RISK STRATIFICATION: Effective Use of ACSM Guidelines and Integration of Professional Judgment

Green, Matt Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181e34908

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • The reader will be able to effectively use current ACSM risk stratification guidelines using a simplified approach. The reader also will appreciate the necessity for professional judgment when working with incomplete risk factor profiles.

In Brief

Learn how to effectively utilize current ACSM risk stratification procedures and integrate professional judgment with incomplete or complete client profiles.

Author Information

Matt Green, Ph.D., FACSM, is an associate professor of exercise physiology at the University of North Alabama and a fellow and active member of ACSM. His research focuses on a variety of topics including perceived exertion and exercise evaluation.

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