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Cancer and Exercise

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs, CBRN 1.0 Contact Hours Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $19.97 Add To Cart

Cancer and Exercise

0.1 Customer Reviews
  • 54 Reviews
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that 1/3 of all cancer deaths in 2006 were related to nutrition, physical inactivity and/or obesity/overweight. Due to earlier detection and better treatment options, survival rates for individuals diagnosed with cancer continue to increase. Fitness professionals can play a meaningful role in helping these individuals recover from a life-threatening disease and take new steps towards a healthier lifestyle. This online course will help you learn how to work safely and effectively with persons diagnosed with various types of cancer. You’ll understand the role of exercise in cancer prevention and recovery, as well as considerations for developing a workable exercise program that takes into account the unique challenges of your client.

    Course Objectives

    • Identify common types of cancer and discuss statistics related to cancer incidence and prognosis.
    • List risk factors associated with cancer.
    • Discuss the role of physical activity in the prevention of cancer and the rehabilitation of the cancer patient.
    • Describe exercise program recommendations for individuals recovering from cancer.
    • Understand how the medications and complications of cancer/cancer treatment will affect the exercise program.

    Course contents include:  

    Steps to completing this course

    1. Go to and log in.
    2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
    3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
    4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.

    Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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    Customer Reviews

    Renee (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/15/16 11:45 AM

    A week after getting my ACE GFI certification I also received notice that I had breast cancer. I am recovering from surgery, waiting to find out about chemotherapy. I have not been able to teach classes and may not be able to anytime soon. I want to help my community and other breast cancer survivors with some type of physical activity. I mean I have first hand experience now. I am trying to figure out how, and where to even begin. This CE was helpful. Game me some ideas. Thank you


    ACE REPSONSE:  Thank you Renee!  We are glad you have found this course helpful in your quest to help yourself and others in your shoes.  We wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!

    Altovise (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/19/15 8:16 AM

    There were multiple typos throughout the quiz. The information was outdated and conflicting on how to help individuals who are battling cancer.

    Lisa (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/27/15 6:19 PM

    I would have scored a 5 but the case studies and statistics seemed to be outdated

    Linda (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/29/14 6:55 PM

    Excellent material. Documented evidenced based practice with research


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback!

    Stephanie (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/13/14 8:42 AM

    basic and outdated. common sense can get you through the course.

    Joanne (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/9/13 10:36 PM

    Though the programming information was useful, the stats and some data used in the course was out of date and needs to be updated to reflect newer findings.


    9/29/13 9:19 PM

    It helped me to understand the challenges with one of my clients and to re-direct her program to fit their needs.


    9/30/12 1:05 PM

    Thought aspects were out of date

    Elizabeth (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/17/12 4:10 PM

    Stats a little old. Maybe you could update.

    Angelique (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/25/11 4:31 PM

    This is ok, but needs to be more detailed and in depth, even if the cost goes up to do so.

    Paul (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/8/11 7:03 PM

    Open book test ...Thank you .


    2/13/11 4:28 PM

    It is very helpful and succinct making it an easy reference guide to have ready when the need arises.

    Jarrah (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/13/10 3:04 AM

    I would like to see more courses that specialize in exercise for cancer patients. Great course-want more like it!

    Jennie (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/12/10 9:34 AM

    good, sensible info.... would have like to know more about ovarian cancer.


    4/1/10 11:06 AM

    Some more updated material and study information would be nice. Overall I am very happy with the course.


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