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What should you do with client training cards at the end of the session?

put them in a "locked cabinet"

Can a CPT diagnosis medically?


What two things must a CPT have? (Certs)

CPR/AED, and liability insurance if not through the facility

What are the six basic business models?

"sole proprietorship, independent contractor, partnership, corporation, S corporation, and limited liability company (LLC)."

What is sole proprietorship?

One person owns the buisness

What is a independent contractor?

provide other services to facilities or businesses (health clubs)

What is a partnership?

Two or more people working together

What is a sale?

an agreement between the client and the CPT

How many people are typically named on a start up list for a CPT?


What are the Four E's that you should consider when charging a client for services?


CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Age

Men>45, women>55

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Family Hx

Cardiovascular compromise or death in father or first degree male relative before 55; or women under 65.

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Smoking

Current smoker, smoker who has quit in the past 6 months, exposure to smoke 2-hand.

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Sedentary Lifestyle

Not participating in at least 30 min of mod level exercise (40%-60% VO2R on at least 3 days of the week for 3 months.

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Obesity

BMI greater than 30 or waist girth greater than 102 (40in) for men and 88cm (35in) for women

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: HTN

Systolic pressure greater than 140 or diastolic greater than 90 (taken on two measurements) or on anti-HTN medications

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Dyslipidemia

LDL greater than 130, or HDL less than 40 (or if on lipid lowering medication.

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: Prediabetes

Glucose greater than 100 but less than 125

CVD Risk Factor defining criteria: HDL (negative effects)

greater than 60 (subtract a risk factor

What is considered low risk?

Asymptomatic with less than 2 risk factors

What is considered moderate risk?

Asymptomatic with greater than 2 risk factors

What is considered high risk?

Symptomatic or with known CVD, Pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease

Do you need to take any action when working with low risk clients?


Do you need to take any action when working with mod risk clients?

yes, you need medical exam clearance from a doctor for vigorous exercise but that is it.

Do you need to take any action when working with high risk clients?

yes for everything you do you need to have MD supervision, Exercise Rec. testing and a clearance medical exam prior to initiating exercise

How do you calculate BMI?

Weight (kg)/ height in M^2)

Can a CPT administer supplements?


Can a CPT recommend a diet plan and administer it to the client?


What does ACSM recommend for exercise intensity with %HRmax?

64%-70% and 94%

What does ACSM recommend for exercise intensity with %VO2maxR?

40-60% and 89%

What is the recommended frequency for aerobic exercise?


How often should resistance training be done?

2-3 times per week

What is the general prescription for resistance training?

8-12 reps, on 2-3 times per week ranging from 1-2 sets (sometimes 3 for advance athletics)

What is the general prescription for resistance training intensity?

60-80% of One rep max

What is the "agonist-antagonist rule"?

You should work agonist and antagonist muscles equally (ie back extensors and trunk flexors)

Muscular training should have a minimum of how many sets?


What frequency should an individual stretch?

2-3 times per week (10 minutes per session)

What is the recommendation for neuromuscular exercise?

2-3 times per week,

What is agility?

" the ability to change the position of the body in space with speed and accuracy"

What is the anatomy of the warm-up?

5-10 minutes of low-moderate level exercise

Describe "SAID"

The ability of the muscle to do the work specific to the task (ie high reps for high rep activity)

What are some tests that you can do for muscular power?

"medicine ball 'put' for the upper body power assessment and the vertical jump test or standing long jump for the lower body muscular power assessment"

What are some tests that you can do for the endurance test?

"1-minute timed tests of curl-ups, push-ups to fatigue, or maximal amount of repetitions that can be performed at a given percentage of the 1RM load"

"Regular exercise will result in what chronic adaptation in cardiac output (CO) during exercise at the same workload?"

"No change"

"In which stage of motivational readiness is a person who is an irregular exerciser?"

"Preparation-Preparation is an individual who is planning for or irregularly exercising, whereas the stage of action represents a person who is currently exercising."

"Regular exercise will result in what chronic adaptation in cardiac output (CO) during exercise at the same workload?"

no change

How would you risk stratify the following client ("HDL <40 mg; current smoker; BMI <28"?

Moderate Risk

"Which of the water-soluble vitamins must be consumed on a daily basis?"

"Vitamins B complex and C"

What is NOT true regarding the psychological benefits of regular exercise in the elderly?"

"Stimulates appetite"

"To determine program effectiveness, psychological theories provide a conceptual framework for assessment and what?"

"Application of cognitive-behavioral or motivational principles"

"When exercise training children, increasing the rate of training intensity more than approximately _____% per week increases the likelihood of overuse injuries of bone."


What type of muscle stretching can cause residual muscle soreness, is time consuming, and typically requires a partner?"


"Most sedentary people who begin an exercise program are likely to stop within how many months?


"Which of the following personnel is responsible for program design as well as implementation of that program?"

Manager or director

"While assessing the behavioral changes associated with an exercise program, which of the following would be categorized under the cognitive process of the Transtheoretical Model?"


"You have examined your patient's health screening documents and obtained physiologic resting measurements and you decide to proceed with a single session of fitness assessments. Identify the recommended order of administration."

"Body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility"

"What is the planning tool that addresses the organization's short- and long-term goals; identifies the steps needed to achieve the goals; and gives the time line, priority, and allocation of resources to each goal?"

Strategic Plan

"Modifiable primary risk factors for CAD include what?

"Obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM), tobacco smoking, and sedentary lifestyle"

"Which of the following is an example of increasing self-efficacy by setting several short-term goals to attain a long-term goal?"

"An application of cognitive-behavioral principles"

"Establishing specific expectations of what you are willing to do as a counselor and staying focused on exercise and physical activity issues and behavioral skills related to exercise are strategies for handling which type of participant?"

Needy Client

"Which of the following statements best describes capital budgets?"

"Include the costs of equipment and building or facility expense

How many k/cals are there in 1 pound?


How many k/cals are lost by walking 1 mile?


Ture or False: "Between 1 and 2 min are recommended for an adequate cool-down."


"A 35-yr-old woman reduced her caloric intake by 1,200 kcal wk1. How much weight will she lose in 26 wk?"

8.9 or 9 lbs

"From question 97, how much weight will she lose in 26 wk if she integrated a 1-mi walk three times per week into her weight loss program?" (8.9-9lbs already lost)


How do you convert height to m^2?

Height (in inches) x 0.0254

How do you convert kg into lbs?


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