New course to help people fight cancer
ECU will launch three courses next year to give healthcare professionals the skills to deliver supervised exercise programs for people with cancer.
Medical and exercise sciences Associate Dean Rob Newton said with an estimated 134,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer each year, there was a need for more skilled healthcare professionals to provide exercise assessment and prescription to this growing patient population.
“An appropriate exercise prescription can dramatically improve the lives of the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer,” Professor Newton said.
“Targeted exercise programs can build fitness, improve physical function and increase physical reserve capacity.”