ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer

ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 6th ed.

This sixth edition of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer is equips readers with the latest practices in client screening, exercise program development, and working with special populations. An essential resource to prepare for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) examination, this text provides critical insights for ACSM-CPT candidates looking to boost their exam confidence, as well as practicing Personal Trainers who want to take their practice to the next level.

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ACSMs Resources for the Personal Trainer

This updated edition is fully aligned with the eleventh edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and includes the following sections:

  • Introduction to the field and profession of personal training
  • The science of personal training
  • Behavior modification
  • Initial client screening
  • Developing the Exercise Program
  • The Business of personal training

The print edition of this title includes access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos, allowing integrated online access to all content for the title. 

Student/individual online resources include: video clips highlighting appropriate assessments and exercises. 

Instructor resources include: Lesson plans, PowerPoint lecture outlines, test bank, and image banks. Instructors interested in adopting the new edition of this title can request more information here.

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