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Physical Activity and Public Health Specialist Certificate

On demand

Online

The field of physical activity is a critical component in public health. That’s why the Physical Activity Alliance developed, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recommended essential competencies for staff assigned to physical activity efforts that will lead to improved public health.

These competencies have been revised and expanded, in partnership with ACSM, for the Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS) certificate — which you can earn by completing this course!

HFJ March – April 2023 |Making Sense of Accreditation

March - April, 2023

Online

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: March – April 2023 | Making Sense of Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure for Careers in Exercise Science

1 CEC

By Dale R. Wagner, Ph.D., FACSM

This article explains the difference, yet somewhat symbiotic relationship, between accreditation, certification, and licensure with examples specific to the exercise science profession. The future of accreditation for exercise science programs is addressed, and readers were given suggestions for sifting through literally hundreds of certification options. Finally, the author provided recommendations for increasing the credibility of the fitness profession even in the absence of a unified national board examination and state licensures.

HFJ March – April 2023 |Technical Requirements for CEP

March - April, 2023

Online

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: March – April 2023 | Technical Requirements for Clinical Exercise Physiologists as Qualified Health Professionals

1 CEC

By Brittany Overstreet, PhD, ACSM-CEP; Christie Ward-Ritacco, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP; Francis Neric, MS, MBA; Clinton A. Brawner, PhD, FACSM; Benjamin Thompson, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP; Trent Hargens, PhD, FACSM, Walter Thompson, PhD, FACSM

Despite meeting the required technical standards, clinical exercise physiologists (CEPs) have yet to be identified as qualified health professionals (QHPs). Lack of QHP status for CEPs has resulted in limited coverage of services by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) leaving CEPs ineligible to be reimbursed for, many of the services they provide. Being acknowledged as a QHP would allow CEPs to better contribute to interprofessional healthcare teams and potentially become eligible for reimbursement for services provided by CMS and other insurance companies.

HFJ March – April 2023 |Back to Basics:

March - April, 2023

Online

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: March – April 2023 | Back to Basics: A Critical Review of the Methodology Commonly Used to Estimate Cardiorespiratory Fitness

1 CEC

By Meir Magal, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-CEP; Barry A. Franklin, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP, ACSM-PD; Gregory B. Dwyer, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-PD, FACSM; and Deborah Riebe, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP

Evaluating CRF is critical in developing safe and effective exercise prescriptions. Although the direct measurement of expired ventilatory gases via open circuit spirometry is the gold standard for assessing CRF, submaximal exercise testing and field tests that utilize HR measures can serve as a reasonable alternative to estimate aerobic capacity. The exercise professional should be familiar with the caveats associated with HR measurements and the prediction of? V ?O2max to ensure optimal accuracy.

HFJ March – April 2023 |Promoting PA in Rural Communities…

April, 2023

Online

CSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: March – April 2023 | Promoting Physical Activity in Rural Communities During COVID-19 with Exercise is Medicine® on Campus

1 CEC

By Isaac Wedig, MS; Jamie Phillips, MS; Kelly Kamm, PhD; and Steven Elmer, PhD

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we leveraged Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) at Michigan Technological University to provide critical physical activity resources to Michigan’s rural Upper Peninsula. A team of students, faculty, and fitness professionals: 1) promoted physical activity through a widespread media campaign (i.e., website, social media, radio, newspaper, TV, public townhall) and 2) delivered more than 260 virtual home-based workouts to community members using several platforms (i.e., Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube, TV, DVD). Together, these efforts highlight the extent to which EIM-OC increased physical activity infrastructure (e.g., promotion and resources for engaging in physical activity) during a critical time of need for our rural and underserved community.

ACSM Exercise Physiologist Prep Course

2023

Online

15 CECs

Course Description:
Do you see exercise as an important element in the prevention and treatment of disease and want to motivate people to practice healthy behaviors? ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists® (ACSM-EPs) take training to an advanced level by conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions for people who are healthy or have medically controlled diseases. This course is organized around the scope-of-practice domains identified for the ACSM-EP and designed to support those taking the ACSM-EP Certification Exam.

Do It Right Bundle CEC Course Bundle #6

On demand

Online

3 CECs

The Do It Right column publishes three times per year (March/April, July/August, November/December) in ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. This practical column is written by an exercise professional and focuses on one exercise in each column with the intent to provide step-by-step information, proper form, cueing, and modifications using tutorial videos, photos and descriptive text. Do It Right is a helpful column designed specifically for the health and fitness professional for use with his or her clients.  

Exercise professionals wishing to learn more about the proper technique for various exercises and assessments won’t want to miss out on this continuing education opportunity.  

This continuing education course covers three Do It Right columns by Peter Ronai, M.S., RCEP, CEP, EP-C, FACSM, CSCS-D

Course Outline/Table of Contents: 

  1. Do It Right| The Front Squat 
  2. Do It Right| The Push Press 
  3. Do It Right| The Gallon Jug Shelf Transfer Test 

Industry Presented Webinar | HIIT – Applications

Online

Industry Presented Webinar | High-intensity interval training (HIIT): Applications in Chronic Disease       

1 CEC

Sponsored by: Technogym

Course Description:  

In this presentation, Dr. Little will define and characterize different types of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), highlight the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of HIIT in cardiometabolic disease, discuss why HIIT may be an attractive and efficacious exercise option, and identify areas of emerging interest in the field of HIIT. 

Learning objectives: 

After participation, the attendee should: 

  1. Define high-intensity interval training (HIIT) 
  2. Describe the evidence supporting the potential application of HIIT in cardiometabolic disease 
  3. Explain why HIIT can be an effective exercise strategy 
  4. Evaluate the potential application of different types of HIIT for different types of clients/patients

Presented by Jonathan Little, PhD, FACSM

Industry Presented Webinar | Internal and External Load…

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Online

Industry Presented Webinar | Internal and External Load – Monitoring Strategies for Recovery and Strength throughout the Season
1 CEC

Sponsored by: Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Course Description:

Monitoring training load and the athlete’s response to it may help optimize the athlete’s health, adaptations and readiness while potentially reducing the risk of injury during training and competition. Personalized load- monitoring approaches make sense because of the variability of training and competition demands across sports and positions. The time-course of recovery following competition varies by sport and experience of the athlete. Understanding your sport’s time-course of recovery is important for deciding when and how to monitor your athletes, and identifying behavior modification strategies based on internal and external load characteristics may help improve recovery across the competitive season.

Learning objectives:

After participation, attendees should be able to:

Differentiate between internal and external load stressors on the athlete,
Understand the importance of individualized differences, and
Thoroughly review potential behaviors that mitigate recovery.
Presented by Eric Freese, Ph.D.