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ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Certification Preparation Course

Prepared By: Trent Cayot, PhD, ACSM-EP

Course Description: Prepare for the ACSM-CPT exam with this convenient, online course. Learn and study at your own pace with audio and PowerPoint presentations. The course includes access to 6 modules that cover:

  • Module 1 – Personal Training Terminology, Applied Anatomy, and Basic... Details
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COVID-19: Special Considerations and Return of Play Across Sports

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic brought the sporting world to a standstill. Professional, college, and youth sports around the world were postponed or canceled. The sports medicine community was also quiet during this time and as the world begins to reopen, sports and sports medicine are following suit. However, proceeding too quickly and without a purposeful and well... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #1: The New ACSM Recommendations for Preventing Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities

By Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP; Aaron L. Baggish, M.D., FACSM; Barry Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-PD, ACSM-CEP; Carrie Jaworski, M.D., FACSM; and Paul D. Thompson, M.D., FACSM

Providing a safe exercise environment is of the utmost importance in health-fitness... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #2: Fit for Flight - A Fitness Professional’s Guide to Healthy Air Travel

By Christopher G. Berger, PhD, ACSM-EP, CSCS

Modern air travel is often stressful but it need not be unhealthy. By understanding some of the stresses of air travel in terms of pre-, in-, and post-flight problems, you and your clients can travel more comfortably in the future. U.S.... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #3: Grit: A Weight Maintenance Tool for Health Coaches

By Christine Sperdute, DHSc, MS, ACSM-CEP

Research has shown that grit is very important in the maintenance phase of behavior, meaning incorporating the concept of grit into existing weight-maintenance interventions may improve long-term outcomes. Grit can be incorporated very easily into health coaching... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #4: The Potential Health Benefits of Meditation

By Cynthia Allen, PhD 

The main purpose of this article is to help fitness professionals understand the positive effects of meditation on multiple health outcomes including diabetes, blood pressure, sleep disturbances, mental health issues, and binge eating disorder. Because negative thinking... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #1: Exercise during Pregnancy: A Prescription for Improved Maternal/Fetal Well-being

By Margie H. Davenport, PhD

Prenatal physical activity is recommended by Guidelines around the world to improve the physical and mental health of pregnant women and her fetus. Learn more about how physical activity promotes health and wellness during pregnancy, as well as important ... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #2: Wellness Right from the Start: Birth through Early Childhood

By Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM and Laura E. Bruno, PhD

The early years of life are a critical period of time for developing healthy behaviors, nurturing responsive care, and providing a safe environment that facilitates growth and exploration. If young girls and boys start on a path to wellness right... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #3: Long-Term Athletic Development as a Framework to Influence Wellness during Childhood and Adolescence    

By Joey C. Eisenmann, Ph.D.; Rick Howard, M.Ed.; and Tony Moreno, Ph.D.

Today’s youth face several challenges related to physical activity, sports, physical education, physical fitness, and psycho-social well-being. The long-term... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #4: Enhancing Wellness during Young Adulthood

By Gary A. Sforzo, Ph.D., FACSM and David Diggin, Ph.D.

Figuring out how to help young adults adopt and maintain healthy wellness habits is a challenge the successful health and fitness professional must navigate. Taking advantage of extrinsic motivators (games, rewards, technologies) may kick-start healthy actions for... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #5: Midlife Functional Fitness: A Key to Successful Aging

By Ellen M. Evans Ph.D., FACSM and Isaura M. Castillo-Hernández, M.S.

To enhance the probability of successful active aging and being fully engaged in life within all dimensions of wellness, invest in health behaviors, especially exercise and physical activity during midlife which will also improve daily... Details

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: September - October 2020 CEC Course #6: Keep on: Staying Active to Promote Well-being to Enjoy the Golden Years

By Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM and Stacy Goddard, DHEd, MCHES

Although age-related physiological changes will occur, regular physical activity is one lifestyle factor that enhances preservation of functional capacity and reduces risk for several chronic diseases. Physical activity... Details

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Wellcoaches: Behavior Change Agent

While Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed and lasting changes, we can each improve our relationships at work, and a home, by shifting just a few key behaviors. Based on the most important concepts in Wellcoaches Core Coach Training, this abbreviated course is designed for the student who does not intend to become a Coach but... Details

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ACSM's A Nutritionist's View CEC Course Bundle

The Nutritionist's View column publishes three times per year (January/February, May/June, and September/October) in ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®. This column is written by a nutrition expert and covers an important nutrition topic in each column with the intent to provide practical information the health and fitness professional can put into immediate practice.

This continuing education... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit CEC Video Bundle

Did you miss ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit in Chicago, IL? Was there a session you really want to see again? The International Health & Fitness Summit videos are now available for CECs; featuring all of our most popular sessions!!!

Includes the following courses:

Power of Protein: Quality and Quantity in Healthy Eating Patterns and Sustainable... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Resistance Training for the Mass(es)

By Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor and Canada Research Chair, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

An evidence-based presentation of the impacts that resistance exercise can have on human health.

Learning Objectives

1. To understand the role that RT can play in alleviating disease risk

2. To learn ... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Closing the Gap on Seamless Referrals from Doctors in Your Community

By Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; Walter R. Thompson, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; and June E. Kahn, June Kahn's Bodyworks, LLC, Louisville, CO

Physical activity and exercise are integral in the promotion of wellness and the prevention and treatment of... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Workshop: Coach It Up!...Coaching and Cueing Proper Movement

By Tony Maloney, Fitness Manager NIFS, National Institute for Fitness and Sport, Indianapolis, IN and Rebecca Langton, REBECCA LANGTON, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

Develop the proper tools to coach movement. Understanding the proper way to approach and cue movement is both a hard and soft skill that you... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: How to Make the Most of Movement Screening Results

By Lee Burton, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Owner/President, Functional Movement Systems, Chatham, VA

As professionals we understand that being able to move properly is vital for long-term health and fitness. Knowing this, it is important that we establish a baseline of movement for anyone looking to increase or improve their physical... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Workshop: Prescreening, Programming and Everything In Between: Interactive Case Study Scenarios

By Yuri Feito, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and Brad A. Roy, The Summit Medical Fitness Center; Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT

Fitness professionals are frequently asked to work with individuals who are sedentary, some of which have other health risk factors... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Audio CEC: Mind Over Matter: A Simple Path to Wellness

By Sally Sherman, M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

The use of mindfulness and meditation is well documented to decrease stress, increase concentration, boost immunity, enhance sleep and improve happiness. In a society where we are conditioned to multi-task and maintain... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Audio CEC: The Power of Positive Psychology

By Mary Yoke, Ph.D., FACSM, M.A.,M.M., Faculty, Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN

Come learn about this exciting new field! Instead of studying what can go wrong with a person’s emotional and mental health, positive psychology seeks a more balanced view of human functioning and focuses on individual strengths, positive outcomes,... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences to Better Reach our Participants

By Sally Sherman, M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. Today this theory is taught world-wide as a way to better reach students in education. Come... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Power of Protein: Quality and Quantity in Healthy Eating Patterns and Sustainable Food Systems

By Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FACSM, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Emerging research has demonstrated the benefits of higher protein diets (within Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range), particularly as it relates to sports nutrition, weight ... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Farm to Fork to Fitness Professional

By Joshua Hockett, Bayer, St. Louis, MO

Fitness professionals play a critical role in several aspects of health, wellness food choices with their clients, friends, family and even social media tribe. Yet, do they have the right tools to access fact-based information about food nutrition and sustainability directly from the farmer and... Details