Online Homestudy Course

This course provides a beginning knowledge base for health and fitness professionals who wish to explore the possibility of working with mature adults who have experienced cancer. It is a good first step to help with understanding the basics involved in working with cancer survivors and consider if more advanced training to specialize in training cancer survivors is a good fit. 

This resource not only deals with the essentials related to cancer risk, disease states and treatment, but offers research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer.


Upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to: 

Explain what cancer is and how it can develop. 

Identify lifestyle factors that may increase the risk of getting cancer. 

Describe how diet, weight and exercise affect the length and
quality of cancer survival. 

Explain diet and exercise recommendations for survivors
of various cancers.

Evidence has shown that physical activity has numerous health benefits for cancer patients and survivors. 

More clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery, and improving overall quality of life. 

In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with knowledge and experience to help them learn how to exercise safely within their capabilities. 

The facts and practical applications are intertwined in such a way as to render the information totally relevant. That is, this resource not only deals with the basics related to cancer risk, disease states and treatment, but offers research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. 

There is a section on physical activity for cancer survivors, with specific recommendations regarding exercise and lymphedema.  

A similar and equally strong segment of this resource is the nutritional guidelines for cancer survivors. 

All of this leads to a chapter which features specific diet and exercise recommendations for living productively after surviving various types of cancer. 

This is followed by recipes for attaining desirable amounts of fruits and proteins through shakes and smoothies. In sum, this is an ideal resource for personal trainers who wish to work effectively with older adults who have experienced cancer.



Chapter 1: Understanding Cancer 

Chapter 2: Cancer Prevention Related to Lifestyle 

Chapter 3: Risk Factors for Common Cancers 

Chapter 4: Cancer Survivors 

Chapter 5: Specific Diet and Exercise Recommendations 

Chapter 6: Shakes and Smoothies for Special Populations


All course materials are available for immediate access and download after purchasing. An email containing access to the online test will be emailed within two business days of purchase. 

Online test consist of 30 multiple choice questions. 70% required to pass.

64-page manual in PDF format 

40-page workbook in PDF format

Cancer and the Older Adult - $158.20 +tax

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