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Cancer & Functional Fitness - Self Paced

Online Course - Study at your own pace.

  • Started 1 Feb
  • 120 British pounds
  • Online Session

Service Description

Module Aim This course helps CrossFit Affiliates or those working in functional fitness to gain confidence when working with individuals who are living with, undergoing treatment for or recovering from cancer. Not only will this course help you to understand how to advise and encourage increased physical activity for those living with cancer you will learn the about the main side effects of different cancer treatments and you can adapt classes to reduce and manage side effects during exercise. The course will help also help Affiliates to design exercise programmes in line with individual treatment plans helping to facilitate recovery, maintain activities of daily life and mental well-being. Specifically, the module content will involve developing a critical understanding of the following areas in relation to working within a CrossFit/Functional Fitness Box: • Understanding the extent of Cancer in the UK and Globally • What is Cancer? Basic understanding of the aetiology of the disease • What causes Cancer? • Cancer and Prevention – Role of Exercise/Diet etc • Management and Treatment of Cancer • Considerations for exercise with Cancer • Effects of exercise on individuals with Cancer • Understanding the current recommendations and considerations when working with someone who has Cancer in the gym. • Special Considerations in Cancer Training Prescription • Case Studies and specific challenges within a CrossFit Box for those with Cancer You will also have access to the pre course manual and our FiiT for Life learning management system which includes academic resources as well as practical programming considerations and templates. We also welcome all coaches on our FiiT for Life courses to join our online community where you will have access to our team of specialists to ask for advice, share ideas and help grow your clinical exercise experiences.

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