According to the American Cancer Society, research has shown that exercise is safe and possible during cancer treatment with benefits that help improve physical functioning and quality of life. Among these benefits is better balance, increased strength, improved blood flow, weight control and boosted morale. However, when working with people with Cancer, it is important to understand how the condition may affect their responses to exercise. This course covers the types and stages of Cancer, as well as Cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, empowering you to prescribe safe and effective training programmes for people with Cancer.
Understand how Cancer affects the body’s response to exercise
Learn of the types, stages, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Cancer
Provide safe and effective training programmes to people with Cancer
How is this course delivered? (Study mode & duration)
This is an online home-study course with a 3-6 month completion period. You can access all course material, assignments and exams via our online learning platform (OLP) and will receive a dedicated online tutor to assist and support you where and when required.
What are the contents of this course? (Modules & chapters)
- Cancer: Pathophysiology and diagnosis
- Stages of Cancer
- Types of Cancer
- Cancer treatments
- Cancer prevention
- Cancer and exercise (physiological and psychological benefits)
- Specific exercise protocols
- Exercise and lymphedema
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
Because this course deals with a high risk, special population, you are required to hold an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science or be qualified as an exercise specialist or master trainer.
How will I be recognised upon completion of this course? (Accreditation & certification)
Upon completion of this course, you will receive an HFPA Cancer Management certificate of achievement.
How to Register for this Course
Thank you for choosing to do our Cancer Management course! Please refer to the below steps to guide you through the registration process.
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