Exercise Management : Concepts and Professional Practice


Laurel T. Mackinnon, Carolyn B. Ritchie, Sue L. Hooper, Peter James Abernethy
ISBN: 0736000232
ISBN13: 9780736000239
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A complete guide to developing strategies for physical activity programs that meet the needs of every client—from healthy athletes to people with physical, pathological, social or psychological limitations. Exercise Management: Concepts and Professional Practice provides an interdisciplinary approach to developing, prescribing and delivering high-quality physical activity programs. Explore how to individualise programs to encourage more people to participate in regular physical activity and enjoy the many health benefits. This useful reference is designed for both students and practitioners involved in developing and managing physical activity, exercise and health-related fitness programs. Learn how to do the following:
  • Overcome the challenges of encouraging people to become and remain active.
  • Develop programs consistent with each person’s goals and capabilities.
  • Promote and maintain successful physical activity programming in diverse settings and situations.
  • Develop the professional skills needed to manage exercise facilities and employees.
This user-friendly text includes case studies that clearly illustrate key concepts and terms in practical application scenarios based on real-life experiences. Plus, glossaries at the end of each chapter and at the back of the book keep key terms within easy reach and make referencing during study or lecture quick and easy. The study questions and real-life activities included are great tools for independent study. They’ll encourage you to seek further information, develop practical skills and observe professional practice with first-hand insight. You’ll also find suggested readings divided between cited references and additional resources that will give you the edge when studying topics in more depth. With Exercise Management: Concepts and Professional Practice, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to ensure that the young or old, healthy or infirm develop and maintain physically active lifestyles.

About the Author

Laurel T. MacKinnon, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Queensland at Brisbane, Australia. In 1992, Dr. MacKinnon authored Exercise and Immunology, the first book to explore the intriguing relationship between exercise and the immune system. She has received grant funding for projects related to overtraining and immune function in athletes. Dr. MacKinnon is a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a former founding board member of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI) and the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science. In 1997, she served as program chair for the international symposium of ISEI in Germany. Dr. MacKinnon earned her PhD in exercise science at the University of Michigan. She previously held the position of research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Carrie B. Ritchie, PhD, is a lecturer in clinical exercise science at the University of Queensland at Brisbane, Australia. Since 1993, she has lectured at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of exercise prescription and programming for healthy populations and those requiring modifications and special considerations. Her research has focused on the design and implementation of physical activity options and adoption and maintenance of physical activity across various populations. Dr. Ritchie is certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as a clinical exercise specialist. She earned her PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Queensland in 1996. Sue L. Hooper, PhD, is director of the Centre for Physical Activity and Sport Education at the University of Queensland at Brisbane, Australia. She has more than 25 years of experience in exercise management, and she lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels in this field. She oversaw the management of 179 Olympic and Paralympic teams from 48 countries training and competing in Queensland before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Dr. Hooper earned her PhD in exercise science at the University of Queensland in 1993. Peter J. Abernethy, PhD, is director of cardiovascular health programs for the National Heart Foundation (Queensland Division) at Brisbane, Australia. Prior to this he coordinated professional development and exercise management there for nine years at the University of Queensland. Dr. Abernethy has educated exercise management practitioners for 13 years.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Profession of Exercise Management: Promoting Physical Activity in the Community
Chapter 1. The Profession of Exercise Management
Chapter 2. Health Benefits and Recommended Amount of Physical Activity
Chapter 3. Activating the Community

Section II: Principles of Physical Activity Prescription
Chapter 4. Encouraging Physical Activity and Facilitating Behaviour Change
Chapter 5. Maximising Pre-Activity Screening and Consultation
Chapter 6. Assessing Physical Fitness
Chapter 7. Developing Prescriptions for Physical Activity

Section III: Physical Activity Prescription for Special Populations
Chapter 8. Physical Activity Prescription for People With Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic Impairment
Chapter 9. Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan
Chapter 10. Physical Activity Prescription for People With Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Neuromuscular Impairment
Chapter 11. Optimising Performance in Athletes

Section IV: Leadership and Management for the Professional Exercise Manager
Chapter 12. Leadership and Human Resource Management
Chapter 13. Business Management

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About the Authors


Undergraduate students in exercise management or exercise prescription; professionals in exercise management, health and fitness leadership, and exercise rehabilitation; and university educators.