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Chapter 1

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

National Association for Health and Fitness

Certification Sites

National Strength and Conditioning Association

American College of Sports Medicine

NASPE Guidelines

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

The Scientific Method

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Chapter 2


Muscle Physiology—Myofilament Structure

Sliding Filament Model

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Chapter 3

Biological Energy Conversion, Review of Anaerobic Metabolism

Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle

Electron Transport System

Cycling Performance Tips, basic physiology, cell energy metabolism

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Chapter 4

The Peripheral Nervous System, Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle

The Nervous System

The Autonomic Nervous System


Electromyography Fundamentals

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Chapter 5

Cardiovascular System

The Heart.Org Cardiology Online

AACVPR—American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Chapter 6

AACVPR—American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

National Jewish Health

American Lung Association

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Chapter 7

Endocrine System (Hormones) Topics

Endocrine System

The Pituitary Foundation

Growth Hormone

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Chapter 8

The Immune System

The Anatomy of the ImmuneSystem: Nonspecific Inflammatory Response

Antibody Production

Upper Respiratory Infection

Comprehensive AIDS and HIV Information

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Chapter 9

Physical Activity and Health, Women

Your Guide to Physical Activity andYour Heart

Physical Activity and Weight Control

Obesity Society

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Exercise During Pregnancy

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Chapter 10

Physical Activity and Health Executive Summary

Physical Activity and Fitness
Healthy People 2020

Sports Coach—VO2 max

Anaerobic Threshold

Gatorade Sports Science Institute

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Chapter 11

Physical Factors Behind the Action Potential

Strength Training

Exercise Prescription

USA Weightlifting

The Physician and Sports Medicine
Strength Training for Females


Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Training

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Chapter 12

Types of Stretching

Stretching and Flexibility

PNF Stretching

Flexibility Basics

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Chapter 13

Speed Training

USA Track and Field

Sprint Training for Developing Athletes

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

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Chapter 14

Fatigue in Exercise

Neuromuscular Research Center

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Chapter 15

Nutrition Information

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Vitamins and Nutrition Center

Sports Nutrition

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Chapter 16

NIDA Research Report—Steroid Abuse and Addiction

Creatine Supplementation

Sports Science Creatine Review

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

NCAA Drug Testing

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Chapter 17

Environmental Physiology Lab

Athletes and Fluid Replacement

The High Altitude Medicine Guide

Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude: Acclimatization and Illness

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Chapter 18

Physical Fitness and Activity in Schools

American Academy of Pediatrics

ACSM Current Comment—Preseason Conditioning for Young Athletes

Weight Training for Children and Adolescents

Strength Training for Children

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Chapter 19

International Society for Aging and Physical Activity

Huffington Center on Aging: Geriatric Education and Research

Cardiovascular Response to Exercise

Physical Fitness and Older Adults

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