This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

BOC Category A 6.25

NASM 1.3

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 12.0

NSCA 1.1

YMCA 13.0

BCRPA 11.0

ISSA 13.0

SFA 1.1

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.3

NETA 11.0

HFPA 11.0

NAFC 1.1

WITS 11.0

Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

$119.00$159.00

The Exercise and Cancer Survivorship™ continuing education home study course presents the science behind the benefits of exercise for cancer survival and survivorship as well as the application of that science to the design or adaptation of exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors.

The course offers the most current evidence-based information compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for working with survivors of many types of cancers and is designed to assist health and fitness professionals in using exercise to help cancer survivors with recovery, rehabilitation and reducing the risk of recurrence.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbook: $119

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

BOC Category A 6.25

NASM 1.3

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 12.0

NSCA 1.1

YMCA 13.0

BCRPA 11.0

ISSA 13.0

SFA 1.1

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.3

NETA 11.0

HFPA 11.0

NAFC 1.1

WITS 11.0

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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:

Electronic format with HK ebook: $159

Buy your own textbook: $119

Once you choose your format above, more information will be displayed about materials and access for that format. If you purchase a program, regardless of which format you purchase, you will receive emails with links to your workbook, test and instructions.

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:

BOC Category A 6.25

NASM 1.3

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 12.0

NSCA 1.1

YMCA 13.0

BCRPA 11.0

ISSA 13.0

SFA 1.1

NFPT 1.0

KIPS 1.3

NETA 11.0

HFPA 11.0

NAFC 1.1

WITS 11.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 6.25 (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 6.25 Category A hours/CEUs.

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.

This continuing education course offered to you in a distance-learning format places emphasis on practical application, including the incidence and prevalence of the most common cancers; common cancer treatments and side effects; the benefits of exercise after a diagnosis of cancer; exercise testing, prescription and programming; nutrition and weight management; counseling for health behavior change, and injury prevention. 

This course will increase health and fitness professionals’ knowledge of the benefits of exercise after a cancer diagnosis as well as the specifics of developing and adapting exercise programs to meet the unique needs of cancer survivors.

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:

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

Course Features

Electronic Format

This option includes:

  • The ebook version of the 208-page ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship, Editor Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH
  • 74-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook option

This option includes:

  • 74-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide the 208-page textbook ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship, Editor Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH

ISBN-13: 978-0736095648
ISBN-10: 0736095640

This ISBN/barcode number lets you verify that you’re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Human Kinetics ebook access

Accessing Human Kinetics ebooks using your keycode is as easy as 1-2-3

  • We will provide you with a keycode/access code after you place your order.
  • You create an account on the VitalSource Bookshelf (if you don’t already have one) and redeem/enter the code.
  • After that you will access your eBook by logging into your account on the Vital Source platform and your access will never expire.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

Larissa A. Korde, MD, MPH
Cancer Incidence and Survival
Cancer Biology
Cancer Staging
Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Cancer Recurrence Warning Signs
Summary
References

Chapter 2. Side Effects and Persistent Effects of Cancer Surgery and Treatment

Tara Sanft, MD, and Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH
Side Effects of Cancer Surgery and Treatment
Recurrence, New Primaries, and Second Cancers
Summary
References

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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