ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

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Publication Date: 2013
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451132113

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This practical text provides the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then offers specific strategies, tools, and methods you can use to motivate and inspire your clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. 

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, the book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master client motivation techniques.  

  • Access practical resources you can use immediately on the job with forms, checklists, charts, worksheets, etc. in each chapter’s From the Practical Toolbox sections.
  • Stay on top of the latest research in the field with Evidence sections that support the text’s recommendations.
  • Master a wide range of client-motivation techniques through Step-by-Step applications.
  • See the text’s recommendations in action in real-world settings through engaging Case Scenarios.
  • Improve your retention of important information through Concept Overviews that briefly set the stage for each chapter and Take-Home Messages that highlight key points.
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  • Provide your students with forms, checklists, charts, worksheets, and other practical resources they can use immediately on the job through each chapter’s From the Practical Toolbox sections.
  • Keep your students up-to-date with the field’s latest research findings through Evidence sections that support the text’s recommendations.
  • Help your students master every client motivation technique with Step-by-Step applications.
  • Show your students how the text’s recommendations are applied on the job with compelling, real-world Case Scenarios.
  • Help your students master key points through Concept Overviews that briefly set the stage for each chapter and Take-Home Messages that highlight key information.

ISBN/ISSN: 9781451132113
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 2013
Weight: 1.3

Chapter 1 Why Do People Change Physical Activity Behavior?
Chapter 2 Assessing your Client’s Physical Activity Behavior, Motivation, and Individual Resources
Chapter 3 Building Skills to Promote Physical Activity
Chapter 4 Building Motivation: How Ready Are You?
Chapter 5 Communication Skills to Elicit Physical Activity Behavior Change: How to Talk to the Client
Chapter 6 How to Deliver Physical Activity Messages
Chapter 7 Influencing Policy and Environments to Promote Physical Activity Behavior Change
Chapter 8 Promoting Physical Activity Behavior Change: Population Considerations
Chapter 9 Evaluating Physical Activity Behavior Change Programs and Practices
Chapter 10 Professional Practice and Practical Tips for the Application of Behavioral Strategies for the Physical Activity Practitioner
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