The importance of exercise

In cancer survivorship

Do you see clients that have had a diagnosis of cancer at some point in their lifetime?

Do you prescribe exercises?

Do you conduct fitness classes?

If you answer yes to ANY of these questions, this workshop is for you.

The benefits of exercising are well known. It’s our role to encourage our clients to stay active. There is increasing evidence that our clients who are having treatment for cancer can safely exercise and that exercise can make cancer treatments both more tolerable and more effective.

You will walk away from this workshop with current research evidence on the role of exercise, the types of exercise and exercise modification in the cancer population.

Prue Cormie is a leading researcher in this field. She is committed to improving the health and lives of people with cancer.


This course is open to registered:

  • Division 1 Nurses
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Accredited exercise physiologists (through Exercise and Sports Science Australia)
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Massage therapists with Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)

Note: It is the health professional’s responsibility to ensure that the knowledge acquired in this session is used within their scope of practice.


Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Her track record includes over $2.6 million in competitive research grant funding and approximately 60 refereed publications and book chapters.

A/Prof Cormie’s research program seeks to understand the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer and involves the convergence of exercise science, cancer care and innovation in allied health services. She has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer.

The exercise and cancer Catalyst episode featured much of the work Prue was involved with in her previous position at Edith Cowan University in WA


At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence for the role of exercise in cancer
  • Identify the types of exercise programs that will benefit those that have a cancer diagnosis.
  • Explore the role and modification of exercise programs for the cancer related lymphoedema population

Registration fee

The registration fee includes:

      • Course material for the session
      • Afternoon tea

Expression of interest

Workshop locations will be organised depending on demand. If you are interested in a workshop in your state, its essential you register your interest. Let you colleagues know about the possibility of these workshops. There are minimum numbers that need to be reached before a workshop will proceed. Fill in the form below to register your interest.

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