The course allows students to gain an overview the of Prostate Cancer and the various treatment and management pathways. The implications and side effects of treatment are covered together with the specific modalities of exercise that will serve to manage and improve these side effects. Following the course students will have the knowledge to programme and instruct a safe and effective class for men with PCa.

Course content was reviewed and approved by Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand.

Aims and objectives of course:

  • To provide background information about Prostate Cancer.
  • To outline the various treatment and management options.
  • To explain both the physical and emotional side effects as a result of treatment.
  • To cover the principles of exercise prescription following diagnosis or treatment.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of Prostate Cancer and the treatment options for it.
  • An understanding of the implications it has physically and psychologically.
  • The ability to programme and instruct a safe and effective class for men with PCa

Author Bio

Tim Webster has a Physical Education Diploma from Loughborough University (UK). He is a REPs registered trainer and is certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV, Functional Rehabilitation and Exercise After Stroke (The ARNI Institute), Brain Fit for Life (Mental Acuity), Cognitive Rehabilitation after Mild Brain Injury, PD Warrior and Counterpunch for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis Pro and Adapted Tai Chi for Rehab.

Kris Tynan completed a Physical Education Diploma from the University of Otago (NZ). She is a REPs registered trainer and is qualified as a Functional Ageing Specialist with the Functional Ageing Institute (US). She has completed the following qualifications in Cancer and Exercise Management; Cancer U Fitter (UK), Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification Course with Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI) US, and Exercise for the Management of Cancer (Edith Cowan, Australia).) She also holds the GP Referral Qualification from the Wright Foundation (UK) and is the author of the LOAFFA resource (Leading Older Adults in Functional Fitness Activity).