Enrollment closed November 6, 11:59pm PT

Get Certified in Two Top Programs in Just A Few Weeks!

Join Andrea Leonard, President of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and Dr. Dan Ritchie, Co-Founder of the Functional Aging Institute for this 5-week immersion program to obtain both the Functional Aging Specialist certification and the Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification certificate.

Includes the 6 Session Kickstart October 26 - 30, and 4 days/week daily webinar instruction November 2 through November 20th at 1:00pm Eastern. Take the exams before or after Thanksgiving to help your clients start their new year resolutions in January 2021. During this time, Andrea and Dan will go through both courses and answer any questions that you may have. Following the live webinar sessions, as well as complementary coursework, you will have two attempts at the examination and must receive a passing score of 80% or better to receive your certificate. Once you have passed the examinations, you will receive your Functional Aging Specialist certification, your certificate as a Cancer Exercise Specialist, one complimentary month of the CETI Business Builder Mastermind Membership, and be added to the CES International Directory.


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 27 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 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, 36-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 hear 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.


Learn about what you'll receive with specialist training from Dr. Dan Ritchie, Co-Founder of the Functional Aging Institute.

The FAI Functional Aging Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.

You do not need to be a Certified Personal Trainer from another organization to take this course. Whether you have been in the industry for years, or this is your first certification, this Specialist will prepare you to be the local go-to expert on training mature clients. There is not another certification in the fitness industry that utilizes the Functional Aging Training Model for how to approach training for the mature population.
This will be the credential of choice for years to come for those specializing in the 50+ market.

You will receive instructions to enroll for the course which will be delivered to you online (study at your own pace). Upon completion of the study material you’ll sit through a timed online testing phase. Upon completion and passing of the test you’ll be given a certification and the ability to use Functional Aging Specialist™ in your title and marketing material.

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Here is what's included:


$549 Cancer Exercise Specialist Materials, Videos, Exam & certificate

$399 Functional Aging Specialist Materials, Videos, Exam & certification

$299 Live training sessions with Dan & Andrea Nov 2 - Nov 20 & Exam Prep

  • Access to all Six Intro + Kickstart Program Videos


$399 Breast Cancer Recovery BOSU Specialist (Materials, Exam & certificate)

$299 Functional Aging Group Exercise Specialist (Materials, Exam & certificate)

$149 Training Clients with Joint Replacements

$2094 Total


$1499 (2 Certification Package Price with 3 Bonus courses)


$949 (Enrollment Price through Nov 6)

Use code NEWBIZ21 to enroll

*Already have CES or FAS? Email [email protected] for a custom coupon

Program Pricing Schedule:

Nov 2 - 5: $949

Nov 6: 11:59pm Enrollment for Live Training Closes

Your Instructor

Dr. Dan Ritchie
Dr. Dan Ritchie

Dr. Dan Ritchie started his fitness career at Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Medicine and then spent a year as a graduate assistant coaching Division 1 athletes. He completed his master’s degree in Health & Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he won the 2002 Thesis of the Year. Then Dan continued as a Lynn Fellow at Purdue University, completing his PhD in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology.

Since 2007 Dan has owned and operated Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he and his staff have trained over 2000 clients. With over 20 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was the 2014 PFP Trainer of the Year, and then shortly after he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute.

Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. He’s routinely interviewed for podcasts, webinars, and on-online education summits. Dan lives in West Lafayette with his wife and five kids.

Courses Included with Purchase

Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification
Training info, videos, downloadable PDF modules, quizzes, exam and resources.
Andrea Leonard
Functional Aging Specialist (FAI)
(FAS) Functional Aging Specialist® Certification by the Functional Aging Institute
Dr. Dan Ritchie
Breast Cancer Recovery BOSU® Specialist Advanced Qualification
Includes videos, PDF modules, quizzes, 100 question online exam, passing certificate and business forms.
Andrea Leonard
Functional Aging Group Exercise Specialist (FAI)
(FAGES) Functional Aging Group Exercise Specialist® Certification by the Functional Aging Institute
Dr. Dan Ritchie
Training Clients with Joint Replacements (FAI)
Training Clients with Joint Replacements by the Functional Aging Institute
Dr. Dan Ritchie
Cancer Exercise Specialist / Functional Aging Specialist - Live Training Sessions & Recordings
Zoom webinar and meeting links + Supplemental Materials
Andrea Leonard

Original Price: $2,094

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Enrollment closed November 6, 11:59pm PT

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