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ESSA's Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5350022
  • Book
  • January 2022
  • Elsevier Health Science
ESSA's Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport assessment is an essential text for students and exercise clinicians wishing to accredit with ESSA as exercise scientists.

Written by former ESSA President Jeff Coombes and clinical exercise physiologist Tina Skinner, this book provides everything students need to achieve competency in ESSA Standard 7, Health Exercise and Sport Assessment. It contains in-depth and well-articulated methodology for all tests, data recording tables and normative values, and case study analyses.

Each of the 21 chapters addresses key health and fitness assessments used to evaluate health, fitness and performance. With easy-to-follow practicals throughout, this book has been updated to reflect current best practice and recent advances such as wearable devices and smartphone apps.

- Endorsed by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)- Aligned with National University Course Accreditation Program criteria- Practical data recording tables- Australian-specific population normative data tables- End of chapter discussion questions to apply knowledge to different case scenarios- Traditional and contemporary gold standard tests that are valid and reliable- Detailed, easy to follow step-by-step protocols- An eBook included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve

- eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

- Image Collection- Testbank

Student resources:

- Case studies- Additional Laboratory Assignments- Criteria Sheets- Data recording template- New Static and Dynamic Posture practical- New Test Accuracy, Reliability and Validity practical- New activities reflecting recent advances in the field- Increased focus on the interpretation, feedback and discussion of the data collected during the assessment with the participant
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1.    Test accuracy, reliability and validity
    2.    Blood analysis
    3.    Cardiovascular health
    4.    Physique assessment
    5.    Physical activity
    6.    Pre-exercise health screening
    7.    Neuromuscular strength, power and strength endurance
    8.    Static and dynamic posture
    9.    Flexibility
   10.   VO2max
   11.   Submaximal testing for cardiorespiratory fitness
   12.   Lactate threshold
   13.   High-intensity exercise
   14.   Nutrition
   15.   Functional measures
   16.   Exercise capacity
   17.   Pulmonary function
   18.   Resting and exercise electrocardiography (ECG)
   19.   Data analysis
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Jeff Coombes Professor of Exercise Science, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Tina Skinner Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Course Convenor, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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