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

This version of the Cancer Exercise Specialist® training content is intended for cancer survivors and others interested in personal knowledge, and it DOES NOT include a final exam, business resources, professional certificate, professional directory registration or education credits. All content may be accessed on the learning platform. No content is downloadable.

All content is copyrighted by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and may not be downloaded, reproduced or used for business purposes without permission.

If you wish to obtain our professional qualifications please enroll in the Cancer Exercise Specialist® Advanced Qualification. This self-study program, exam and professional 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.



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