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Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors Online CE Course-3rd Edition

Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors Online CE Course-3rd Edition

$109.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered as online products:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Research demonstrates that exercise reduces fatigue and lymphedema and improves strength, endurance, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, gives you an understanding of breast cancer, treatments and common side effects, exercise considerations, and specific exercises that will help you develop optimal exercise programs that are responsive to the needs of your clients recovering from breast cancer.

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Describe breast cancer and its treatment.

    • Articulate the anatomy of the breast.

    • Explain the side effects of cancer treatments.

    • Summarize the research on physical activity and breast cancer.

    • Describe the PAL study.

    • Explain lymphedema considerations.

    • Develop an exercise program using the ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors.

    • Describe precautionary situations and reasons to terminate exercise.

    • Identify exercises appropriate for breast cancer survivors.

    • List professional responsibilities for working with breast cancer survivors.

    The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and a referenced answer key. The study guide highlights the key concepts of the book in order to prepare individuals to pass the 80-question exam (composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions) at the end of the course.

    Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, will enable you to assist your clients to build confidence and regain function through specific exercises and individualized programs offered under your care.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers and fitness professionals working with clients diagnosed with breast cancer or breast cancer survivors.

    Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Chapter 1 Breast Cancer Overview

    Types of Breast Cancer

    Risk Factors

    Screening and Diagnosis

    Treatment Options

    Breast Reconstruction

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 2 Chest and Shoulder Anatomy

    Breast Tissue

    Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

    Brachial Plexus

    Lymphatic System

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 3 Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

    Managing Specific Side Effects and Implications for Physical Activity

    Exercise After Breast Surgery

    Exercise During Chemotherapy

    Exercise During Radiation Therapy

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 4 Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Research


    Exercise Effects on Fitness

    Side Effects of Cancer and Treatment

    Other Beneficial Effects of Exercise

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 5 Exercise Program Design

    ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

    Components of an Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

    Client Assessment

    Monitoring Exercise

    Lymphedema Considerations

    Reentry to Exercise

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 6 Breast Cancer Recovery Exercises

    Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Surgery

    Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Reconstruction

    Phase 2: Exercise During Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

    Phase 3: Exercise After Treatment

    Exercise Program for Phases 2 and 3

    Learning Activities


    Chapter 7 Professional Responsibilities

    Scope of Practice

    Health Screening for Physical Activity

    Medical Clearance


    Record Keeping

    Emergency Procedures

    Establishing Physician Contact

    Learning Activities


    Learning Activities Answer Key

    Appendix A: Client Handouts

    Appendix B: Functional Assessments and Monitoring Tools

    Appendix C: Practitioner Resources


    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN, is an author, researcher, educator, and advanced-practice nurse practitioner. She is a professor at Northern Arizona University, serves as an affiliate research associate professor at University of Washington, and is the Scottsdale Healthcare Research endowed chair. She was co-chair for the ACSM Roundtable to develop the exercise guidelines for cancer survivors and participated in the development of the Cancer Exercise Trainer certification exam. She is president of Coleman Health, where she directs Horses Providing Hope and Healing, a horse therapy program for cancer survivors and at-risk youth.

    Schwartz’s career achievements include research to improve the quality of life of cancer patients through physical activity and symptom management. The National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, Department of Defense, and Oncology Nursing Foundation have funded her research. She authored Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors, has authored three other books, and has been published in more than 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed research articles.

    Schwartz was an elite competitive cyclist, setting three world records. She has coached more than 120 cyclists and triathletes to national and world titles. In 2003, she came out of cycling retirement to become a member of the 2003 Tour of Hope Team that rode from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in seven days to raise awareness about cancer research.