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Wouldn’t You Like to Know

Bushman, Barbara A. Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31823db730

With all the different exercise recommendations and programs reported in the media, what is ACSM’s stance on exercise prescription for healthy adults? I’m a personal trainer and would like to have guidance for developing individualized exercise prescriptions.

Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor at Missouri State University. She holds four ACSM certifications: Program Director, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Fitness Specialist, and Personal Trainer. Dr. Bushman has authored papers related to menopause, factors influencing exercise participation, and deep water run training; she authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (Human Kinetics, 2005), edited ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (Human Kinetics, 2011) and promotes health/fitness at

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