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Exercise and Cancer Survivorship
Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the general epidemiology of cancer, common screening practices, treatment strategies, and warning signs for recurrence.
  2. Identify side effects, signs, and symptoms associated with common cancers and treatment strategies.
  3. Explain and distinguish between lifestyle and heredity factors that influence mechanisms of cancer etiology.
  4. Discuss the physiologic and psychological attributes and benefits that may be improved by exercise training among cancer survivors.
  5. Obtain basic and medical history from cancer survivors and recognize how cancer and its treatments may affect components of fitness and fitness testing results.
  6. Describe the benefits and risks of safe exercise training in the cancer survivor, as well as possible exercise prescription/program modifications.
  7. Discuss the effects of cancer treatments on the nutritional health and needs of cancer patients and survivors.
  8. Identify and explain behavioral strategies that can enhance exercise and activity motivation and adherence for cancer patients and survivors.
  9. Recognize and respond to cancer-specific safety issues and emergencies, as well as complete incident documentation related to cancer-specific adverse events.
  10. Discuss essential operation, administration, and management roles and tasks within a cancer center, cancer treatment facility, and outpatient setting.
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