Exercise for Health and Fitness - FIT251

Exercise for Health and Fitness

by Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN and Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
(4.6 / 8 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.00 ACSM CECs)

Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50


Only about half of American adults engage is the recommended aerobic activity as outlined in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Health care professionals need to understand the latest exercise guidelines to make the best recommendations for their patients. This course will discuss the latest exercise guidelines, contraindications to exercise, and dietary guidelines for Americans.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of physical activity/exercise.
  • Discuss the four elements of an exercise prescription.
  • List exercise safety guidelines.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, nursing assistants, dietitians/nutritionists, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, and respiratory therapists.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 2/5/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/4/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

Sort By
CANDACE H - oxford, NC  ·  Mar 26, 2020
This is a very educational exercise for health and fitness material and I would recommend this to a coworker to read.
Was this review helpful?  0
KIMBERLY H - The Woodlands, TX  ·  Feb 03, 2020
Very informative, but to the point.
Was this review helpful?  0
KAMI P - Sartell, MN  ·  Jan 29, 2020
Educational and to the point.
Was this review helpful?  0
ANNE MARIE K - ringwood, NJ  ·  Jan 25, 2020
exercise is an important component of a wellness program
Was this review helpful?  0
YOLANDA A - Dallas, TX  ·  Jan 15, 2020
It is a good overview
Was this review helpful?  0
  Page: of 2  
Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50