Our University program offers you a fully-developed class to integrate into your existing curriculum. This class is designed to last one semester. A pre-requesit for this class is successful completion (grade of C or better) of an undergraduate Exercise Physiology (or equivalent) course.
The first 4 weeks of this class involves a comprehensive online training program, complete with a downloadable book and seven training modules for the students to navigate. In these modules, students will be educated on the pathophysiology of cancer, physiology of exercise, physiological effects of exercise on cancer, and trainings on conducting a safe fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise programming. Downloadable educational materials area also included to maximize their learning experience. Finally, assignments are included to deepen understanding of the materials.
The lecture portion of this class will conclude with the option to take our nationally recognized Exercise Oncology Instructor certification, which is accredited through NASM.
The final 12-weeks of this class involve a practical component, whereby students develop, plan, and execute individualized exercise training on actual cancer patients. Partnerships are established with area hospitals to create a patient referral system for this portion of the class. Supervision by an on-site faculty member is warranted.