Get Certified as an Exercise Oncology Instructor
The Exercise Oncology Instructor (EOI) certification through Maple Tree Cancer Alliance (MTCA) will prepare and qualify an exercise professional to plan and implement safe and effective programs for individuals battling cancer. A certified EOI has the ability to develop and administer whole body exercises designed to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility for cancer survivors. In addition, the EOI will encourage exercise adherence to help improve health-related physical fitness and manage disease.
Why become certified?
Cancer is a unique chronic disease that requires a specialized level of training for a health and fitness professional. MTCA’s EOI certification will equip and empower you to develop safe and effective exercise programs based on current evidence-based standards for cancer survivors. EOI’s have a thorough understanding of cancer-related subject matter, including diagnosis and staging, etiology, treatment, toxicities, and remission. MTCA EOI’s are able to adapt exercise programming to maintain a safe, yet effective environment for the cancer patient. This has the potential to improve health-related quality of life and treatment outcome.
How do I know if I’m eligible to sit for the exam?
EOI candidates must meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible for the exam:
- A current NCCA-accredited fitness professional certification, or
- A college degree in a health-related field (or in their final semester of course work).
What are the examination fees?
US and Canada:
- First-time candidates $299.99
- Retake candidates $99.99
Non US and Canada
- First-time candidates $299.99
- Retake candidates $299.99
How do I register?
- You may register for the exam by filling out the form below and submitting payment online. You may also submit payment through the mail. MTCA accepts money orders, checks, PayPal, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
- After registering for an exam with MTCA, you will be sent an exam confirmation notice via email containing the link to your online certification exam.
Preparing for the EOI Exam
We offer study materials to help you prepare for the EOI exam.
- MTCA’s Exercise Oncology Instructor Study Manual ($29.99 eBook/$45.00 Hard Cover)
- MTCA’s Exercise Oncology Instructor Training Videos ($29.99)
What is the content of the exam?
The MTCA EOI exam is comprised on 100 multiple choice and true/false questions, proportionately sectioned to assess the content areas.
What score is required for the MTCA EOI credential?
To be awarded the MTCA EOI credential, you must meet a minimum passing score of 80 or greater. Should you meet the minimum passing requirements, your certificate will be sent to you within two weeks of passing the examination. Should you fail to meet the minimum passing requirements, you may retake the exam. There is no limit to the number of times you may take the exam.
EOI Exam Breakdown:
- Required passing score: 80
- Number of questions: 100
- Time allowed: 2 hour maximum
How will I find out my score?
Your exam results will automatically be sent to MTCA within 24-hours for qualification and an official score will be determined.
For addition exam specifics, please click here.
Can I retake the exam?
If you do not meet the minimum passing score on the exam, you may reapply to take the exam again. Retake exam fees are $99.99 US and Canada, $299.99 international.
To reapply to take the exam, contact MTCA directly at 937-477-8213. After your request has been processed, you will receive a new certification exam link via email. No refunds are given for retake exam applications.
You are eligible for the retake exam fee for a period of six (6) months after you have taken your first exam. After this six (6) month period, you must submit the first-time candidate fee.
MTCA Exercise Oncology Instructor Certification Application
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Exercise Oncology Instructor
The mission of the Exercise Oncology Instructor (EOI) certification is to prepare and qualify health professionals to plan and implement safe and effective exercise programs for individuals who are battling cancer. The EOI develops and administers whole body exercises designed to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. In addition, the EOI encourages exercise adherence to help improve health-related physical fitness and manage disease.
Currently, there are more than 50 Certified Exercise Oncology Instructors!
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