After completing this course, you should be able to:

Recognize the principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
Identify the steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures
Recall the basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease
Identify the benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight
Recite factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and population
Prerequisite: Group Exercise Instructor Level 1
Price: $1,995.00

    The Group Exercise Instructor - Level 2 course is designed to prepare students for the ACSM certification exam. It covers all key elements of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined by the ACSM. The course features contributions from field experts in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology, highlighting their specialized knowledge. It includes both theoretical and practical physiological concepts, accompanied by examples of exercise testing, training, and programming.
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 1
    Physical Activity and Preexercise Evaluation

    Physical Activity and Fitness Terminology
    Public Health Perspectives
    Sedentary Behavior and Health
    Health Benefits of Improving Muscular Fitness
    Exercise-Related Cardiac Events in Adults
    Preparticipation Health Screening
    Screening Algorithm
    Medical Fitness Facilities
    Preexercise Evaluation
    Physical Examination and Laboratory Tests
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 2
    Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation

    Indications for a Clinical Exercise Test
    Conducting the Clinical Exercise Test
    Monitoring and Test Termination
    Heart Rate Response
    Exercise Capacity
    Interpreting the Clinical Exercise Test
    Diagnostic Value of Exercise Testing for the Detection of Ischemic Heart Disease
    Clinical Exercise Tests with Imaging
    Field Walking Tests
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 3
    General Principles of Exercise Population

    Principles of Exercise Prescription
    Components of the Exercise Training Session
    Aerobic Exercise
    Muscular Fitness
    Flexibility Exercise (Stretching)
    Neuromotor Exercise
    Sedentary Behavior and Brief Activity Breaks
    Exercise Program Supervision
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 4
    Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations with Special Considerations

    Child and Adolescents
    Low Back Pain
    Older Adults
    Exercise Testing
    Exercise Prescription
    Special Considerations
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 5
    Environmental Considerations for Exercise Prescription

    Exercise in High-Altitude Environments
    Medical Considerations
    Rapid Ascent
    Exercise in Cold Environments
    Clothing Considerations
    Cold Injuries
    Exercise in Hot Environments
    Exertional Heat Illnesses
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 6
    Exercise for Cardiac, Peripheral, Cerebrovascular, and Pulmonary Diseases

    Cardiac Diseases
    Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
    Patients with Heart Failure
    Exercise Prescription for Patients with a Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
    Exercise Training for Return to Work
    Pulmonary Diseases
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 7
    Exercise for Metabolic Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

    Diabetes Mellitus
    Benefits of Regular Physical Activity for Diabetes
    Metabolic Syndrome
    Overweight and Obesity
    Bariatric Surgery
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 8
    Populations with Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    Kidney Disease
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Parkinson Disease
    Spinal Cord Injury
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 9
    Brain Health and Brain-Related Disorders

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    Anxiety and Depression
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Cerebral Palsy
    Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome
    Parkinson’s Disease
    Group Exercise Instructor Module 10
    Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise

    Exercise Prescription
    Theoretical Foundations for Understanding Exercise Behavior
    Decreasing Barriers to Physical Activity
    Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Behavior
    Exercise Adoption and Adherence
    Special Populations
    **Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
    WE is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

    The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

    Internet Connection

    Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections
    *Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

    Hardware Requirements

    Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    PC Software Requirements

    Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
    Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    Cookies MUST be enabled
    Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
    PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
    Adobe PDF Reader
    QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

    MAC Software Requirements

    Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
    Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    Cookies MUST be enabled
    Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
    PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Apple QuickTime Media Player

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Professional Enrichment
    6 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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