The Specialist Instructor qualification in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation in will teach you to design, agree and adapt a physical activity programme to aide cancer rehabilitation for your clients or patients living with cancer or beyond a cancer diagnosis. The knowledge you will gain by completing the CanRehab Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Award will enable you to confidently and professionally deliver exercise classes and individual exercise sessions to your clients living with cancer.
CanRehab is a specialist training company delivering only Cancer specific courses. It has been devised and written by Professor Anna Campbell MBE (CanRehab director), who specialises in researching the role of exercise in cancer survivorship and is considered a national expert in this field.
This course delivered as synchronous online teaching.
The course is now 6 days from 9.30am to 3.30pm of synchronous teaching (ie with tutor present) ensuring a high standard of education. In the days in between teaching you will have a little bit of work to do, which would take approximately 1 hour. You will be provided with a manual, a DVD and access to the CanRehab Learner’s portal to be used alongside the taught module to enhance self-study.
You will be taught by a variety of experts in this field - each contributing their specialist knowledge to the course.
An online assessment day is scheduled approximately 4 weeks after the final teaching block, and a further case study on a real client should be submitted 4 weeks after that. You will also be required to complete approximately 100 hours of independent study for this assessment.
To fully interact in this course delivered live online, you should have access to stable internet connection and be reasonably competent with working with online documents and have ZOOM installed. You are expected to attend every session and interact with the group.
Why Study for this Course?
The CanRehab team was the first U.K. training provider to be able to offer a Qualification in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation. It is now delivering this course and other courses internationally.
In the past it was assumed that the best advice to give anyone diagnosed with cancer was to rest as much as possible. However, research has shown that too much rest may result in loss of stamina, muscle tone and bone strength. As with other long-term conditions such as cardiac disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease it is time to provide cancer rehabilitation as part of a cancer care package and make a policy shift towards recommending physical activity during and after cancer treatment.
CanRehab believe there is a growing awareness among many health professionals that by prescribing exercise to patients living with cancer they can not only reduce the side effects of cancer treatment but can also reduce the risk of the cancer recurring. CanRehab believes that it is vitally important that clients and patients are given the correct advice by professionally trained specialists who are able to design and adapt a physical activity programme for each individual which will aide their recovery.With this qualification, you may also be able to increase and expand your job opportunities within the healthcare system and through exercise referral schemes as more health professionals include exercise as part of a cancer care package for patients both during and after cancer treatment.