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 THE 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.
CUFITTER® run regular and very successful courses so please ensure you register your interest
to avoid dissapointment.
This training course is CIMSPA endorsed with 10 CPD points
Who is it suitable for?
Sport & Leisure
CUFITTER 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?
Day One - Delegates 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 Two - Delegates 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.