This continuing education course reviews the evidence indicating how exercise can benefit cancer survivors, as well as many of the challenges specific to working with this population. You will learn how you can best support cancer survivors in finding an exercise program that meets their needs, or even get started on developing a program yourself. You’ll gain an understanding of the symptoms and side effects and how to connect with the cancer support community. Research supports the benefits of exercise for clients who have cancer, and this will show you how to leverage the research for programming.
Available Course Credits
List the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors.
Identify common cancer symptoms and treatment side effects that can influence training strategies.
Explain important differences between training cancer survivors and training a general population.
List the American Cancer Society’s physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors.
Develop a plan to connect with individuals and organizations within the local cancer support community.
Fitness for Cancer Survivors Research supports the benefits of exercise for clients who have cancer—here’s how best to leverage the research for programming.
August 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 4: Fitness for Cancer Survivors