CUFitter® Award In Applied Delivery of Cancer Exercise

The interactive course takes place online

What's it all about?

CUFitter is the first structured, cancer-specific exercise programme of its kind which delivers a carefully designed suite of exercise initiatives to those affected by cancer across the South East. 

 

The CUFitter Award in the Applied Delivery of Cancer Exercise is an all-encompassing, science-based cancer exercise training initiative designed to support exercise professionals and those working or wishing to work in a range of activity settings with cancer patients, to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to practice competently.

 

'The CUFitter Award in applied delivery of Cancer Exercise' is a 4 day intensive course. This science-based training programme was developed by a multi-disciplinary group of experts; all leaders in their respective fields who have come together to create the programme covering every aspect of cancer exercise, from the clinical to the psychological. ​

We have aligned our course with the professional competencies framework of the Health and Care Professions Council; its aim is to enable existing personal trainers, Physiotherapists and other exercise professionals, to learn the particular skills and competencies required to deliver cancer-specific exercise programmes to those in cancer recovery.

Who is it suitable for?

Fitness Instructors/
Personal Trainers

Physios

Sport & Leisure
Centre Employees

GP Exercise
Referral Staff

CU Fitter will consider applicants with a Level 3 Personal Training qualification plus GP referral is an advantage. We
will also consider applicants with a relevant Bachelor’s Honours degree (UK equivalent) class 2:2 or above in a sports science, sports coaching, exercise, physiotherapy or related discipline. The programme is conducted in English. If the applicant’s first language is not English, a language proficiency test will need to be taken and passed in advance of acceptance onto the programme

What's it all about?

Course Content

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

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.

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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.

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

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.

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

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.

Meet our lecturers, facilitators and guest speakers...

Course Lecturer's & Facilitators

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Prof. Sankha Mitra

MS,DNB,FRCR, FRCS,

CCST, UK, MA, Medical

Education, FRACP


Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Louisa Beale

Course Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Brighton University

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Jan Russell

Course Lecturer

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

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dwayne Clevett

Course Lead Instructor

CUFitter Lead

Trainer

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Erica Sheward

FIFST, FHEA.

Course Lecturer

Cancer United

Trustee

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Jan Sheward

Course Facilitator

Guest Speakers

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Anne Hudson

Guest Speaker

Senior

Chemotherapy

Nurse

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr John Laurie

Guest Speaker

MbCHB, MRCP, FRCPath

Consultant Haematologist

WSHT Haematology, Worthing

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Nick Lavies

Guest Speaker

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical lead for Pre-assessment

Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Adrian Moss

Guest Speaker

MBChB, MRCP, PgCert MS (Oncology), MD

Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Sussex Cancer

Centre

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Phillip Savage

Guest Speaker

BSc, MB ChB, FRCP, PhD

Consultant Medical Oncologist


 

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Richard Simcock

Guest Speaker

MBBS, MRCPI, FRCR

Consultant in Clinical Oncology

Sussex Cancer

Centre

Cancer United, Cancer Support, Cancer Fitness, Cancer Exercise, Cancer West Sussex, CUFitterXtra, CUFitter Xtra, Fitness Classes, Charity, Cancer Charity, UK Cancer Charity Cancer United

Dr Robert Turner

Guest Speaker

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Learning Outcomes

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.

 

FAQs

Click here to find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Cancer United training programme.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail at office@cancerunited.org.uk 

or by calling 01908 779880.

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