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ERIC Number: ED432121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 211
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87322-957-6
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. Second Edition.
Peterson, James A., Ed; Tharrett, Stephen J., Ed.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) sets the industry standard for certifying professionals involved in health and fitness and their clinical applications. This 5-part publication provides a revised edition of six standards representing the industry's consensus on design and operation of a safe and high-quality health/fitness facility. Part 1 presents a list of the standards for health/fitness facilities and an overview and discussion of those standards. Part 2 sets guidelines concerning the physical plant safety, signage, organizational structure and staffing, user screening, and emergency/safety procedures. Parts 3 through 5 chronicle guidelines governing programming, staffing, safety, and facilities and equipment in programmed activity areas (fitness testing, exercise rooms, sports court areas, etc.); nonactivity areas (laundry and locker rooms, and external grounds); and specialty areas (youth supervision and spa areas). Appendices include supplements and forms, standards guidelines for climbing walls, the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to health/fitness areas, a list of related trade and professional organizations, and information about the ACSM. (Contains 95 references.) (GR)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990