. Inside, you will learn that the core has the central role in originating and transferring strength and power for functional activities as well as for any sport. Discover over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power. Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure your client is performing each exercise safely and efficiently. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. Whether you are training on and, in the water or in a rehabilitation center, you will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs and your high-performance goals. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 344 pages.
There is no magic diet scheme, meal plan, or one-size-fits-all workout that will help everyone achieve their weight loss goals, but "Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths" is a trustworthy, evidence-based guidebook to help you find the approach that will work for your clients. You'll discover that weight loss is complicated and there is no single solution that works for everyone. "Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths" cuts through all the confusion and provides real research and practical guidance on choosing a diet plan that will work! Boasting over 200 references, you’ll see the science that explains the biological, genetic, and psychological components that make weight loss difficult and you'll examine the pros and cons of 12 popular diet styles like keto, low carb, raw food, and cleanses. 211 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This comprehensive course covers a wide spectrum of injuries and the appropriate tests for examining and diagnosing them. You will learn to obtain an accurate injury history from the patient, inspect the injury and related areas, test motion control, palpate both bone and soft tissues, and examine function in order to gauge the player's readiness to return to play. Full-color photos and medical artwork have been added throughout the text to clarify testing techniques and enhance knowledge of relevant body structures and expanded selection of special tests and injury-specific examinations are presented in an accessible, user-friendly format. Softcover, 388 pages.
Newly revised & rewritten for 2016, this comprehensive reference gives you the latest ACSM exercise protocol and guidelines for 46 separate chronic diseases and disabilities -- virtually every special population group you can think of. You will also appreciate the expanded list of medications and real life case studies. This book from Human Kinetics should be in the library of every serious athletic trainer, physical therapist, massage therapist and fitness professional. Course includes hard-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Hardcover, 372 pages. Fourth edition, 2016.
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench. Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey. It also includes general stretches for everyday use, plus stretches for those with clients with chronically tight joints. These ready-made stretching routines make it easy to incorporate facilitated stretching into a workout regimen and take the guesswork out of organizing a stretching routine to match the needs of a specific client. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 203 pages.
Improve flexibility, balance, and strength in three steps! Only the Full-Body Flexibility system blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences for your every need. In this updated edition, you'll find 175 stretches and 23 routines that will help you take these step to enhance flexibility by challenging your muscles with multiple techniques and balance muscles in opposing muscle groups on both sides of your body. Use the book's step-by-step instruction and detailed full-color photo sequences to enhance your body's natural movement, reduce muscular tension, strengthen joints, improve posture, and take your athletic performance to new heights. 252 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Legendary trainer Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods that are sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. This course covers the recent breakthroughs, a variety of exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan. Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls. Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you'll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals. 272 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This brand new program is tailor made for how workouts are evolving during the pandemic. Learn how to combine fitness, Pilates, yoga, and barre for an incredible workout that can be done anywhere, anytime with individual clients or groups, in-person or remotely! You'll love the flexibility of an approach that allows you to combine four disciplines into individualized fusion workouts based on who you are training, how and when you are training them and with minimal equipment needs. If you are experienced, you'll love the imaginative workout combinations and if you're new to yoga, Pilates or barre workouts, the many full-color pictures will allow you to move forward with the confidence of a pro! Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 286 pages.
Author JC Santana has spent over 30 years working with professional and collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, and serious strength and fitness clients, and he has developed hundreds of workouts that are proven to work. You will not get a lot of fluff here: You WILL get an introduction on how to use these workouts, an explanation of why the Santana training philosophy works, instructions on how to coach the workouts, and his simple philosophy on assessment and progressions. If your client is ready for you to transform their physique then this is the book for you. Based on solid exercise science principles and tested with thousands of clients, this course gives you over 110 workouts that can be plugged into any training plan right now to build strength, improve athletic performance and sculpt results. 346 pages, softcover. Complete course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Revised and rewritten for 2021, the second edition of Kettlebell Training is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals, assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. Whether you are training athletes or seniors, you'll learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. The new edition has been expanded with almost 100 updated kettlebell exercises, each accompanied by step-by-step instruction, detailed photo sequences, and training tips -- instantly accessible and perfect for training indoors or outdoors, at home or in the gym. More than exercises, Kettlebell Training contains proven programs that will produce results. You'll learn how to create a routine based on your client's individual needs, goals, and schedule. Short on time? You'll love the sample fitness, strength, and conditioning programs or for your clients who play sports, one of the sport-specific routines for football, soccer, mixed martial arts, or tennis. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, Kettlebell Training has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for those with low back maladies. Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guide readers through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues, and common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are addressed and corrected. The text provides detailed insights into injury assessment by an extensively expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions. These provide guidance and recommendations for individualized rehabilitation strategies and exercises. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free. Course includes hard-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Hard-cover, 310 pages. Third edition, 2016.
Mobility is the foundation for training and "The Modern Art and Science of Mobility" willteach you exercises to alleviate pain, improve posture, and release muscle tension for a more comfortable and enjoyable quality of life for your clients. Whether your client is a casual exerciser or an elite athlete, you will learn how to preserve and maintain their body with over 300 exercises designed to improve mobility, facilitate recovery, reduce pain, and activate muscles. Choose from over 50 progressive training routines that can be used as is or customized to target specific functional chains. You’ll find exercise recommendations based on body region, activity, and primary goal, and you’ll learn to incorporate a variety of techniques and popular equipment, including resistance bands, medicine balls, and stability balls. The textbook provides a stunning visual presentation with over 1,200 photos and 100 original illustrations. 211 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This scientifically grounded whole-body approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports, encompasses, and protects every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed for working most effectively with soft tissue to treat muscle injury, immobility, and pain. Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction, and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate each technique. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between training sessions. 269 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Whether you are preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, let this leading sports nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. Learn what to eat before and during exercise and events and how to refuel for optimal recovery and find the latest research and recommendations on supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, fluid intake, popular diets, carbohydrate and protein intake, training, competition, fat reduction, and muscle gain. Whether you are seeking advice on getting energized for exercise or improving your health and performance, this new edition of the Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 683 pages.
The science of sports nutrition teaches that WHEN you eat is as important as WHAT you eat. This cutting edge course uses the latest dietetic research to improve your clients' training and performance. With guidelines specific to training and competition, as well as sample meal and snack plans, you'll see how certain nutrients in precise amounts at specific times can improve consistency of energy, speed recovery, increase the building effects of strength training, diminish muscle breakdown, improve immune function, and minimize your risk of injury. This is your guide to peak athletic training and performance. 237 pages, softcover.
Gain the plant-based advantage! Join the thousands of fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders, and athletes who rely on foods and beverages made without animal products. Every day an increasing number of athletes, even those who are not fully vegetarian or vegan, incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. Whether your client is a dedicated vegetarian or a vegan looking to add variety to their diet or an athlete searching for a plant-based competitive edge, Plant-Based Sports Nutrition will help them maximize their diet for optimal performance! 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This well-written textbook features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for 40 of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance, and prevent common injuries. In addition, you'll find sample stretching programs that you can personalize to meet your client's needs. Elite athletes have long relied on personalized stretching programs to improve flexibility and prevent injury, but what you might not know is that many of those targeted stretches have a much broader application, one that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. Best of all, this course will show you how to quickly assess the sources of chronic pain and then identify specific stretches to reduce discomfort. 189 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Exercise does not have to be difficult to figure out. In Smarter Workouts, fitness expert Pete McCall explains the effects of exercise on the body so you can identify what will work best for your client. He gives you access to fat-burning workouts that produce real results. You'll start by identifying your client's goal: improving mobility for better balance and coordination, amping up the metabolism with sweat-inducing conditioning work, or strengthening the core for better functional movement. Then select one of several equipment options to perform the workout, including: kettlebells, med balls, elastic tubes and more. "Smarter Workouts" gives you the solutions you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment at a time. Work anywhere with your client without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment -- all while targeting your client's personal goals. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Copyright 2019, 292 pages, softcover.
Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, Second Edition, is a practical guide to understanding and applying soft tissue release (STR), including how it can be used to deactivate trigger points and maximize patient outcomes for treatment and rehabilitation. You are sure to appreciate the detailed instruction and the numerous full-color photos will help you gain proficiency and confidence in applying these techniques. This course thoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR passive (clients do not help), active-assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own) and provides step-by-step descriptions for performing each type. This edition incorporates new content on how soft tissue release may be used to deactivate trigger points, aiding in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and speeding recovery and a return to activity. 288 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This is an authoritative guide covering more than 150 common sports injuries. Chapters cover injuries for most body regions and include anatomical drawings of the injured area, a description of common causes, identification clues, an explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options, and guidelines for returning to action. This second edition also features new chapters explaining how and why injuries happen, as well as how to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place with proper strength and conditioning programs. Newly revised and updated in June 2021, the course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 374 pages.
Who needs a treadmill? This course will show you how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training (circuits, combinations, and complexes) to accelerate your client's metabolism, maximize fat loss, and increase muscle. You will discover more than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, and body weight and learn a step-by-step process for sequencing the most effective fat-loss circuits, combinations, and complexes. You will also learn innovative warm-up and cool-down exercises that include stretches and self-massage techniques. 280 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Acclaimed researcher Wayne Westcott explores how to design and implement strength programs for older clients. You will learn how to merge form and function to improve your client's activities of daily living (ADL) while protecting aging joints, and you'll understand the physiology of strength training like never before. Discover how to add quality and function to your client's golden years. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 257 pages. Third edition.
Newly revised for 2020! See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, this best-selling course shows you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement: it is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis. Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 232 pages.
Achieve maximal results in minimal time! The HIIT Advantage: High-Intensity Workouts for Women is the resource for the most research-based, organized, and systematic information available on high-intensity interval training. The HIIT Advantage keys in on specific exercises, combinations, and progressions that will incinerate fat, shape and strengthen the upper and lower body, and assist with core strength for excellent posture and enhanced exercises performance all written with a woman's ultimate physique in mind. The HIIT Advantage is the authoritative guide on high-intensity training. Comprehensive yet accessible, it describes how and why HIIT is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and improve performance. You'll find step-by-step instructions, photo sequences, variations, and recommendations for 74 exercises to define muscles, reduce injury, and increase weight loss. You will learn the proper setup of a HIIT workout, the rationale, and the ratios for rest and recovery. Best of all, you can choose from 19 complete workouts consisting of a combination of 20-, 30-, and 45-minute sessions. Finally, you'll receive exclusive access to the HIIT Advantage video library, including demonstrations of 24 key exercises, as well as an original 30-minute workout. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 244 pages.
Looking for exercises to improve your fitness, maximize your cross-training, or recover from an injury or condition --all with little or no impact? Water Exercise is your complete resource for fitness and rehabilitation exercises. Water workouts are a fabulous way to exercise, no matter your current fitness level. Water exercise allows personalization of each workout plan: You can change the speed, intensity, or amount of rest based on your needs. Water Exercise is ideal for cross-training workouts and beginning to advanced fitness workouts. It will also help you recover from injury or manage a chronic condition. With underwater photos and simple instructions for each exercise, you will learn fun exercises in Water Exercise you can do in shallow or deep water. You'll also learn how to use optional equipment such as foam noodles and water buoys to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 299 pages.
Over 2 million Americans participate in aquatic fitness and this comprehensive course helps both new and veteran instructors design safe, fun and effective aquatics classes. This reference contains 72 lesson plans, more than 500 exercises and over 200 photographs for shallow and deep water programs. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Many of our female clients erroneously believe they can starve themselves into weight loss, but they are setting themselves up for failure. This comprehensive article gives you the facts and figures you need to help your female client learn that successful long-term weight loss is determined by their ability to reset their basal metabolic rate (BMR) with exercise. The article is filled with real world tips and pointers, including an explanation of why weight loss is even harder after menopause, and why lifting weight can be more effective for weight loss than traditional cardio training. PLEASE NOTE: this program includes an article and a test only, both of which will be emailed to you instantly. There is no book: the price includes a 6000 word article and a 40 question test. Free instant grading included.