Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

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A Home Study Continuing education Course that provides evidence-based information to help the Fitness professional use exercise to aid the cancer survivor with their recovery and rehabilitation.

This Course will:

  1. Discuss the general epidemiology of cancer, common screening practices, treatment strategies, and warning signs for recurrence.
  2. Identify side effects, signs, and symptoms associated with common cancers and treatment strategies.
  3. Explain and distinguish between lifestyle and heredity factors that influence mechanisms of cancer etiology.
  4. Discuss the physiologic and psychological attributes and benefits that may be improved by exercise training among cancer survivors.
  5. Obtain basic and medical history from cancer survivors and recognize how cancer and its treatments may affect components of fitness and fitness testing results.
  6. Describe the benefits and risks of safe exercise training in the cancer survivor, as well as possible exercise prescription/program modifications.
  7. Discuss the effects of cancer treatments on the nutritional health and needs of cancer patients and survivors.
  8. Identify and explain behavioral strategies that can enhance exercise and activity motivation and adherence for cancer patients and survivors.
  9. Recognize and respond to cancer-specific safety issues and emergencies, as well as complete incident documentation related to cancer-specific adverse events.
  10. Discuss essential operation, administration, and management roles and tasks within a cancer centre, cancer treatment facility, and outpatient setting.

The exercise and Cancer Survivorship Course™ is perfect for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers) who want to dramatically increase their knowledge about Cancer and how exercise can benefit after a cancer diagnosis.

Electronic formatExercise and Cancer SurvivorshipTM certificate package with a 60 question online test includes the eBook version of the 208-page ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship Editor Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH and a 74-page workbook provided in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.

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  • Certified Personal Trainer

Student Information


ACSM: 11


NASM: 1.3

NSCA: 1.1

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