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ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

Providing Hope through Personalized Exercise

Do you want to give guidance and strength through exercise to people living with cancer? Created in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainers (CETs) design and administer fitness assessments and exercise programs specific to a person’s cancers diagnosis, treatment, and current recovery status.

Preparing for the ACSM/ACS CET Exam

We want to make sure you are ready on exam day—which is why we offer a variety of study options designed to fit all schedules and all types of learning. Browse our study options below to see which one is most helpful for you!

 

Are You Eligible? 

ACSM or NCCA-accredited health/fitness certification

  • Adult CPR/AED certified (with hands-on practical skills component)
  • Bachelor's Degree (in any field) with 500 hours of experience training older adults or individuals with chronic conditions OR
  • 10,000 hours of experience training older adults or individuals with chronic conditions

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The blueprint for your ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer exam – the closest you’ll get to the exam before taking it!

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Prepare for your ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer exam with a hands-on learning workshop or our distance-learning webinar series. Start Watching »

 

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Utilize the following free, optional resources to study for your exam, including web resources, journals, and more:

Why Become an ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer? 

 

An ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer is a fitness professional who utilizes an well-rounded understanding of cancer to develop exercise programs for specifically suited for survivors. ACSM/ACS CETs empower cancer survivors to display their significant inner strength by improving their own physical fitness.

Beyond assessing and creating individual exercise programs unique to each individual, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainers have working knowledge around cancer-related topics from surgeries to side effects, from diagnoses to survivor stages – specialized knowledge that allows them to better create the ideal fitness experience no matter what a client has been through. ACSM/ACS CETs truly uphold the gold standard by working to adapt fitness best practices that equip cancer survivors to attain a quality of life that may have seemed out of reach.

Ready to help cancer survivors realize their health and fitness goals? Become an ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer.

Exam Costs


 ACSM Certified Pros Discount  $150
 Regular Exam Cost  $195
 Re-Test  $125

 

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ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer Competency Areas %
Exercise Prescription and Programming 22%
Health Appraisal, Fitness and Clinical Exercise Testing 15%
Exercise Physiology and Related Exercise Science 10%
Clinical and Medical Considerations 12%
Physiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment 12%
Safety, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Procedures 9%
Human Behavior and Counseling 8%
Nutrition and Weight Management 7%
Program Administration, Quality Assurance and Outcomes Assessment 5%

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