"ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines" presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and programme offerings in a safe environment. This fourth edition includes new standards and guidelines for pre-activity screening, orientation, education and supervision. A key benefit to the new edition is that it will assist health and fitness facility managers, owners and staff in keeping to a standard of operation, client care and service that will assist members and users in caring for their health through safe and appropriate exercise experiences.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. ACSM, founded in 1954, is a professional membership society with more than 20,000 national, regional and international members in more than 70 countries dedicated to improving health through science, education and medicine.
Chapter 1. Pre-Activity Screening; Chapter 2. Orientation, Education, and Supervision; Chapter 3. Risk Management and Emergency Policies; Chapter 4. Health/Fitness Facility Professional Staff and Independent Contractors; Chapter 5. Health/Fitness Facility Operating Practices; Chapter 6. Health/Fitness Facility Design and Construction; Chapter 7. Health/Fitness Facility Equipment; Chapter 8. Signage in Health/Fitness Facilities.