ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment
ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment,
Edition 1
By Jeff Coombes, BEd (Hons), BAppSc, MEd, PhD, AEP and Tina Skinner, BAppSc (HMS — ExSci) (Hons), GCHigherEd, PhD, AEP

Publication Date: 30 Sept 2014

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Description

Perfect For:

  • Exercise and Sports Science Students
  • Exercise and Fitness Professionals

Benefits:

  • First Australian text written with Exercise and Sports Science Australia’s (ESSA) accreditation framework in mind.
  • Evolve eBook included! A code inside this text enables a full text download, so you can browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files, and highlight material.

ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is an essential text for any student undertaking an exercise and sports science degree and professionals working in the exercise and fitness industries.

This practical manual contains fundamental theory and detailed step-by-step protocols designed to assist students and practitioners to develop competency for conducting tests in exercise, health and sports science.

Written by leading Australian and New Zealand Academics and published in collaboration with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is the first Australian text written with ESSA’s accreditation framework in mind.


"Best for any student or graduate of an exercise and sport science degree or for professionals working in the exercise and fitness industries".
Reviewed by: Ufuk Sekir, Medical School of Uludag University on behalf of the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine  Date: July 2015

Key Features

• Combines the theory underpinning testing procedures and comprehensive step-by-step protocols.

• Includes practical data recording tables.

• Protocols that encompass the spectrum of tests in exercise, health and sports science including, but not limited to, anthropometry, muscular strength, submaximal and maximal exercise testing, range of motion and threshold tests.

• Includes pre-testing procedures and equipment requirements for conducting assessments.

• Emphasis on the accuracy of the measurement, including calibration and verification of equipment.

• Section on laboratory safety, cleaning and disinfecting.

• Links analysis, interpretation and communication of test results.

• Data analysis practical that encourages the reader to analyse their own data collected in the activities.

 

About the author
By Jeff Coombes, BEd (Hons), BAppSc, MEd, PhD, AEP, Professor of Exercise Science, School of Human Movement Studies The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Tina Skinner, BAppSc (HMS — ExSci) (Hons), GCHigherEd, PhD, AEP, Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology, School of Human Movement Studies The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Table of Contents

1 Equipment calibration and verification

2 Blood analysis

3 Cardiovascular health

4 Anthropometry

5 Physical activity

6 Pre-exercise health screening

7 Neuromuscular strength, power and strength endurance

8 Flexibility

9 VO2max

10 Submaximal tests for cardiorespiratory fitness

11 Lactate threshold

12 High intensity exercise

13 Nutrition

14 Functional measures

15 Exercise capacity

16 Pulmonary function

17 Resting and exercise electrocardiography (ECG)

18 Data analysis

Book Reviews

"Best for any student or graduate of an exercise and sport science degree or for professionals working in the exercise and fitness industries.

The editors of the book are expert educators and researchers with vast experience on this topic".

Reviewed by: Ufuk Sekir, Medical School of Uludag University on behalf of the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine  Date: July 2015

Book details
ISBN: 9780729541428
Page Count: 480
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: £49.85