What is Cancer Exercise?

Cancer Exercise is an exercise program that takes into consideration the limitations of the client’s abilities in their current state due to their disease status, treatment or surgery and their potential side effects, other underlying conditions, and their potential to develop lymphedema.

Did you know that Cancer Exercise Helps With:

PREVENTION

Improves overall health and reduces cancer risk factors

DURING TREATMENT

Helps patients throughout treatment reducing the severity of side-effects

AFTER TREATMENT

Helps minimize the chance of recurrence, mitigates acute and chronic side effects, and increases life expectancy and quality of life

Millions are diagnosed with
cancer and chronic health issues every year

As a health and fitness professional, you can fill an immense need by helping those at high risk with preventative exercise and by improving health during and after medical treatment

27 million cancer survivors worldwide

Learn about 27 cancer types

#1 Cancer & Aging Exercise Educator in the world

Currently there is a severe lack of Health and Fitness Professionals who have the expertise required to support cancer patients and survivors. With over 27 million cancer survivors world wide, including 2.3 million in Canada and nearly 17 million in the US, there is a growing need to have more Trainers who can provide a knowledgeable and customized approach to work with these clients who are increasingly aware of the benefits of exercise and are seeking support.

As a Cancer Exercise Specialist, You Will Have the Knowledge and Skillset to Become That Go to Resource!!

A Safe Customized & Effective Exercise Program

Helps Clients to Experience….

Less: Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Injury, Fatigue and Disease Recurrence and

Better: Coping, Strength, Energy, Endurance, Mobility, Sleep Quality, Ease in Activities of Daily Living, Plus More Functional Movement, Range of Motion, Posture and Balance

What is the Cancer Exercise Specialist Qualification? 

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

Participants will gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction/surgery and survivorship.

Our 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.

How does the Cancer Exercise Specialist Qualification differ from other programs?

  • We are the ONLY organization that emphasizes INDIVIDUALIZED programming. No two cancer patients are the same and their exercise program should be as individual as they are
  • Invaluable training and experience in assessment protocol, including goniometry to measure joint ROM, postural assessments and girth measurements to monitor for lymphedema.
  • Ability to ask questions and have them answered in person, through email, phone, and blog.
  • Workshop/Webinar attendees receive 2-days of specialized training along with the Four-module Cancer Exercise Specialist Handbook
  • Home study participants will gain access to four online handbooks and four online video modules. Hard-copy handbooks may be ordered for an additional charge.

Its the #1 Program That Will Get You Started as a Cancer Exercise Specialist! 

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Get an in-depth look at the most common surgical procedures for 26 of the most common cancer types, as well as paediatrics. Gain a deeper insight into acute and chronic side-effects and contraindications of surgical procedures, cancer staging, genetics, and the human biome/immune system.

MODULE 2: Learn about risk factors for breast cancer, recommended surgeries, treatment, and reconstruction as well as side-effects/complications, and lymphedema prevention and management.

MODULE 3: Learn how to conduct a postural assessment, goniometric measurements, and several other testing methods. Learn how to use manual stretching techniques to help with muscle imbalances and range of motion limitations and strengthen the core while working on proprioception and balance with the BOSU® Balance Trainer.

MODULE 4: Gain critical knowledge about how a properly prescribed and executed exercise program can help cancer patients and survivors to combat fatigue, decrease depression and pain, and how diet can play a critical role in treatment as well as long-term survivorship.

Following your video-based sessions and power point presentations, there will be a 125-question exam. Home-study participants will have 180 days to complete the coursework in its entirety.

Become an industry leader…learn to create safe and effective exercise programming for improving health and vitality.

  • Help clients recover from chronic diseases or illness
  • Help clients prevent disease or future illness
  • Help clients keep their independence as they age
  • Train clients for them to live long, functional lives.

Investing in Advanced Specialist Certifications in the field of medical fitness exercise will distinguish you from your peers. Training people who are compromised with illness requires deep knowledge and skillsets. Taking the proper courses offers an opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skillset to best support your compromised clients on their journey toward good health and fitness.

BONUS MATERIALS

#1 Cancer Exercise Educator in the World!

Our Cancer Exercise Specialist program has been specifically created for those who want to upgrade their skills and learn valuable knowledge that is applicable to their business and lives right away!


Receive Certification


Upon completion you’ll receive an Advanced Qualification certificate that can be renewed every 2 years with the latest training materials. This course also provides CEUs/CECs for various fitness associations. See the table below for more details!

Download the Essentials of Cancer E-Book!

With over 60 pages of information, this cancer exercise E-book will help you take the first steps in understanding the entire cancer process from treatment all the way through recovery and survivorship.

Help us with our mission in making a difference one client at a time!

OUR CANCER EXERCISE COURSES

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?

As a health and fitness professional, you can fill an immense need by helping those at high risk with preventative exercise and by improving health during and after medical treatment.

Become an industry leader…learn to create safe and effective exercise programming for improving health and vitality.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND OTHER CANCER EXERCISE COURSES?

We are the ONLY organization that emphasizes INDIVIDUALIZED programming.
No two cancer patients are the same and their exercise program should be as individual as they are.

* Invaluable training and experience in assessment protocol, including goniometry to measure joint ROM, postural assessments and girth measurements to monitor for lymphedema.
* Ability to ask questions and have them answered in person, through email, phone, and blog.
* Workshop/Webinar attendees receive 2-days of specialized training along with the Four-module Cancer Exercise Specialist Handbook
* Home study participants will gain access to four online handbooks and four online video modules. Hard-copy handbooks may be ordered for an additional charge.
* We offer professional development and continuing education as well as a video library for CETI Cancer Exercise Specialists exclusively.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS COURSE?

This is an intermediate level course.

WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS ONLINE PROGRAM?

CETI is the global leader in cancer exercise training over the past 25 years, training over 11,000 professionals in 35 countries.

As a Cancer/Aging Exercise Specialist you will possess practical hands-on skills needed to guide clients,  patients and survivors through treatment, recovery and long term survivorship – you will become the next step in the health care continuum.

Whether you take this program for your edification or for professional reasons, you will reap the benefits. Professionally, the program is an adjunct to any existing career in fitness or health. The knowledge you learn will add substance and additional earnings to your business, expanding your career and increasing your clientele.

DO I HAVE ACCESS TO MY INSTRUCTORS IF I NEED HELP?

Yes, we have a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and you can reach out to the author via email or phone.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes, we have two options, a one-time payment plan where you gain instant access to the complete course and a four-part payment plan. Visit the course registration for more details.

CAN I EARN CEUs FOR TAKING THIS COURSE?

Yes, this course has been recognized by several organizations for CECs and CEUs and the list of continuing to grow. We can also provide you with a petition letter to submit to your organization.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
ACE 1.7
AFAA 15
ISSA 22
NFPT 2
YMCA 20
ACSM 20
CPTN 14
NASM 1.9
NSCA 1.7
Yoga Alliance 22 (non-contact hours)
New* Canfitpro 4.0, NSFA 22

CURRENTLY RECOGNIZED BY THE FOLLOWING FITNESS ASSOCIATIONS

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GET TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTORS

ANDREA LEONARD
Founder of CETI, CPT, Course Author

At the age of eighteen, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a complete thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine treatment. Following her surgery, Andrea was challenged with a new, sluggish metabolism, and weight gain. It was through her own personal struggles to regain her previous energy level and physique that Andrea decided to become a personal trainer. She wanted to be able to help others, like herself, who struggled with the same issues of weight gain and poor self-esteem. Andrea graduated from the University of MD in 1990 with a degree in Criminal Justice, but quickly realized that she was in the wrong profession. She avidly pursued a career as a personal trainer.

Andrea was the PFP/Club Industry 2019 Personal Trainer of the Year. Since 1992 Andrea has been certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist by The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as a Personal Trainer by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), as a Special Populations Expert by The Cooper Institute.

Andrea is  a subject matter expert for Medical Wellness Association and chairperson for the Medical Fitness Foundation Education Advisory Board and  on the advisory board for the MedFit Network .

More about Andrea…

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