Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health and Chronic Disease; Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Clarification; Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription and Exercise Program Adherence; Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness; Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs; Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness; Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs; Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition; Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs; Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility; Chapter 11. Designing Flexibility and Low Back Care Problems; Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal; Appendix B. Cardiorespiratory Assessments; Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercise and Norms; Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments; Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure; Appendix F. Flexibility Exercises, Low Back Care Exercises and Stress Assessment.
Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a Regents professor emerita at the University of New Mexico, where she has taught physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription courses for more than 25 years. Extensively published, Dr. Heyward is the author of three previous editions of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription as well as two editions of Applied Body Composition. Heyward has also written more than 60 articles in research and professional journals dealing with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Dr. Heyward has given numerous presentations at international, national and regional meetings of professional organisations in the field.