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Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation

This practical 5 day course will empower exercise professionals to guide individuals with cancer to a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle which will maximise their chance of living better and longer. Active Suffolk can offer up to 10 instructors a bursary to complete this course.

Hadleigh Pool & Leisure, Stonehouse Lane, Hadeigh, Suffolk, IP7 5BH
Susannah Challis / susannah.challis@activesuffolk.org / 07827 820326

Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation

The course is divided between theoretical knowledge and practical skill development to equip the exercise professional with all the key information and experience to be confident in working with clients recovering from cancer diagnosis and treatment. The course is independently endorsed by PD Approval and recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (20 CPD) and CIMSPA (10 CPD).

Learning outcomes and objectives

The course boasts the most comprehensive syllabus for those seeking to advance their knowledge of exercise, cancer and rehabilitation, including:

  • Understanding cancer and its treatments
  • Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of cancer
  • Dietary factors that can affect the risk of cancer Exercise Referral within cancer treatment and rehabilitation
  • Cancer treatments and their effect on exercise
  • Preparation for exercise referral
  • Exercise testing and programme guidance
  • Exercise programming advice for dealing with symptoms and side effects of treatment
  • Case studies and risk factors
  • Motivation and behaviour change

The course manual also includes supplementary material on dietary advice for cancer patients.

Candidate pre-requisites

  • Leisure experience - as appropriate to relevant qualifications held Outgoing, friendly, motivational personality
  • Natural aptitude to organisation
  • An understanding of exercise and fitness theory
  • A relevant fitness qualification*
  • Level 3 GP Referral qualification

*Should students wish to gain CIMSPA accreditation, they must hold the relevant gym based pre-requisites: e.g. Level 2 Fitness Instructor OR Level 3 Personal Trainer.

If you would like to request a bursary form please contact Susannah Challis, please do not book onto this course if you want a bursary place (for those living and working in Suffolk), as all paperwork must be signed and approved before booking on.

Supporting Documents:

l4-cancer-rehab-brochure.pdf (PDF, 382.4 Kb)


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