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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 in post-operative exercise and quality of life programs.

5/31/2014 to 6/1/2014
When: 5/31/2014
9:00 AM
Where: Key Health Institute Edmond
14701 North Kelly
Edmond, OK  73013
United States
Contact: Cancer Training

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 Cancer Exercise Specialist

Advanced Qualification Workshop

- OR -

Home Study Course


Hosted by Key Health Institute Edmond

May 31- June 1, 2014   9-5 Sat/Sun

$349.00 for KHI Employees


How many of your health club members have cancer? 


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 in post-operative exercise and quality of life programs. The following is what sets us apart from other cancer exercise programs:


-        INVALUABLE hands-on training & experience in assessment protocol including goniometry to measure joint ROM, postural assessments, and girth measurements to monitor for lymphedema

-        An opportunity to ask questions and have them answered right then and there

-        Workshop attendees receive 2 days of specialized training and the 400+ page CES handbook/study guide.

-        Open-book examination to be taken online following the workshop. We believe that this simulates a real life situation more than an anxiety ridden, proctored examination hall.

-        Upon completion and an 80% or better score on the examination, graduates will receive certification and title of Cancer Exercise Specialist, earn 1.7 ACE and 1.6 NASM, and receive a complimentary listing on our online International Cancer Exercise Specialist Directory....bringing clients to you!

-        A Home Study Course is available to those who cannot attend the workshop in person. Home Study participants receive 400+ page CES handbook/study guide, plus 2 instructional DVDs (Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors & Lymphedema Identification, Prevention, and Management). Home Study participants are then welcome to attend any future in-person workshop at no additional cost (space availability pending).

-        This is the one and only program covering 25 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, and their treatments, with specific protocol for Personal Trainers and Group Instructors (including Yoga and Pilates Instructors).

Increase your client base, earn CEU’s, and join the fight against CANCER!

               a Personal Trainers                            a Group Exercise Instructors (Yoga, Pilates, Aquatics…)

               a Occupational Therapists                a Physical Therapists

               a Nurses                                                a Navigators         

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Questions? Call 503-502-6776


Cancer Exercise Specialist

Workshop Lesson Plan & Course Content 


9:00-9:30              The role of a Cancer Exercise Specialist


9:30-10:00            What is cancer - Definition, types, and classifications.


10:00-10:30          Mental and physical fatigue during and after treatment - Participants will learn the causes of treatment-related fatigue as well as ideas on how to manage it.


10:30-11:00          Benefits of Exercise - Participants will learn how exercise has been shown to help prevent cancer, minimize treatment side-effects, and help patients recover from surgery and treatment by improving  range of motion, correcting postural deviations, and helping them return to their former level of fitness (or better).


11:00-12:30          Conducting a postural assessment - Participants will learn the techniques and research based on the Janda Approach; how to analyze how clients/patients hold their bodies against gravity, identify postural deviations, identify Tonic and Phasic muscles, and create an individualized exercise program that will address muscle imbalances and help to correct these imbalances through the proper combination of stretching and strengthening. Participants will learn how to use a goniometer to measure joint range of motion to determine corrective exercise strategies.


12:30-1:30            Lunch


1:30-2:00              Cancer terminology and tumor grading - Participants will learn the definition of commonly used cancer terminology as well as gain an understanding of tumor grading.


2:00-3:00              Identification and prevention of lymphedema and exercise recommendations for lymphedema patients - Participants will gain a general understanding of the lymphatic system and how it may be compromised by radiation and surgery. Participants will learn how to develop a strategic exercise program and progression with the focus on upper and/or lower extremity lymph drainage. Participants will learn specific anatomical sites and how to take baseline measurements to identify any possible swelling that may indicate the onset of lymphedema.


3:00-4:00              Cancer surgery/treatment and implications for exercise - The goal of this section is for participants to demonstrate an understanding of a variety of cancer treatments and the procedures of 25 types of cancer, as well as childhood cancer, and how different surgeries, including breast reconstruction, impact physical mobility. Specific exercise protocol for correcting muscle imbalances and range of motion limitations will be addressed and includes exercises for Pilates and Yoga as well as standard rehabilitative exercise protocol.


4:00 – 5:00           Manual stretching techniques - Participants will learn the principles, differences, and techniques of static, PNF, passive, and active isolated stretching.



9:00-9:30              Neurological complications of cancer treatment - Participants will gain an understanding of the neurological side-effects associated with metastasis to the brain.


9:30-11:00            Breast reconstruction and implications for exercise - Participants will gain an understanding of the breast reconstruction process including implants, expanders, TRAM, LAT, GAP, and DIEP flap reconstructive procedures and how each of these procedures may affect muscle balance and range of motion. Corrective exercises will be addressed and include Pilates and Yoga as well as standard rehabilitative exercise protocol.


11:00-12:30          Workshop: Using a Goniometer - Participants will learn to establish the existing range of motion available in a joint and compare it to the normal range for that subject. The information will permit the participants to establish a database for the client/patient. This information is used to develop goals and a treatment plan to increase range of motion, minimize pain, and increase functional fitness.


12:30-1:30            Lunch


1:30-3:00              Cancer treatment and weight management - Participants will learn the effects of treatment on body composition as well as recommendations for healthy food choices for cancer patients.


3:00-3:30              Working with Medical Professionals - Participants will learn how to strategically place themselves as the next step in the health care continuum following patients’ release from the hospital or therapy. Participants will learn marketing strategies, self-promotion, advertising, and networking strategies to establish themselves as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and receive medical referrals.


3:30-5:00              Case Studies - Participants will address a number of different case studies that include a variety of types of cancer and treatments. They will be asked to identify contraindications to surgery, treatment, and reconstruction, assess lymphedema risk, postural deviations, of motion limitations, and long-term side-effects that can be avoided or managed with exercise and diet. Participants will also address emergency procedures, health history, and medical clearance and establish a comprehensive corrective exercise program for each case study.

Following the two-day workshop or home study program, participants will take an online exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions that cover the book and course content.


Participants must get 80% or better to pass the exam and receive their Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification and listing on our online directory. If they do not pass the exam, they will be given one opportunity to re-take the exam at no cost. After a second failed attempt, there will be a $50.00 re-test fee.


This course is approved for 1.7 ACE and 1.6 NASM workshop hours and 1.9 NASM home study hours




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