Increase Your Client Base and Help Make a Real Difference in Cancer Survivor’s Lives!
The Cancer Exercise Training Institute is officially coming to Nova Scotia! The two day LIVE Workshop will be held April 25th-26th, 2020 from 9-5 each day at Cole Harbour Place, located at 51 Forest Hills Pkwy, Dartmouth, NS. The workshop is open to all Health and Fitness Professionals.
This is the most comprehensive coursework available on the subject of cancer recovery through exercise. Following the live course there will be an online examination; students must obtain an 80% or better passing grade in order to become certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist® and listed on our International Directory.
The Cancer Exercise Specialist® live workshop was developed for Health and Fitness Professionals (Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Pilates, Yoga, etc.) 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. 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.
Our comprehensive programming covers 26 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, with special emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. We provide three methods of certification: home study, live/interactive webinar workshops, and live in-person workshops. The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has trained more health and fitness professionals worldwide to become Cancer Exercise Specialists than any other organization.
Workshop Instructor: Heather Creamer is the current Canadian National Affiliate for the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI) and the Chief Operating Officer of MedeXN Fitness Institute (www.medexn.com ), an online provider of Certifications and Courses (CEC’s) for Health and Fitness Professionals, including the Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification. She is a co-author, (along with Andrea Leonard, Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute), of “The Survivors Guide to Lymphedema: What you haven’t been told- And what you need to Know”, which will be published this year.
As an 8 year cancer survivor, Heather understands the importance of proper exercise programing for those on the cancer continuum. She is a Cancer Exercise Specialist, a Personal Trainer, a Certified Coach Practitioner and a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant. Heather teaches workshops and presents on the topic of Medical Fitness Exercise and will be speaking at the upcoming INSPIRE World Fitness Summit in Aug 2020.
Course Author: Andrea Leonard, 36-year cancer survivor, author of “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, and President/Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute began her extensive research in 1995; long before anyone had ever hear 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.
Cancer Exercise Specialist Course Curriculum
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. Gain a deeper insight into acute and chronic side-effects and contraindications of surgical procedures, cancer staging, genetics, and the human biome/immune system. Experience a video-introduction and welcome from Dr. Jay Harness and a video by Dr. La Gary Carter on “Exercise as Medicine” as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.
• Cancer Staging
• The Immune System and human biome
• Surgical Incisions
• Acute and Chronic Side-effects
Learn about risk factors for breast cancer, recommended surgeries, treatment, and reconstruction as well as side-effects/complications, and lymphedema prevention and management. Experience video-based sessions by Denise Stewart, OT, on scar tissue awareness, Upper and lower extremity lymph drainage exercise programming by Andrea Leonard, and Cancer and Comorbidities by Dr. Dan Mikeska, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.
• Types of Breast Cancer
• Risk Factors
• Breast Surgery and Reconstruction
• Cancer Treatment
• Neurological Complications
Learn how to conduct a postural assessment, goniometric measurements, and several other testing methods and understand the balance of agonists and antagonists in order to sequentially determine individualized programming based on range of motion limitations, correcting postural deviations, and acute and chronic side-effects. 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. Experience video-based sessions on assessment protocol with Andrea Leonard, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.
• Posture, Pain and Muscle Imbalance
• Conducting a Comprehensive Assessment
• Correcting Muscle Imbalances and Exercise Programming
• Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise Intensity
• Common Side-effects, Complications, and Recommendations
• How to Use a Goniometer/Correcting Range of Motion Limitations and Exercise Programming
• Core and Balance Exercises
• Manual Stretching Techniques
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. Included in this section is “Conquering Cancer with Nutrition,” by Dr. Glenn B. Gero. Experience an in-depth, video discussion between Andrea Leonard – President and Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and Dr. Tami De La Melena, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.
• Benefits of Exercise
• Cancer Related Pain
• Mental and Physical Fatigue
• Psychology of Fitness
• Cancer Treatment and Weight management
• Alcohol and Cancer Risk
• Conquering Cancer with Nutrition
• Taking Control of Your Emotions
• Working with Medical Community
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.
Live workshop attendees will participate in a two-day comprehensive training that includes lecture, hands-on assessment training, exercise prescription, and case-studies. There will be a 125-question exam to be completed online within 90 days of the workshop.
CETI’s coursework is intended for ALL Fitness Professionals; Yoga, Pilates, Barre, ZUMBA, and Group Exercise Instructors as well as Personal Trainers and Exercise Physiologists. You will learn how to modify and adapt your protocol to meet the needs of cancer patients during and after treatment.
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
Yoga Alliance 22 (noncontact hours)
New* CanFit Pro 4.0 NSFA 22