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OAC-Certified Training for Holistic Cancer Support

Learn how to tailor exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors, focusing on their unique needs and earn CME credits. Apply to become an OAC Trainer today. Join us in making a difference.

Earn 60 CME Credits


In today's dynamic landscape, sport clubs and diverse professionals, including trainers, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, doctors, mountain guides, and hiking guides, increasingly support clients affected by cancer. The growing population of cancer survivors in Germany and Europe underscores the need for professionals and organisations to adapt their services to accommodate the unique needs of this community.Our OAC-certified training ensures participants can address individual needs during interactions with cancer patients and survivors. With a hands-on mentality, the program covers medical knowledge, safety protocols, legal considerations, psychology, nutrition, and specific support techniques in three self-learning units, enhancing expertise through integrated case studies and exercises.

Your OAC Training Certification
will allow you to:

  • Advance your career or upgrade your offers as a sports club: Enhance your professional profile and open up new opportunities with the OAC-certified training, showcasing your dedication to specialized and impactful training.

  • Competently support your clients/patients: Gain expertise in exercise, nutrition, psychoeducation, and medicine for effective support while building confidence in addressing the unique needs of cancer patients and survivors.

  • Earn an internationally recognized certification: Upon successful completion, receive 60 CME Credits. Expand your impact as this certification is globally acknowledged.

  • Be part of a global network: Join OAC-instructors across the globe and become a positive influence in your community by actively promoting health, well-being, and outdoor activities as essential components of a cancer survivor's journey. Embrace the role of an ambassador, carrying out OAC's mission in your community through offers and events for those affected by cancer.

  • Actively contribute to global cancer initiatives: Contribute to worldwide health efforts, aligning with WHO and EU health initiatives. Support global public health and primary prevention endeavors. Participate in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and contribute to National Cancer Plans on a global scale.

Take a look at what is inside

The training is composed of three self-learning units with reading materials and supplementary videos that are designed to give you the confidence in both the theoretical knowledge and practical application of helping cancer patients and survivors in their health journey.After completing each unit, a written exam will assess your knowledge. Don't worry, if you don't pass on the first try, you will have the opportunity to practice and try again. You can always reach out to us with any questions or concerns.The final exam for the OAC Training is conducted online, requiring participants to submit an exam video as part of the assessment process.

Self Learning Unit 1Cancer from a Scientific Perspective

  • Scientific and medical exploration of cancer

  • Building confidence in discussing cancer with affected individuals and their families

  • Alleviating fears related to the topic

  • Overview of OAC developments from 2015 to present

  • Talks on medical subjects

  • In-depth resources in the OAC Training Manual

Self Learning Unit 2Side Effects, Nutrition, and Law

  • Focus on side effects, nutrition, and legal aspects of cancer

  • Dense, scientifically sound information

  • Dispelling myths and building a solid foundation

  • Bolstering confidence in client interactions

  • Resources: OAC Training Manual, supplementary documents, and expert talks

Self Learning Unit 3Sport and Cancer: Sports Science, Exercise Theory, Physiotherapy, and Practical Implementation

  • Exploration of sports and cancer intersection

  • Sports science, exercise theory, physiotherapy, and practical implementation

  • Addressing questions on exercise benefits, mechanisms, recommended levels, and intensities

  • Incorporating psycho-education and resilience-building strategies

  • Resources: OAC Training Manual, supplementary documents, and expert talks


OAC is a Dynamic Force Redefining Global Health

Originally rooted in cancer education, our commitment now spans various non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Our approach revolves around the four pillars of a healthy lifestyle: (1) Physical Activity and Outdoor Sports, (2) Balanced Nutrition, (3) Sustainability & Nature, and (4) Physical & Mental Well-Being. We drive action through EU co-financed projects, promoting disease prevention, health, and awareness. Our unwavering commitment to knowledge transfer seeks to make health a universal human right, transcending borders.Join us in shaping a healthier, connected world.Become an OAC trainer.

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Who is this training for?

This training is designed for anyone supporting cancer patients and survivors in their health journey including sport clubs, trainers, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, doctors, mountain guides, and hiking guides.But it is also for anyone seeking valuable insights, enhanced understanding, personal growth as well as knowledge and tools for effective assistance in the cancer journey, including cancer patients, their family members, and friends.

How much does it cost?

The OAC internationally recognised training costs 660 €**, including all teaching material, intermediate exams (SL1-SL3), final exam. There are no hidden costs such as examination fees.Special prices apply for associations with multiple participants such as sports clubs. Send us a message at [email protected] for a tailored offer.

How was this training created?

This OAC Training was created in cooperation with the EU Project "OAC: My Goal" funded by the European Union and in close cooperation with specialists from the fields of sports science, oncology, medicine, physiotherapy, psycho-education and nutrition. Erasmus+ Sport program – Collaborative partnership – Project Reference Number: 603021-EPP-1-2018-1-DE-SPO-SCPThe contents of this training course are designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants.

How do I apply?

Please fill out the form in its entirety. You will be asked to submit a 3-5 minute video. This helps us identify top-notch trainers committed to aiding cancer survivors' fitness journeys. No need to overthink it – we're looking for authenticity and a first impression of your passion for this cause.After you submit, we will review your application. This can take up to 48 hours.*Once your application is approved, WELCOME! You can start learning right away.* If you do not hear back from us within a week, please reach out to us at [email protected]

How long is the training?

While we recommend a three-month timeline, the actual duration depends on how much time you will be able to dedicate to the training, allowing you to customise your learning journey based on your unique pace and commitments.Enjoy complete flexibility. The modern, digital study material allows you to learn from anywhere and anytime. All you need is an internet connection.