CU Fitter Award in applied delivery of Cancer Exercise

CU Fitter is the first structured, cancer specific exercise programme of its kind. Designed for qualified personal trainers or clinical exercise practitioners the programme leads to an award in the applied study of cancer-specific exercise.

Following completion of the programme and the successful completion of the assessments, participants will be enabled to deliver a suite of exercise initiatives to hundreds of cancer sufferers across the Country. The programme has been developed by a high profile group of experts who have come together to create a holistic initiative which encompasses every aspect of cancer from the clinical to the psychological.

By the end of this programme 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 importance of motivation to achieving successful patient outcomes
  • Assess an individual’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 individuals’ current physical and psychological health

Course lecturers are Dr Sankha Mitra, Dr Jan Russell-Dexter, Dr Louise Beale and Erica Sheward FIFST.

For more information about the ‘CU Fitter Award in Applied Delivery of Cancer Exercise’ please contact Jan on 01903 779880 or email:

The next course date is 19th to 22nd May, 2017, at the Brighton University Eastbourne Campus.

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People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our project received £15,000 from the Trust to build the CU Fitter Rehab Gym. In 2017, the Project received £20,000 towards the purchase of the CU Fitter Minibus.

Cancer United is a registered charity in England and Wales No.: 1155747
Trustees: Kathryn Hall - Heidi Harris - Matt Owen - Victoria Read - Erica Sheward - Jan Sheward
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