CU Training Programme

CUFitter® Award In Applied Delivery of Cancer Exercise

A​n all-embracing science-based cancer exercise training programme initiative.​ CUFitter​ is the first structed, cancer-specific exercise training programme of it's kind. It delivers a carefully designed suite of exercise initiatives to hundreds of cancer sufferers across the South East.

The science-based training programme was developed by a high group of experts. Leaders in their field, they collaborated to create an holistic initiative, which encompassed every aspect of cancer exercise, from the clinical to the psychological. ​​

'The CUFitter Award in applied delivery of Cancer Exercise' is a 4 day intensive course.

It's aim is to enable exisiting personal trainers, physios and other exxercise professionals, to learn the particular skills and competencies required to deliver cancer-specific exercise programmes to those in cancer recovery.

We have aligned our course with the professional competencies framework of the Health and Care Professions Council, and it is accredited by the Register of Cancer Survivorship Professionals. ​

The lecturers, trainers & delegates views on the course

Course Lecturer, Erica Sheward.

Delegate, Harry.

Lead Instructor, Dwayne Clevett

Delegate, Elaine.

Course Content

Day OneDelegates learn about cancer in general, its symptoms and causes, as well as treatment options and side effects. The Day 1 content is delivered by our clinical partners – Oncologists and Chemo nurses. Delegates also learn about the emerging evidence-base, linking cancer prevention and survival, to exercise.

Day TwoDelegates learn all about the importance of effective communication when supporting and motivating cancer patients through their treatment, and during the delivery of cancer exercise.

Day Three - Delegates learn how to undertake an initial assessment of a cancer patient. This will include limited background detail as to why we assess what we assess, the value of assessment for programme evaluation purposes, and also to ensure the safety of patients in their care.

Day Four - Delegates will learn how to deliver a programme of cancer exercise by watching and participating in classes within the CU Fitter suite. Delegates, again working directly with cancer patients, are observed creating their own class content. The course assessment requirements are also discussed on Day 4.

Course Lecturer's & Instructors

Prof. Sankha Mitra


CCST, UK, MA, Medical

Education, FRACP

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Louisa Beale

Course Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Brighton University

Dr Jan Russell

Course Lecturer

AC, ILM, Practitioner, Master Practitioner and qualified trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming

Dwayne Clevett

Course Lead Instructor

CUFitter Lead


Erica Sheward


Course Lecturer

Cancer United


Course Deliverables

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the causes of cancer(s) and the integrated strategies for prevention, recovery and survival.

  • Understand and critically evaluate the scientific research that underpins the benefits of exercise and physical activity in cancer recovery and survivorship.

  • Understand the important of motivation to achieving successful patient outcomes.

  • Assess an inidividual's physical and psychological needs and prescribe a suitable and safe course of exercise specific to their cancer type.

  • Design and deliver a suitable and safe programme of exercise for cancer patients both in group exercise and personal training settings.

  • Use assessment tools to benchmark an individual's current physical and psychological health.



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or by calling 01908 779880.


CUFitter® run regular and very successful courses so please ensure you register your interest

to avoid dissapointment.


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Useful Links

Phone: 01903 779 880

Cancer United is a support charity for local people whose

lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer United 2021 | Charity Number 1155747

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