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

PTAG 5.0

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

NAFC 0.4

WITS 2.0

Cancer and the Older Adult

$79.00

This course provides advanced continuing education for health and fitness professionals who wish to work safely and effectively with mature adults who have experienced cancer or would like to specialize in training cancer survivors in general.

It identifies cancer risk factors and provides cancer prevention strategies related to lifestyle.

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

PTAG 5.0

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

NAFC 0.4

WITS 2.0

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.

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

PTAG 5.0

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

NAFC 0.4

WITS 2.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 2.0 (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 2.00 Category A hours/CEUs.

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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

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 essential materials 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.

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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NSCA (CSCS)

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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

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NASM, ACSM, NSCA