Join Andrea Leonard, CETI President/Founder, in Voorhees Twp., NJ for the first in-person workshop in two years! Learn from the pioneer in oncology exercise during this two-day workshop being held at the spectacular Virtua William G. Rohrer Fitness Center. Training will take place on July 16-17, 2022 from 9-5 each day with an hour lunch break. View Curriculum

Once you are registered for this live event there are NO REFUNDS for any reason. If the workshop is canceled due to COVID, or low registration, it will be converted to live virtual training through ZOOM.
There will be no reimbursements made for airfare, hotel, or other travel expenses if the workshop is canceled due to either of the conditions mentioned above.

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, 38-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.


"As a Certified Fitness Professional who was diagnosed with breast cancer, I truly had no idea how I was going to recover from a double mastectomy and return to my dream career of being a trainer and to change people's lives. I became the person that I needed through my own recovery and quickly realized I found my purpose at the intersection of purpose, pain and proficiency through my journey and finding CETI. Being a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist has allowed me to fulfill my purpose and serve other breast cancer survivors through their recovery, taking them from surviving to thriving!" - Shannon Burrows

COURSE CURRICULUM

MODULE ONE

Get an in-depth look at the most common surgical procedures for 26 of the most common cancer types, as well as pediatrics. Experience a video-based session, as well as a comprehensive manual, on the subject matter. Gain a deeper insight into acute and chronic side-effects and contraindications of surgical procedures, cancer staging, genetics, and the human biome/immune system. Experience a video-introduction and welcome from Dr. Jay Harness and a video by Dr. La Gary Carter on “Exercise as Medicine” as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.

  • Cancer Staging
  • Genetics
  • The Immune System and the human biome
  • Surgical Incisions
  • Acute and Chronic Side-effects
  • Contraindications

MODULE TWO

Learn about risk factors for breast cancer, recommended surgeries, treatment, and reconstruction as well as side-effects/complications, and lymphedema prevention and management. Experience video-based sessions by Denise Stewart, OT, on scar tissue awareness, Upper and lower extremity lymph drainage exercise programming by Andrea Leonard, and Cancer and Comorbidities by Dr. Dan Mikeska, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.

  • Types of Breast Cancer
  • Risk Factors
  • Breast Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Neurological Complications
  • Lymphedema

MODULE THREE

Learn how to conduct a postural assessment, goniometric measurements, and several other testing methods and understand the balance of agonists and antagonists in order to sequentially determine individualized programming based on range of motion limitations, correcting postural deviations, and acute and chronic side-effects. Learn how to use manual stretching techniques to help with muscle imbalances and range of motion limitations and strengthen the core while working on proprioception and balance with the BOSU® Balance Trainer. Experience video-based sessions on assessment protocol with Andrea Leonard, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.

  • Posture, Pain and Muscle Imbalance
  • Conducting a Comprehensive Assessment
  • Correcting Muscle Imbalances and Exercise Programming
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise Intensity
  • Common Side-effects, Complications, and Recommendations
  • How to Use a Goniometer/Correcting Range of Motion Limitations and Exercise Programming
  • Core and Balance Exercises
  • Manual Stretching Techniques

MODULE FOUR

Gain critical knowledge about how a properly prescribed and executed exercise program can help cancer patients and survivors to combat fatigue, decrease depression and pain, and how diet can play a critical role in treatment as well as long-term survivorship. Included in this section is “Conquering Cancer with Nutrition,” by Dr. Glenn B. Gero. Experience an in-depth, video discussion between Andrea Leonard - President and Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and Dr. Tami De La Melena, as well as a comprehensive manual and practice test on the subject matter.

  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Cancer Related Pain
  • Mental and Physical Fatigue
  • Survivorship
  • Psychology of Fitness
  • Cancer Treatment and Weight management
  • Alcohol and Cancer Risk
  • Conquering Cancer with Nutrition
  • Taking Control of Your Emotions
  • Working with Medical Community
  • Forms

We offer the following Continuing Education Credits:

ACE - 3.5

AFAA - 15

Canfitpro - 4

CIMSPA - 10 CPD

ISSA - 22

NASM - 1.9

NSCA - 20

Yoga Alliance - 22 non-contact



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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You have 180 days to complete the course. If you need more time, simply send your request to [email protected]
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
Once you are registered for this live event there are NO REFUNDS for any reason. If the workshop is canceled due to COVID, or low registration, it will be converted to live virtual training through ZOOM. There will be no reimbursements made for airfare, hotel, or other travel expenses if the workshop is canceled due to either of the conditions mentioned above.

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