Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Included:
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

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Helping Your Clients Thrive

More than 20 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition*—including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and Grave’s Disease. Thyroid disease can be both physically and emotionally debilitating and can adversely affect the body’s metabolism, leading to rapid weight gain or loss, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness—and even depression. Exercise can help, but those with thyroid disease can become easily frustrated by a lack of progress and feelings of exhaustion. Perhaps no one knows this better than Andrea Leonard, a thyroid cancer survivor and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.

In this course, Andrea will address how the disease affects the human body (from diagnosis to treatment), as well as teach you how to develop safe and effective training programs for clients who suffer from it. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to build rapport and trust through understanding and empathy, helping you to keep your clients confident and motivated. Armed with this information, you’ll be positioned to make a positive physical and emotional impact on an underserved population.

You will learn:

  • The symptoms of thyroid cancer and Grave’s disease, and how they affect the human body.
  • How Grave’s Disease can affect pregnancy—both mother and child.
  • The differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and their effects on metabolism.
  • To develop sensible periodization principles based on the client’s age, fitness level, emotional state and reaction to treatment.
  • To develop exercise programs that help boost metabolism and increase weight loss and lean muscle gain.

*https://www.thyroid.org/media-main/about-hypothyroidism/

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637

Reviews

Andrea is a great and lively presenter, as well as knowledgeable first hand on the subject. She made understanding the disease simple and referring to exercises often. She also demonstrates some HIIT exercise with the help of Genie who also had thyroid cancer and complete removal. She has some other courses on Cancer and Lymphodema that I am interested in as I am confident will be top-notch and compliment my work in tbe medical field

I am better equipped to train clients who are struggling with thyroid issues or post cancer and how to improve the training session to increase metabolic effect and adjust for their fitness level. The instructor does an excellent job explaining the differences of thyroid diseases and how this affects their health and how to modify when they are not feeling well.

There seems to be a mistake in question # 9 of the quiz. Death is not a sign. The other suggested answers (fever, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea) are all considered signs of thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis.