Professional feedback often assists us in the development of our certification programs. It can help provide a 'real application' aspect to a particular exercise, technique and/or program. We have over two hundred exercises in our manuals. Your professional opinion helps us stay current and relevant. Please check back every week or so to view the featured exercise, and offer us your professional expertise.
NHE Health and Fitness Professional Certification Programs
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The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. Through this course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.
A certified personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in developing and implementing an individualized approach to exercise, nutrition and flexibility. The basic components involved in the profession of personal training include: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Other components such as speed, power, balance and sports conditioning may also be addressed. NHE personal trainers possess the knowledge to address these components and also have minor training in exercise physiology and sports rehabilitation. Due to their extensive training, NHE personal trainers may also provide other services; such as health/fitness seminars, wellness programs and nutritional consultation.
A Fitness Nutritionist analyzes an individual's diet to help manage his/her weight. Prior to developing an individual's dietary plan, a Fitness Nutritionist will consider one's lifestyle, health conditions and exercise regimen. A Fitness Nutritionist is well familiar with the effects of diet as they relate to exercise and can provide expert advice on food strategies and/or dietary supplementation to help ensure measurable fitness results. Because of focused study, he/she is well versed in all major dietary components and understands the relevant role each plays in successfully managing body weight.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency first aid procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest. It can be performed by trained laypersons, health care or emergency response professionals. CPR is performed on an unconscious individual who is not breathing normally and continued until the underlying cause can be identified and a pulse is restored (called Return Of Spontaneous Circulation or ROSC). The majority of CPR protocols consist of chest compressions and breaths. The intention, in both cases, is the maintenance of oxygenated blood flow to the brain and the heart, thereby extending the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. This credential enables the instruction of safe and approved CPR.
Fact Check (Fitness and Health Organizations Only)
A periodic exam designed to interpret and document the expertise level of current employees and/or new hires. This program is simple to schedule and implement. It enables fitness club owners to monitor the advice their employees are providing to club members and personal training clients. All employee weaknesses will be exposed. If a weakness is discovered, appropriate action may be taken prior to a possible client injury resulting from inaccurate or improper advice. At the very least, proper re-training can be implemented so that clients/members may receive the best possible fitness and health consultation services your organization can provide. Revolving subjects include: Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Program Development, Food Consultation and Injury Recognition.
SG Manual Exercise Variation Survey- Featured Exercise #32
(Ab Strap Knee Raise)
Primary Muscles:Rectus Abdominus, External Oblique, Internal Oblique
Synergists: Tensor fascia lata, Rectus femoris, Sartorius
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Clinical Exercise Specialists possess knowledge relating to a variety of different fitness assessment tools/procedures*. Other services may include clinical testing, rehabilitation assistance, risk factor identification and lifestyle management for individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease(s). These and other services are typically delivered in a cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation facility, a physicians’ office or a wellness center.
NHE provides national educational services in the fields of scientific principles of exercise physiology, nutritional consultation, weight management, exercise program development, rehabilitation procedures, fitness appraisal and evaluation techniques, functional anatomy and kinesiology, and risk-factor identification. Specializing in educational testing, to determine competence in the fields of directing, administering, and conducting preventative and rehabilitative wellness programs.
Working in a wide range of fitness specialties, our members are committed to the treatment and prevention of obesity and the advancement of exercise science, nutrition and wellness.
Our members have applied their knowledge, training, dedication and passion in pulmonary physiology, health promotion, exercise science and nutrition to help generate healthier lifestyles for their patients, clients, family members and associates. As an organization, we are dedicated to improving the professional standards of the fitness industry, by making it more challenging for fitness professionals to acquire a professional credential. Our focus is to expand the knowledge base of those who enroll in our certification programs beyond the status quo. To ensure we certify only those with a true understanding of health and fitness, we administer advanced certification exams designed to challenge each student's comprehension of nutrition, exercise science and American health.
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