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ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Enhanced  Online Exam Prep/CE Course Without Book

ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Specialty Certification Enhanced Online Exam Prep/CE Course Without Book

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    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.


    A preparation course for the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) exam.

    Course Outline

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Objectives

    • Organization and Activities

    Unit 1: Diagnosis and Treatment

    • Introduction

    • The Vocabulary of Cancer

    • Approaches to Treatment

     —Case Studies

    • Lifestyle Factors and Recommendations

    Unit 2: Clinical and Medical Considerations

    • Introduction

    • Common Side Effects and Symptoms of Cancer Treatments

     —Case Studies

    • Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema

     —Case Studies

    Unit 3: Exercise Physiology and Related Exercise Science

    • Introduction

    • Exercise and Quality of Life

     —Case Studies

    • Body's Response to Exercise

     —Case Studies

    Unit 4: Health Appraisal, Fitness, and Clinical Exercise Testing

    • Introduction

    • Client Medical Histories

     —Case Studies

    • Components of Fitness

    Unit 5: Exercise Prescription and Programming

    • Introduction

    • ACSM/ACS Guidelines for Exercise

    • Modifying Exercise Programs for Cancer Survivors

     —Case Studies

    Unit 6: Nutrition and Weight Management

    • Introduction

    • Understanding Clients' Weight Changes

    • Hydration Needs of Cancer Survivors

    • Referring Clients for Nutritional Counseling

     —Case Studies

    Unit 7: Human Behavior and Counseling

    • Introduction

    • Barriers to Exercise

    • Behavioral Strategies to Promote Adherence to Exercise

     —Case Studies

    Unit 8: Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures


    • Responding to Emergency Events

     —Case Studies

    • Documenting Emergency Events

    Unit 9: Program Administration, Quality Assurance, and Outcome Assessment

    • Introduction

    • Designing a Rehabilitation Program

    • Understanding the HIPAA

    • Referring Clients to Other Community Resources

     —Case Studies

    Course Summary

    Course Test

    Course Evaluation

    Course Text Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

    Larissa A. Korde, MD, MPH

    Cancer Incidence and Survival

    Cancer Biology

    Cancer Staging

    Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

    Cancer Recurrence Warning Signs



    Chapter 2. Side Effects and Persistent Effects of Cancer Surgery and Treatment

    Tara Sanft, MD, and Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH

    Side Effects of Cancer Surgery and Treatment

    Recurrence, New Primaries, and Second Cancers



    Chapter 3. Lifestyle Factors Associated With Cancer Incidence, Recurrence, and Survival

    Heather K. Neilson, MSc, and Christine M. Friedenreich, PhD

    Effect of Body Weight

    Effect of Exercise

    Effect of Diet



    Chapter 4. Benefits of Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis

    Kristin L. Campbell, BSc PT, PhD

    Physiological Effects of Exercise Training

    Psychological Benefits of Exercise Training

    Cancer-Specific Exercise Issues by Body System

    Effects of Cancer Medications or Treatments on Designing an Exercise Program



    Chapter 5. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing in Clients Diagnosed With Cancer

    Lee W. Jones, PhD, and Claudio Battaglini, PhD

    Administration of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing

    Exercise Testing Safety



    Chapter 6. Exercise Prescription and Programming Adaptations: Based on Surgery, Treatment, and Side Effects

    Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

    Health Promotion and Risk of Disease Reduction

    Exercise Prescription Alterations to Address Individual Needs

    Benefits and Risks of Exercise and Exercise Training

    Exercise Prescription Individualization

    Acute and Chronic Adverse Effects of Treatment

    Setting Goals

    Sample Exercise Prescriptions



    Chapter 7. Nutrition and Weight Management

    Stephanie Martch, MS, RD, LD, and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD

    Diet in Cancer Prevention, Control, and Overall Health

    Weight Status and Body Composition

    Weight and Height Assessment

    Energy Consumption and Cancer

    Diet Composition and Nutrition Status

    Complementary Alternative Medicine and Functional Foods

    Dietary Supplements




    Chapter 8. Health Behavior Change Counseling

    Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH; Heidi Perkins, PhD; and Daniel C. Hughes, PhD

    Effect of Cancer on Readiness to Exercise

    Theory-Based Methods and Exercise

    Translating Theory Into Practice



    Chapter 9. Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures

    Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN

    Cancer-Specific Safety Considerations

    Emergency Procedures




    Chapter 10. Program Administration

    Carole M. Schneider, PhD

    Designing a Cancer Rehabilitation Program

    Cancer Rehabilitation Programs and Settings

    Program Description and Operations

    Policies and Procedures

    Legal Issues and Documentation

    Reimbursement Concerns

    Community-Based Support



    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.

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