The Cancer Exercise Training Institute prides itself on providing you with the most current oncology exercise training in the world. Newly updated for the 2021 13th Edition of the Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification:

  • 4 full color handbook modules with updated charts and new photographs
  • 2020 updates on treatment, surgical procedures, and global statistics
  • CES mentorship program
  • 5 Stages of grief
  • What to say to a friend or loved one
  • Being a Caregiver
  • Important things to consider – exercise programming
  • Mindful breathing
  • Nervous system side-effects
  • 21 cancer surgery videos
  • Breath as medicine video
  • 7 assessment videos
    • Postural assessment
    • Goniometric measurements
    • 30-sec. sit-to-stand
    • Squat test
      • Piriformis assessment & training
      • Knee to wall test
      • Shoulder complex flexion restriction

The Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification was developed for health and fitness professionals seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship. Participants will gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. Our unique and individualized programming will help to improve the patient’s ability to cope with the mental and physical stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Our comprehensive programming covers 26 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, with special emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. We provide two methods for obtaining your Advanced Qualification: home study and live in-person or virtual workshops. The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has trained more health and fitness professionals worldwide to become Cancer Exercise Specialists® than any other organization. Andrea Leonard, 37-year cancer survivor, PFP 2019 Personal Trainer of the Year, author of “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and President/Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute began her extensive research in 1995; long before anyone had ever heard of “cancer exercise.” She spent three years working on Essential Exercises with the chiefs of breast surgery at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns’ Hopkins University Hospital Medical Centers. Realizing there was a need to assist patients with many types of cancer, Andrea expanded her research and writing to cover a broader spectrum. She is truly a pioneer in the field of cancer and exercise and has paved the way for other organizations to follow.

Portia Page has been in the mind-body & fitness industry for over 30 years as a teacher, program and fitness director, international presenter and author. She is a Master Instructor for Balanced Body and the author of Pilates Illustrated. Portia has a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from UCSD and is ACE and AFAA certified as well as a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher and CEC provider through NPCP. She studied under the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI) whose program was developed for health & fitness professionals seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery & treatment, into survivorship. Portia is also a RYT® 200 with Yoga Alliance.

We offer the following Continuing Education Credits:

ACE - 2.0

AFAA - 15

Australia Fitness (pending)

Canfitpro - 4

CIMSPA - 10 CPD

ISSA - 22

NASM - 1.9

NSCA - 20

PMA - 20

Yoga Alliance - 22 non-contact



Your Instructor


Andrea Leonard
Andrea Leonard

Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You have 180 days from date of purchase to complete the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
1. Once you are registered for a live workshop or webinar, there will be NO REFUNDS. 2. If a workshop is cancelled due to low attendance, an attempt will be made to reschedule it for another date. You may participate in the home-study program which will allow you to obtain your CES Advanced Qualification and CEU's over the course of 180 days. Following notification of workshop cancellation, you have 14 days to request a refund. After 14 days there will be no refunds. 3. The Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI) has the right to cancel a workshop with a two-week notice due to low registration. CETI is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses incurred. 4. If you are unable to attend a workshop for any reason, you may convert your registration to a home-study which will allow you 180 days to complete. 5. Once you have attended a live workshop, there will be NO REFUNDS given. 6. We want you to be happy with the course! However, if the timing doesn't work, or you are not satisfied with your purchase, you have 14 days to request a refund if you have not moved beyond Module 1. After 14 days, or once you move beyond Module 1, there will be no refunds.

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