PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has published seven new editions of their exercise science list in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Several titles provide the content students and professionals must master to obtain multiple ACSM certifications, including ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist or ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist.
ACSM's personal trainer, health fitness specialist, clinical exercise specialist and registered clinical exercise physiologist certifications are NCCA-accredited. This spring's lineup includes the ninth edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, which is widely considered the gold standard title for this subject. ACSM has certified more than 25,000 health fitness professionals in 44 countries.
"This partnership leverages LWW's widely respected publishing platform and the expert scientific and clinical knowledge of our members," said Katie Feltman, Director of Publishing for the ACSM. "These new publications significantly expand access for both students and professionals to the definitive science and evidence in the sports medicine field, which ultimately translates into better clinical outcomes for patients."
The seven new titles published as part of the partnership include:
- ACSM's Certification Review, Fourth Edition
- ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults, First Edition
- ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Ninth Edition
- ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual, Fourth Edition
- ACSM's Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist, First Edition
- ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, Fourth Edition
- ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Seventh Edition
All titles include online ancillary support via thePoint.lww.com, which can include online texts, image banks, PowerPoint Slides, and test generators.
"Our partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine allows us to work with the country's leading experts on exercise and personal fitness to develop the information tools that students and professionals need for both education and certification," said Julie Stegman, Vice President and Publisher, Health Professions and Nursing Education. "We are pleased to offer this suite of learning tools to support the learning needs of this vital group of health professionals."
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.
LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).
About the American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
SOURCE Wolters Kluwer Health