CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® (CSEP-PATH®) Resource Manual, Second Edition

CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® (CSEP-PATH®) Resource Manual, Second Edition
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The CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® (CSEP-PATH®) Resource Manual is an evidence-informed, quality textbook and tool for qualified exercise professionals.

The Second Edition of the manual, released in 2019, has been extensively updated with content to reflect the latest research in exercise science, and an easy to use look and feel.

Learn how to support clients from initial intake to continued support through a client-centred process. The manual provides a comprehensive set of assessment protocols and extensive information on working with a variety of clients and their unique needs from children, to older adults, to those who live with disabilities, or those with a stable medical condition.  

Format / Packaging: The 528 page CSEP-PATH® Resource Manual comes in a lab and facility friendly lay flat format. Each of the 14 sections is a 3-hole punched booklet that can be stored together or used section by section as needed. 

Second Edition Highlights:

  • Content features a balance of scientific content and practical application.

  • The CSEP-PATH® Toolkit features 39 tools organized to align with the content in the manual. Each manual comes with a unique serial code to access complimentary electronic versions of the Toolkit.

  • Two new protocols have been added to the CSEP-PATH Section: Forearm Plank and Y Balance Test. Predicted 1-Repetition Maximum has been moved from Training for Health to Step 2 – Assess.

  • New section has been added on Training Clients Living with Being Overweight or Obese.

  • Three distinct sections were developed from the previous Foundations Section: Anatomy and Physiology, Lifestyle Behaviours and Health, and Behaviour Change. 

  • Updated resources have been incorporated, including:
    • Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth (ages 5-17)
    • Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4)
    • SOGC / CSEP 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy
    • Get Active Questionnaire
    • Canada’s Food Guide 2019

CSEP-PATH® Resource Manual Second Edition ISBN: 978-1-896900-46-9

CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health® Tour of the Second Edition Resource Manual

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Content Overview

Section 1: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
An overview of key anatomy and physiology concepts relevant to qualified exercise professionals.

Section 2: Lifestyle Behaviours and Health
This section contains four subsections: Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health; Sedentary Behaviour; Healthy Eating; and Healthy Sleep. Each subsection provides a general introduction to the topic and highlights how qualified exercise professionals can advance the promotion of the lifestyle behaviour to health.

Section 3: Behaviour Change
This section provides a basic overview of the main theories of behaviour change and models used within the physical activity domain, highlights key areas for action or intervention based on the tenets of these theories, and then outlines approaches that qualified exercise professionals will find beneficial as they seek to guide clients to make lasting changes to improve their health and fitness. 

Section 4: CSEP-PATH
This section presents the CSEP-PATH itself, a streamlined 6-step sequence based on the 6-As (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist, and Arrange) that is a foundation of effective health behaviour intervention.

Section 5: Training for Health & Performance
This section focuses on both training for health and fitness and training for performance-related fitness (sport and physically demanding occupations). The content reviews key training principles and variables for enhancing cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness.

Section 6: Training for Children and Youth
This section enhances knowledge when working with children and youth and considerations to help younger populations meet the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.  

Section 7: Training for Pregnant Women
This section highlights key considerations to consider when working with pregnancy women through their gestational period using the SOGC / CSEP 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy as a foundation.

Section 8: Training for Clients Living with being Overweight or Obese
This brand new section highlights key factors to consider when developing an effective physical activity strategy for clients who have weight loss as a goal.

Section 9: Training for Persons with a Disability
This section contains general information to support the qualified exercise professional's efforts to provide inclusive services to clients with all abilities, and highlights strategies to create quality physical activity opportunities for clients with a disability.

Section 10: Training for Older Adults
This section identifies pertinent physiological age-related changes and prescribing practices unique to the older adult.

Section 11: Training for Clients Living with Chronic Conditions
This section offers general information on the more common chronic conditions diagnosed in Canada and how they typically affect an individual’s ability to engage in regular physical activity.

Professional Concepts
This section contains information of relevance to those interested in or pursuing certification with CSEP. This section also provides an overview of professional liability, standard of care, and tips for building a strong professional reputation and practice.

The CSEP-PATH® Toolkit includes client questionnaires, handouts, and worksheets to support the qualified exercise professional in administering the CSEP-PATH® protocols. 

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