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SCC Library Books & eBooks

Prescriptive Stretching

Prescriptive Stretching features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for dozens of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance and flexibility, and prevent common injuries. 

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Dumbbell Training

The book is loaded with more than 110 exercises targeting the core, upper body, lower body, and total body. Exercises feature a variety of variations and are supplemented with photos and concisely written exercise descriptions, making it easy to understand each exercise and implement it on your own. You'll also find 66 ready-to-use programs that target your specific goals. 

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ACSM's Certification Review

Reflecting the authoritative expertise of the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM's Certification Review, 6th Edition, prepares users to successfully pass certification exams and become an ACSM Certified Personal trainer (ACSM-CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP), or ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM- CEP). This easy-to-use review combines career-specific information with assessment tools and application-based exercises to boost test-taking confidence and help users ensure a seamless transition to practice.    

A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training

A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training is designed to help you successfully lead training sessions for small groups--incorporating group dynamics and your knowledge of training principles.  Learn how to apply group dynamics and social interaction to create a comfortable environment for clients who enjoy personal training in a group setting. 

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Anatomical Kinesiology

Anatomical Kinesiology provides students with a comprehensive and concise resource for mastering the muscles and related anatomy responsible for body movement.   The text uses 18 chapters divided across five sections to cover all the material. 

The Business of Personal Training

This book walks you through the business-based side of personal training while teaching you the valuable skills you'll need to start, build, and grow your business. The Business of Personal Training is a comprehensive, digestible, and applicable resource that will take your business to the next level, giving you more time for what's most important. 

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

This book provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and customized exercise prescription. The text synthesizes research and practice with concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to clearly convey how assessments from physical fitness testing inform the design of individualized exercise programs. 

Library Database: Gale Interactive Human Anatomy

Spotlight on Gale Interactive Human Anatomy DatabaseIn this database, human anatomy comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models.

Screenshot of Muscles of the Deep Back from the Interactive Anatomy database


Watch Streaming Videos from the SCC Library

A Student’s Guide to Exercise for Improving Health

This video provides practical advice and suggestions that will help students balance a healthy, active lifestyle with academic success. Students will learn the many benefits of exercise, how to design an exercise program, and how to set realistic and attainable fitness goals that will improve health, happiness, and academic success.

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Endurance Training

The human body is capable of extraordinary feats, but what is the limit? Dr. Sanjay Gupta meets the team working to reach the next level: breaking the two-hour marathon.

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Acute Respiratory Responses to Exercise

As our presenter undertakes some high intensity exercise with her CrossFit coach and a trained athlete to assist, she takes a close look at how the respiratory system responds. During the session, a sports scientist explains key areas such as tidal volume, respiratory rate, ventilation, diffusion of gases in the lungs, oxygen deficit, VO2 max and EPOC.