Cancer & Exercise Courses

Cancer and Exercise Post-Secondary Courses (Ontario, only) 2018-2019  
InstitutionLocation (city)Faculty/ ProgramCourse TitleCourse descriptionPrerequisitesCourse instructor Semester and YearLevel  
UNIVERSITY (n=11 courses)Legend
Lakehead University Thunder BayKinesiologyKinesiology 5350: Advanced Exercise Prescription Provides the theoretical foundation of advanced exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals and for populations with chronic disease and/or related disorders, including cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders. Advanced training concepts to improve health, fitness, and performance are discussed in relation to client needs.May be taken only by students in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology program.Not specifiedNot specifiedGrad Could not access syllabus to verify cancer as a course topic. 
McMasterHamilton, ONKinesiology KINESIOL 717: Exercise Psychology, Applications to Chronic Disease and Physical DisabilityA seminar course that examines exercise psychology principals as they apply to preventing disease and disability, and promoting well-being in chronically ill populations. Topics include quality of life, disease self-management, and exercise promotion. *No access to course syllabus to see if cancer is one of the chronic conditions discussedKINESIOL 715 / Foundations of Health and Exercise PsychologyS. BrayNot specifiedGrad  
Nipissing UniversityNorth Bay KinesiologyKINE 5036: Behavioral Medicine  Using a bio-psycho-social approach, students will explore the role of health behaviors in the primary prevention and rehabilitation of chronic disease. A special emphasis will be placed on the research and application of behavioral medicine within Northern and rural contexts. *No access to course syllabus to see if cancer is one of the chronic conditions discussedRestricted to students enrolled in the MSc in KinesiologyNot specifiedNot specifiedGrad  
Queen’s UniversityKingstonPublic Health SciencesEPID 817: Foundations of Cancer ControlThis course is intended for graduate students, clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows who are engaged or interested in cancer research. This course will provide students with training in the fundamentals of epidemiologic methods in cancer research and with knowledge of how epidemiology could contribute to better understanding of cancer etiology and control in human populations. The course will focus on concepts and methodological issues central to the conduct of epidemiologic studies of cancer etiology and control. Topics will include:  an introduction to basic epidemiologic concepts, biologic concepts central to the investigation of cancer, study design, clinical epidemiology, and cancer control and prevention.Not specifiedH. RichardsonNot offered in 2018-2019Grad  
University of OttawaOttawaMedicine- Masters in Epidemiology EPI 5213: Chronic Disease Epidemiology Review of the descriptive epidemiology (distribution, trends, risk factors) of the major chronic diseases, with emphasis on circulatory diseases, cancer, injuries, and mental health problems. Approaches to primary and secondary prevention. Lectures, presentations by invited experts, and student presentations.Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedGrad  
University of TorontoSt. George campus, TorontoKinesiology and Physical Education  KPE 426H: Exercise & Cancer SurvivorshipThis course will examine the role of exercise and physical activity in cancer survivorship from a physiological, functional, and psychosocial perspective. The effects of exercise and physical activity on cancer will be studied across the disease continuum, including its role in cancer prevention, disease and treatment related symptom management, post-treatment late-effects, and palliative care. Exercise guidelines, required adaptations, appropriate fitness and outcome assessments for cancer survivors will be discussed. This course will explore contemporary approaches, facilitators, and barriers to exercise integration in clinical care within the context of oncology as well as broader cancer survivorship issues.KPE 220H Psychosocial Development     OR 
PHE 101Y 

PSY 210H
D. Santa MinaWinter 2019Undergrad  
University of TorontoSt. George campus, TorontoKinesiology and Physical Education- Masters of EXS  Special Topics in Exercise OncologyThis course is designed to provide an overview of the role of physical activity in cancer control.  Evidence for the effectiveness of physical activity in coping with treatments, recovery after treatments, and survivorship will be examined. The objectives of the course are to: (1) obtain a basic understanding of cancer including its epidemiology, treatments, and side effects, (2) gain a comprehensive understanding about the role of exercise for cancer survivors during and after treatment, (3) identify the key outcomes and determinants of physical activity, and (4) understand the effects of sedentary behavior for cancer prevention and survivorship. A multidisciplinary perspective will be taken drawing from kinesiology, oncology, epidemiology, psychology, rehabilitation medicine, and health promotion. Each lecture will present an overview of a selected topic within the field of exercise oncology.  Emphasis within the module is, however, on self-directed reading and learning. Course emphasis will be placed on student participation, critiques, presentations, and a final grant proposal.Not specifiedL. TrinhFall 2018Grad  
University of TorontoTorontoKinesiology- Masters of Professional Kinesiology (MPK)Placement: Chronic Disease and Mental HealthMPK students will contribute to the delivery of the U of T Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Kinesiology (S.P.A.R.K.) program with the aim of promoting long-term health through exercise prescription and physical activity participation. In the S.P.A.R.K. program, MPK students are paired one-on-one with an adult with a previous history of cancer or cardiovascular disease for the purpose of assessing exercise needs and developing and delivering an exercise plan. Students are also paired with a U of T student experiencing high stress and/or symptoms of depression and anxiety to develop and deliver a physical activity plan to enhance mental health.Enrolled in MPK programNot specifiedSept. to Mar.Grad  
University of WindsorWindsorKinesiology95-461: Chronic Disease and Exercise Rehabilitation This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of: 1) the physiological processes involved in the development of selected chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer, autoimmune) and disorders (e.g., Huntington’s disease), 2) the risk factors associated with their development and progression, where applicable, and 3) how exercise rehabilitation can be used as a tool for intervention, including past, current and emerging exercise recommendations. Open to 3rd and 4th year Kinesiology majors. Open to non-majors if there is enrolment space.C. McGowanFall 2018Undergrad  
Western UniversityLondonKinesiology KIN 34122B: Exercise for Specific Populations: Chronic Disease Students will learn the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease. Chronic diseases include: metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, cancer. The implications of performing safe/effective exercise prescription and evaluation will be considered. Exercise guidelines will be examined within the context of Professional Kinesiology and clinical practice. *Although this course does not mention cancer though in course outline: Registration in the B.A. Honors Specialization in Professional Kinesiology.M. MitchellWinter, 2019Undergrad  
York UniversityTorontoKinesiology and Health Studies HH/KINE 4900: Exercise Therapy for Chronic DiseasesAn overview of the use of exercise and physical activity in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of chronic diseases and disabilities. HH/KINE 4010 – Exercise Physiology Not specifiedFall 2018Undergrad  
COLLEGES (n=3 courses)  
Fanshawe CollegeLondonFitness and Health PromotionPHRE-3044: Exercise for Special PopulationsBy using both lecture, small group discussion and laboratory experience this course prepares students to prescribe safe and effective exercise programs for a number of special populations including: individuals with a disability, children and youth, pre- and post-natal, older adults and chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Students will also learn about potential additional barriers often faced and how to guide inclusive physical activity.Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedCollege   
Humber CollegeTorontoExercise science and lifestyle management ESCI 5552:Therapeutic Exercise: Special PopulationsIn this course, students deconstruct the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for working with clients with special needs and/or health concerns. Students identify health conditions that influence exercise program development and analyze and modify fitness assessment and exercise program variables in order to meet the needs of these specific patient populations.Not specified No specifiedWinter 2019College   
Niagra College Niagra on the lakeExercise sciencePHLT9211P: Exercise Prescription for Special PopulationsIn this course the student will analyze a variety of specific conditions afflicting differing populations. This course will enable students to understand the precautions and contraindications to exercise for clients with a specific issue. In addition, the student will learn how to design and progress an appropriate program for a client who has one of the following conditions: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Metabolic, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cancer, Vision, and Hearing Impairment.Not specified No specifiedWinter 2019College