HFJ: Nov-Dec 2020 CEC Course #1
HFJ: Nov-Dec 2020 CEC Course #1

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 facilities. The overarching goal of this document is to reduce the likelihood of exercise-related cardiovascular complications and their adverse sequelae while, simultaneously, removing unnecessary barriers to widespread participation in regular PA. Developing an emergency plan, consistent staff training, and practicing emergency procedures should be emphasized in all health fitness facilities. In addition to providing a safe environment, it is important to remember that the risk of exercise related adverse CVD events can be mitigated by adopting a progressive transitional phase of approximately 2 months to 3 months during which the duration and intensity of exercise are gradually increased. It is strongly recommended that new clients who were previously sedentary begin with light- to moderate-intensity (2 METS - 3 METS) and gradually increase intensity over time provided they remain asymptomatic.

This course expires on DECEMBER 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. according to your time zone.


This course includes an online ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® Article and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all articles, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course.

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Available Course Credits

ACSM 2.00

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