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Continuing Education Self-Test: Credits Provided by the American College of Sports Medicine

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31821e8f8a
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ATTENTION! Please note that the print version of the continuing education credit (CEC) self-tests are no longer valid. ACSM has officially transitioned all continuing education credit (CEC) self-tests online! Check out the new ACSM online learning platform at to take the test and print your CEC certificate immediately after earning a passing grade. Please direct any questions to

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CEC Self-Test 1:

Integrating Nutrition and Physical Activity Education Into Elementary Schools Serving Low-Income Families page 8

by Vanessa A. Farrell, Ph.D., R.D., CSCS; Jennifer Reeves, M.Ed.; Scott B. Going, Ph.D.; and Linda Houtkooper, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM

  1. Data from NHANES surveys (1976 to 1980 and 2007 to 2008) show that the prevalence of obesity has increased for children aged 6 to 11 years from:
    1. 6.5% to 19.6%.
    2. 5.0% to 17.6%.
    3. 33.3% to 34.1%.
    4. 5.0% to 17.6%.
  2. Dietary and physical activity behavior change in children is more likely to result from:
    1. unrestricted health education funds given to schools.
    2. unrestricted health education funds given to the after school programs.
    3. combined application of public heath approaches and education.
    4. school-based health education programs.
  3. The Partners Program collaboration included:
    1. elementary schools, university, and private organizations.
    2. community organizations, grocery stores, and school districts.
    3. university, corporation, and community organizations.
    4. community organizations, elementary schools, and a university.
  4. Which is a program element of the PEP grant?
    1. Hiring contracted trainers on selected curricula materials to train the site coordinators.
    2. Instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities, designed to enhance the physical, mental, social, or emotional development of every student.
    3. Funding travel to state and national professional development opportunities.
    4. Training teachers to write grants to help fund nutrition and physical activity projects in their schools.
  5. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program‐Education component
    1. is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    2. is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
    3. is available to all public school students.
    4. is currently conducted in less than 20 states.
  6. Which is not a strategy in developing an obesity prevention program for at risk, underserved children?
    1. Identify and document the population.
    2. Identify partners with common goals that will address the need.
    3. Secure resources to address the need.
    4. Sustain the program that addresses the need.
  7. The fitness assessments completed in the Partners Program included:
    1. BMI.
    2. fitness pacer field test of aerobic endurance.
    3. pedometers.
    4. all of the above
  8. The School Health Index modules utilized in the Partners Program included the following modules:
    1. school health and safety policies and environmental scan.
    2. nutrition services, health education, and physical education.
    3. counseling, psychological, and social services.
    4. family and community involvement.
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CEC Self-Test 2

SSports Supplements: Quercetin page 17

by Melvin H. Williams, Ph.D., FACSM

  1. Sports supplements may include all of the following except which?
    1. Vitamins.
    2. Amino acids.
    3. Legal and illegal drugs.
    4. Minerals.
    5. All of the above may be found in sports supplements.
  2. Quercetin is classified as a(n):
    1. amino acid.
    2. vitamin.
    3. phytonutrient.
    4. metabolite of caffeine.
    5. legal drug.
  3. Which of the following statements is false?
    1. Quercetin has been studied as an antioxidant.
    2. Quercetin has been studied as an anti-inflammatory agent.
    3. Quercetin has been studied for its anti-infectious effects.
    4. Quercetin has been studied for its performance-enhancing effects.
    5. Quercetin has been found to be a very effective medicine and is now classified as a prescribed drug.
  4. Regarding the antioxidant effects of quercetin, which of the following statements is true?
    1. Acute quercetin supplementation (a single dose) before intense exercise (2 to 3 hours) will reduce muscle tissue damage.
    2. Chronic quercetin supplementation (over 2 to 3 weeks) before intense exercise (2 to 3 hours) will reduce muscle tissue damage.
    3. Both acute and chronic quercetin supplementation have been shown repeatedly to increase antioxidant capacity.
    4. Chronic quercetin supplementation only appears to be effective in very prolonged ultraendurance events, such as the Western States Endurance Run.
    5. All of the above statements are false.
  5. Which of the following is one of the main theories underlying the purported performance-enhancing effect of quercetin supplementation on aerobic endurance capacity?
    1. Increased blood volume.
    2. Increased cardiac output or amount of blood pumped per minute.
    3. Increased mitochondria in the muscle cells.
    4. Increased levels of muscle glycogen as an energy source.
    5. All of the above.
  6. Based on the available but limited research, which of the following subject groups are most likely to experience enhanced exercise performance after chronic quercetin supplementation?
    1. Physically untrained individuals.
    2. Physically trained runners.
    3. Physically trained female cyclists.
    4. Elite male cyclists.
    5. Ultraendurance runners.
  7. As a personal trainer working with a young man in a weight-loss exercise program involving 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise 5 days a week, what might be the most appropriate recommendation you could make based on the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and American College of Sports Medicine classification of the efficacy of sports supplements?
    1. It performs as claimed.
    2. It may perform as claimed.
    3. It does not perform as claimed.
    4. It should not be used because its use is prohibited.
  8. What might be the recommended dosage for someone who plans on using quercetin supplements?
    1. Ten micrograms daily in two 5-µg doses.
    2. One milligram daily in two 500-µg doses.
    3. Ten milligrams daily in two 5-mg doses.
    4. One hundred milligrams daily in two 50-mg doses.
    5. One thousand milligrams daily in two 500-mg doses.

(Answers can be found at the bottom of the Table of Contents.)





To receive credit, mail this page with check or money order payable in U.S. dollars in the amount of $15 (ACSM and ACSM Alliance members) or $20 (nonmembers).

Mail CEC tests to:

American College of Sports Medicine

Department 6022

Carol Stream, IL 60122-6022

(A $25 fee will be assessed on all returned checks.) Fed ID#23-6390952 Test Expires: October 31, 2012.

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