Exercise in Health Modification: Assessment and Training Guidelines
clinical guidelines for assessment of fitness level & prescription of exercise tasks, treatment of physical & mental disorders
Discusses clinical guidelines for the assessment of fitness level and prescription of exercise tasks, with special emphasis on the role of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Psycholgists working in the areas of behavioral medicine and behavior therapy predict that exercise will be used more extensively in the coming years for treating a variety of behaviorally based physical and mental health disorders such as depression, obesity, and anxiety. It is proposed that a safe, efficient, and appropriate exercise program can be prescribed for the great majority of individuals by mental health professionals trained in exercise testing.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
The Behavior Therapist, v. 7, issue 1, p. 5-8
Scholar Commons Citation
Thompson, Joel K. and Martin, John E., "Exercise in Health Modification: Assessment and Training Guidelines" (1984). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2071.