This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 15.5

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 2.0

NSCA 1.7

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 21

SFA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

Cancer Exercise Certificate

$399.00

Plus FREE Cancer and the Older Adult CEC program with purchase!

Value $79 – Click here for details of the program!

Are you a health and fitness professional seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship?  

This program is designed to give you a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship.

With its unique and individualized programming, it will help to improve your patient’s ability to cope with the mental and physical stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 15.5

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 2.0

NSCA 1.7

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 21

SFA 20.0

NFPT 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.

Cancer Exercise Certificate

$399.00

Plus FREE Cancer and the Older Adult CEC program with purchase!

Value $79 – Click here for details of the program!

Are you a health and fitness professional seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship?  

This program is designed to give you a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship.

With its unique and individualized programming, it will help to improve your patient’s ability to cope with the mental and physical stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $399

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 15.5

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance 22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

PTAG 2.0

NSCA 1.7

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 21

SFA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 15.5 (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 15.5 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 and 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 and improve their quality of life. 

Professionals must have a deep understanding and knowledge base of exercise oncology and how to safely and effectively assess and create an exercise program with proper modifications and progressions that is unique to each individual. 

The Cancer Exercise Certificate Program will equip you with all the tools and confidence that you need to work safely and effectively with cancer patients and survivors at all stages of the recovery journey.

This particular program covers 25 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, with special emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction.

About the Author: 

The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has trained more health and fitness professionals worldwide in the area of cancer and exercise than any other organization. 

Andrea Leonard, 33-year cancer survivor and author of “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, and President/Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute began her extensive research in 1995; long before anyone had ever heard of “cancer exercise.” 

She spent three years working on Essential Exercises with the chiefs of breast surgery at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns’ Hopkins University Hospital Medical Centers. Realizing there was a need to assist patients with many types of cancer, Andrea expanded her research and writing to cover a broader spectrum. 

She is truly a pioneer in the field of cancer and exercise and has paved the way for other organizations to follow.

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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different surgeries, including reconstructive, and the impact of these surgeries on physical mobility, posture, and activities of daily living.
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of upper and lower extremity lymphedema and how to prevent and manage them.
  • Perform a full-body postural assessment and range of motion assessment.
  • Develop a comprehensive therapeutic exercise program to help correct muscle imbalance and range of motion limitations while addressing other acute and chronic treatment side-effects. 
  • Develop sensible periodization principles based on the patient/survivors age, fitness level, reaction to treatment and/or length of survivorship.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This is the only option and includes:

  • Online test
  • 4 learning modules divided into individual handbooks in PDF format and accompanying videos

Study from home

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

Bonus program included

Bonus program: Cancer and the Older Adult CEC program valued at $79

Immediate access

Available for immediate access and download after purchasing.

Course overview

Covering four modules from overview of surgical procedures from the most common cancer types to conquering cancer with nutrition and benefits of exercise to name a few.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes if needed. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

Get an in-depth look at the most common surgical procedures for 25 of the most common cancer types, as well as pediatrics. Experience a video-based session, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter.

Surgical Incisions
Acute and Chronic Side-effects
Contraindications
Gain a deeper insight into the most common surgical procedures for breast cancer, acute and chronic side-effects of cancer treatment, how to identify neurological complications, and how to prevent, identify, and manage upper and lower extremity lymphedema. Experience a video-based session, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter.

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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