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Exercise for the Management of Cancer: Exercise Oncology Course

Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective therapy for the management of cancer. In fact, on present knowledge exercise offers the greatest potential as an adjunct therapy to reverse treatment related side-effects and increase the quality and quantity of life in people with cancer. International guidelines recommend people with cancer avoid inactivity even if undergoing difficult treatments and participate in regular aerobic and resistance exercise to maximise health benefits.

'Exercise for the Management for Cancer: Exercise Oncology Course' is a professional development course administered by the Exercise Medicine Research Institute for exercise physiologists who work with cancer patients and survivors. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to design and implement safe and effective exercise programs for people with cancer. The course also provides critical information required for allied health professionals to provide effective advice about the role of exercise in the management of cancer.

The course comprises of two components, a suite of theoretical modules completed online and a one day practical workshop. Participants can enrol in the online modules only or the full course.

Curriculum Structure

Theoretical Component

  • Module 1 – Cancer Basics
  • Module 2 – Impact of Exercise on Cancer Patients and Survivors
  • Module 3 – Patient/Survivor Assessment
  • Module 4 – Exercise Prescription for Cancer Patients and Survivors
  • Module 5 – Supervision of Exercise Programs for Cancer Patients and Survivors
  • Module 6 – Information for Life Now Exercise Physiologists (completed by accredited exercise physiologists wanting to administer a Life Now Exercise Program only)

Practical Component

  • One day workshop

Presenters

Professor Rob Newton, PhD.
Professor Daniel Galv√£o, PhD.

Course schedule

The theoretical component of this course runs continuously year round. The schedule for the practical component will be relative to demand. Practical workshops will be held at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute in Perth, Western Australia. Practical workshops will be administered at other capital cities Australia wide according to demand.

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Registration

The course is currently undergoing review by ESSA. We will be able to accept enrolments once the course is accredited.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Exercise Medicine Research Institute on (61 8) 6304 3444 or at emri@ecu.edu.au.

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