PLEASE NOTE: The text ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship is required for successful completion of this course but is not included with this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text.
Evidence has shown that physical activity has numerous health benefits for cancer patients and survivors. More clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery, and improving overall quality of life. In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with knowledge and experience to help them learn how to exercise safely within their capabilities. With the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Exam Preparation Course, health and fitness professionals can prepare for the Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) specialty certification exam and gain the required expertise for providing safe exercise programs that will help cancer survivors improve their health and enhance their quality of life.
Working in tandem with the text ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship, the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Exam Preparation Course is the most complete resource for those working with cancer patients and survivors. The book covers all of the job task analysis points tested in the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) exam. Each chapter begins with a list of the CET exam points in that chapter and presents evidence-based information in using exercise to help cancer survivors with recovery, rehabilitation, and reducing the risk of recurrence.
The online course portion then identifies and focuses on the most important competencies tested in the CET exam. It helps course takers understand the most challenging concepts by providing practical application activities. These learning interactions include case studies as part of every unit where course takers work with five virtual clients representing a range of cancer types, which puts learners in the decision-making role to consolidate and apply their knowledge and skills via real-life scenarios. They will be required to assess each patient’s unique situation, design effective programs, and confront legal issues that could arise. In addition, interactive review questions at the conclusion of each section are supported with immediate feedback that references the text for more information. A unique resources section in the course contains an extensive collection of downloadable forms that will be valuable in working with clients, such as a new client treatment form, an exercise and energy log, and fatigue symptom inventory. Finally, the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Exam Preparation Course closes with a practice exam consisting of 50 questions to test comprehension of the required competencies.
The ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Exam Preparation Course presents the science behind the benefits of exercise for cancer survival and survivorship as well as the application of that science to the design or adaptation of exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors. Armed with this knowledge, health and fitness professionals can help cancer survivors improve their health, take proactive steps toward preventing recurrences, and enhance their quality of life.
Organization and Activities
Unit 1: Diagnosis and Treatment
The Vocabulary of Cancer
Approaches to Treatment
Lifestyle Factors and Recommendations
Unit 2: Clinical and Medical Considerations
Common Side Effects and Symptoms of Cancer Treatments
Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema
Unit 3: Exercise Physiology and Related Exercise Science
Exercise and Quality of Life
Body's Response to Exercise
Unit 4: Health Appraisal, Fitness, and Clinical Exercise Testing
Client Medical Histories
Components of Fitness
Unit 5: Exercise Prescription and Programming
ACSM/ACS Guidelines for Exercise
Modifying Exercise Programs for Cancer Survivors
Unit 6: Nutrition and Weight Management
Understanding Clients' Weight Changes
Hydration Needs of Cancer Survivors
Referring Clients for Nutritional Counseling
Unit 7: Human Behavior and Counseling
Barriers to Exercise
Behavioral Strategies to Promote Adherence to Exercise
Unit 8: Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures
Responding to Emergency Events
Documenting Emergency Events
Unit 9: Program Administration, Quality Assurance, and Outcome Assessment
Designing a Rehabilitation Program
Understanding the HIPAA
Referring Clients to Other Community Resources
A preparation course for the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) exam.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the world’s largest sports medicine and exercise science organization with more than 45,000 national, regional, and international members and certified professionals in more than 90 countries. With professionals representing more than 70 occupations, ACSM offers a 360-degree view of sports medicine and exercise science. From academicians to students and, from personal trainers to physicians, the association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives through science, education, medicine, and policy.