Introduction to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

Los Angeles, California

Introduction to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

Online course
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Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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Course Description: 
This 2 hour online course presents the current research pertaining to the benefits of exercise for cancer survivorship.  This course is appropriate for both the inpatient and outpatient physical therapist, who treats patients with different types of cancer diagnoses. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the exercise programming adaptations to consider when working with cancer survivors.  Participants will be able to design and implement appropriate exercise programs for their own patients.   This course will highlight content discussed in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Guide to Cancer and Exercise Survivorship.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1.     To understand the treatment-related side effects experienced by persons diagnosed with cancer;
2.     To understand fitness testing and exercise programming considerations for persons diagnosed with cancer;
3.     To understand necessary safety and injury prevention precautions for exercise programming for persons diagnosed with cancer;
4.     To design appropriate exercise program for persons diagnosed with cancer.
Topics included:
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
  • Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
  • Lifestyle Factors Associated with Cancer Incidence, Recurrence, and Survival
  • Benefits of Exercise After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Fitness Testing in Persons Diagnosed with Cancer
  • Exercise Prescription and Programming Adaptations
  • Nutrition and Weight Management  
  • Health Behavior Change Counseling  
  • Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures
  • Program Administration
Course Details: 
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 0.2 CEUs
Location: Online only

*After registering for the course, you will receive an e-mail message with further instructions on how to access the course materials within 72 hours.  

You will have access to the course materials for 45 days from the date you registered for the course.  Please do not share the course materials with other individuals who have not registered for the course. If you would like access to the course materials beyond the allotted 45 days, you will be charged an additional $25.

There is a post-course multiple choice quiz.  You must receive a score of 80% or better to receive CEU's for the course.  We will issue CEU's and mail the certificate to the address you provided during the registration process.

Individual Registration: $65
USC Alumni/Clinical Instructor: $55


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