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Cancer Exercise Certificate Program
Course Curriculum

MODULE ONE

Get an in-depth look at the most common surgical procedures for 25 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.

  • Surgical Incisions
  • Acute and Chronic Side-effects
  • Contraindications

Gain a deeper insight into the most common surgical procedures for breast cancer, acute and chronic side-effects of cancer treatment, how to identify neurological complications, and how to prevent, identify, and manage upper and lower extremity lymphedema. Experience a video-based session, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter.

MODULE TWO

  • Types of Breast Cancer
  • Risk Factors
  • Breast Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Neurological Complications
  • Lymphedema

Learn how to conduct a postural assessment and understand the balance of agonists and antagonists in order to sequentially determine individualized programming based on range of motion limitations, correcting postural deviations, acute and chronic side-effects, and lymphedema prevention and management. Experience a video-based session, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter.

MODULE THREE

  • Posture, Pain and Muscle Imbalance
  • Conducting a Comprehensive Assessment
  • Correcting Muscle Imbalances and Exercise Programming
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise Intensity
  • 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. Experience an in-depth, video discussion between Andrea Leonard - President and Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and Dr. Tami De La Melena - Portland, Oregon breast surgeon, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter.

MODULE FOUR

  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Cancer Related Pain
  • Mental and Physical Fatigue
  • Survivorship
  • Psychology of Fitness
  • Cancer Treatment and Weight management
  • Alcohol and Cancer Risk
  • Conquering Cancer with Nutrition
  • Working with Medical Community
 
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