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HFJ January – February 2023 | Bundle
January – February 2023
ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 CEC Course Bundle
Includes the following courses:
- HFJ January – February 2023 | The PRICE of Injury Treatment: Out With the Old and In With the New
- HFJ January – February 2023 | 2023 Fitness Trends from Around the Globe
- HFJ January – February 2023 | Fitness/Wellness Professionals as Social Media Content Creators and Influencers: Health and Legal Risks to Consider
- HFJ January – February 2023 | Best Practices for Fitness Center Safety and Equipment Maintenance
This course bundle includes online articles from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® and corresponding online quizzes. All course content will be presented to you electronically after your purchase. To earn your CECs, you must view the course content and pass the quizzes (earning a 70% or better).
Driving the Mental & Physical Health of Girls & Women (NSW)
Tuesday, 28 February 2023 9:00am - 1:00pm AEDT
Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
Driving the Mental and Physical Health of Girls and Women in Sport through Leadership and Participation
Interested to implement workplace practices to drive the mental and physical health of girls and women at community through to professional sport? The focus of this half day forum is to present research outcomes on good practices to enhance leadership and participation for girls and women in sport and workshop how these good practices can be implemented into your workplace. Four research topics will be presented and workshopped:
1. Build capacity to encourage women from culturally diverse backgrounds as leaders in sport
2. A cross-sector approach to encourage women as leaders in male-dominated sectors
3. Participation and retention in sport for girls and women
4. Mental health and wellbeing of women as semi and professional players
Participants will take away new learnings and resources to assist implement practices to improve attraction and retention of women as leaders, grow participation of girls and women, and maximise the wellbeing of women athletes in their sport.
Presented by Victoria University, this project is funded by the Australian Government to Victoria University.
Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Webinar
Thursday, 23 February 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease, is an umbrella term that describes diseases that affect the cardiovascular system – it includes heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease. Heart Disease relates to conditions specifically related to the heart, and can include rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular disease and other diseases that affect the heart.
Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular disease is critical to prevent further progression of the disease, disability and mortality. Management of CVD is achievable via lifestyle and pharmacological management. Exercise is one component of lifestyle management and has been proven to have a positive effect on CVD and all cause mortality. Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of CVD by 35% and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, breast and bowel cancer, and can have a significant impact on physical and mental health.
This webinar will cover key aspects relating to the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease via lifestyle management and patient care resources, health professional information to support patients with cardiovascular disease and Heart Foundation resources and programs to support patients through their care.
Presented by Elizabeth Calleja and Chloe Truesdale (National Heart Foundation of Australia)
Injuries in Female Tactical Personnel Webinar
Injuries are a major burden for any military organization as they; reduce personnel availability for active duty, detract from operational capability, and come at a great individual and organizational cost. Increasingly, militaries from around the world have removed restrictions on female personnel serving in direct combat roles, highlighting the importance of female military personnel in the overall functioning of an effective defence force. Across most research, female military personnel are proposed to have a higher general injury rate than male personnel. There are known differences between female and male personnel with respect to typical or average anthropometrics, biomechanics, and anatomy which may affect injury risk and profiles of injury. Female military personnel are often considered to be at a physical disadvantage, due to typically lower mass, higher body fat, and consequential lower muscle strength and endurance when compared to male personnel. When performing common military tasks such as carrying load, lifting, and carrying weight, females typically work at a higher workload than their male peers, relative to their maximal capacity. Consequently, broad injury reduction programs that do not consider these factors in their design may be limited in their effectiveness for female personnel. Determining similarities and differences between female and male personnel about rates of occurrence and distributions and risk factors of injury is a vital step in any informed injury reduction program.
This webinar will explore the role of females in the tactical domain and provide some insight into this unique environment. It will report on the findings of a recent project whose intent was to; investigate injury risk factors for female military personnel, examine the differences in injury rates between female and male personnel, report on current injury trends in the Australian Army, and highlight injury reduction strategies specifically for female personnel. Knowledge in this area is expected to assist health professionals in conditioning or rehabilitating female tactical personnel prior to embarking on a career in this area or for return-to-work programs after injury.
Presented by Dr Ben Schram, BExSci, DPhty, PhD, TSAC-F
Body Composition, Diet and Performance in AFL Webinar
Body composition targets are common goals that inform training and nutrition plans for team sport athletes including AFL players. Even in the absence of formal goals, players may strive for ideals that they associate with success. Body composition is influenced by modifiable factors including training and nutrition. Recent research with male AFL players found that they alter their nutrition leading up to and surrounding body composition assessment.
In this webinar, A/Prof Adrienne Forsyth and Dr Sarah Jenner will present the results of qualitative research exploring the influence of body composition goals on AFL players’ nutrition practices, summarise the literature linking body composition and performance, and provide strategies for promoting a performance nutrition culture in team sport environments. Participants will also gain insights into conducting research in professional sporting environments and successful implementation of an embedded PhD.
Findings and strategies presented may be applied across practice settings including work with individual athletes and in chronic disease management.
Presented by Associate Professor Adrienne Forsyth and Dr Sarah Jenner
Do It Right Bundle CEC Course Bundle #6
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:
- Do It Right| The Front Squat
- Do It Right| The Push Press
- Do It Right| The Gallon Jug Shelf Transfer Test