The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have strongly recommended pre-exercise screening for adults who want to start moderately vigorous exercise. Pre-Exercise Screening for Health/Fitness Facilities provides a stepwise plan for gathering information relevant to proper screening and the content is correlated to these ACSM/AHA recommendations. If used along with the ACSM/AHA recommendations, the guidelines presented in the DVD give health/fitness professionals an invaluable resource concerning how to effectively screen clients who want to participate in moderately vigorous exercise. Among the topics covered: reasons to be concerned about screening, understanding, according to professional guidelines, which clients should be screened, using a risk/benefit model in reaching decisions in health/fitness screening, the health history and physical activity history; review of possible exertional signs/symptoms, and when to refer a client for evaluation by a personal physician or other health-care provider. Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Format: DVD /43
Author: William Herbert (Virginia Tech)