Cancer and the Older Adult book cover

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 4.0

BOC Category A 2.00

NASM 0.4

CPTN 7.0

NSCA 0.4

YMCA 4.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 5.0

SFA 0.4

NFPT 0.5

KIPS 0.4

NETA 4.0

HFPA 4.0

WITS 2.0

VBPT 2.0 - Type 1

Cancer and the Older Adult

$79.00

 

This course provides a beginning knowledge base for health and fitness professionals who wish to explore the possibility of working with mature adults who have experienced cancer. It is a good first step to help with understanding the basics involved in working with cancer survivors and consider if more advanced training to specialize in training cancer survivors is a good fit.

This resource not only deals with the essentials related to cancer risk, disease states and treatment, but offers research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. 

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 4.0

BOC Category A 2.00

NASM 0.4

CPTN 7.0

NSCA 0.4

YMCA 4.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 5.0

SFA 0.4

NFPT 0.5

KIPS 0.4

NETA 4.0

HFPA 4.0

WITS 2.0

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

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And, if your program includes an ebook, you will receive a separate email containing your keycode to access your ebook. In this case, the original email with access to your workbook and test will also include instructions for using your keycode to access your ebook.

If you don’t see these emails after purchase, please check your spam folder for emails from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 4.0

BOC Category A 2.00

NASM 0.4

CPTN 7.0

NSCA 0.4

YMCA 4.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 5.0

SFA 0.4

NFPT 0.5

KIPS 0.4

NETA 4.0

HFPA 4.0

WITS 2.0

Description

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 2.00 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.00Category A hours/CEUs. AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced, AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; 2= Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Therapuetic Intervetion; 5= Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility): 1, 4 

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2017 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.

Evidence has shown that physical activity has numerous health benefits for cancer patients and survivors. 

More clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery, and improving overall quality of life. 

In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with knowledge and experience to help them learn how to exercise safely within their capabilities.

The facts and practical applications are intertwined in such a way as to render the information totally relevant. That is, this resource not only deals with the basics related to cancer risk, disease states and treatment, but offers research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. 

There is a section on physical activity for cancer survivors, with specific recommendations regarding exercise and lymphedema. 

A similar and equally strong segment of this resource is the nutritional guidelines for cancer survivors. 

All of this leads to a chapter which features specific diet and exercise recommendations for living productively after surviving various types of cancer. 

This is followed by recipes for attaining desirable amounts of fruits and proteins through shakes and smoothies. In sum, this is an ideal resource for personal trainers who wish to work effectively with older adults who have experienced cancer.

About the Author

Tammy Petersen is the Founder and Managing Partner for the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF). AAHF provides continuing education to certified personal trainers and athletic trainers who are committed to safe and effective programs for youth, older adults and special populations. She is the author of SrFit: The Trainer’s Resource for Senior Fitness. The SrFit manual is the text for a continuing education course called SrFit Mature Fitness. In addition, Tammy has authored a text called Cancer and the Older Adult which is the basis of another continuing education course developed by AAHF and Functionally Fit which is the training manual for a course for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Tammy has been an author for Personal Training on the Net and her articles have appeared in IHRSA’s Club Business for Entrepreneurs, Personal Fitness Professional, Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro, AFAA’s American Fitness and OnSite Fitness. Tammy’s educational background includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Economics from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. Additionally; she has a Master of Science in Education in Health and Fitness, with an emphasis in Geriatrics, from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain what cancer is and how it can develop.
  • Identify lifestyle factors that may increase the risk of getting cancer.
  • Describe how diet, weight and exercise affect the length and quality of cancer survival.
  • Explain diet and exercise recommendations for survivors of various cancers.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This is the only available option and includes:

  • Online test
  • 64-page manual in PDF format
  • 40-page workbook in PDF format
  • No time limit to complete

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

Immediate Access

All course materials and online test are available for immediate access and/or download after purchasing.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Cancer

Chapter 2: Cancer Prevention Related to Lifestyle

Chapter 3: Risk Factors for Common Cancers

Chapter 4: Cancer Survivors

Chapter 5: Specific Diet and Exercise Recommendations

Chapter 6: Shakes and Smoothies for Special Populations

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I like the format of AAHF program materials. I found the workbook and quizzes supplied very helpful to learn the material and prepare for the test. Thank you!
Dennis Horton
NSCA (CSCS)
My AAHF program was straight forward, concise, and relative.
Jennifer Fleming
NASM
My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.
Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA
I am very happy with each of the four home study CEC courses I have taken from AAHF and will be back for more!
Peter Ronai
NASM, ACSM, NSCA