This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance 22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 22

SFA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification

$749.00

Newly updated 13th Edition!

The Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification, 13th Edition was developed for health and fitness professionals seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship.

Participants will gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. Unique and individualized programming will help to improve the 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

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 22

SFA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification

$749.00

Newly updated 13th Edition!

The Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification, 13th Edition was developed for health and fitness professionals seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship.

Participants will gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. Unique and individualized programming will help to improve the 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

NASM 1.9

Yoga Alliance 22

AFAA 15.0

CPTN 14.0

NSCA 2.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 22

SFA 20.0

NFPT 2.0

Description

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.

About the Program

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 Specialist® Advanced Qualification 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 comprehensive program covers 26 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, with special emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has trained more health and fitness professionals worldwide to become Cancer Exercise Specialists® than any other organization.

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, 37-year cancer survivor, PFP 2019 Personal Trainer of the Year, author of “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, 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.

Program Access

Upon purchase of the Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification course, your information will be forwarded to the Cancer Exercise Institute (CETI).  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course.

Dual Credentials

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

  • 4 full color handbook modules with updated charts and new photographs
  • Nearly 6 hours of video instruction
  • 2020 updates on treatment, surgical procedures, and global statistics
  • CES mentorship program

Study from home

  • You have 180 days from date of purchase to complete the course.
  • After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
  • You will have two opporutnities to pass your final exam.

Return Policy

We want you to be happy with the course! However, if the timing doesn’t work, or you are not satisfied with your purchase, you have 14 days to request a refund if you have not moved beyond Module 1. After 14 days, or once you move beyond Module 1, there will be no refunds.

Course access

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

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 opportunities to pass the final exam.

Table of Contents

Get an in-depth look at the most common surgical procedures for 26 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.

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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