Cancer and the Older Adult™


Cancer and the Older Adult is a continuing education home study program approved by all major personal training organizations, and BOC for athletic training.


Cancer and the Older Adult™ home study continuing education course identifies cancer risk factors and provides cancer prevention strategies related to lifestyle. The facts and practical applications are intertwined is such a way as to render the information totally relevant. That is, this resource not only deals with the essential materials 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.

This course is approved for
the following CECs/CEUs:


ACE 0.4 (ACSM and the YMCA accept
AFAA 4.0
BCRPA 10.0
BOC Category A 2.00
CPTN 7.0
HFPA 0.4
ISSA 5.0
NAFC 0.4
NASM 0.4
NASN 0.4
NETA 4.0
NFPT 0.5
PTA Global 5.0
SFA 0.4
WITS 2.0

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.00 Category A hours/CEUs.

AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced

AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; 2= Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Treatment and Rehabilitation; 5= Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being): 1, 4

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.


This course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing advanced continuing education for health and fitness professionals (personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health/wellness coaches, sports nutrition specialists and athletic trainers) who wish to specialize in training cancer survivors. This course is available for immediate download after purchase. Trainers will learn research-based guidelines for both avoiding and addressing cancer. This resource identifies cancer risk factors and provides cancer prevention strategies related to lifestyle. It is an ideal continuing education program for any fitness professional who wishes to work safely and effectively with mature adults who have experienced cancer.

Course Materials: This certificate package with online test includes a 64-page manual and 40-page workbook in PDF format. Instructions for completing the 30-question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included. Note: This course package is made available for immediate download after purchase. All materials for this course are received electronically. Nothing is mailed.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain what cancer is and how it can develop.
  2. Identify lifestyle factors that may increase the risk of getting cancer.
  3. Describe how diet, weight and exercise affect the length and quality of cancer survival.
  4. Explain diet and exercise recommendations for survivors of various cancers.


Chapter Outline:

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

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program. Our programs are mentored with front line top veteran fitness educators and leaders. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.