Once you have completed your studies as a Platinum Fitness Trainer you will need to complete 20 hours of continuing improvement points for MMISS re-certification. One point is classified as 1 hour of education. We have many continuing education courses available. Mark McGaw former Australian Rugby League Player and workplace assessor will be your mentor. Enquire now for more information on any of the programs.
Varying degrees of exercise before, during and after cancer treatments can help survivors feel better, live healthier and longer lives.
Getting started in this specialized field of diet, exercise and relaxation techniques requires an understanding of the various cancers, the treatments, medications and the side effects. Not all patients should exercise, but many can and cancer doctors encourage it. As individuals or in groups, fitness and healthcare professionals are the experts to direct cancer therapy programs. Exercise becomes the focus, health (rather than sickness) the goal. It acts as an energizer, can help stabilize weight and improve the patients mood. Fitness professionals can learn how to work with this highly rewarding specialized need group through the Cancer Fit-CARE certification programs.
Cancer Fit-CARE Program
The hallmark of our education business is the Cancer Fit-CAREprogram, which details the role of exercise, nutrition, mind-body medicine and the marketing of cancer wellness programs within the wellness industry. Cancer Fit-CARE was created in 1999, now in it’s Sixth Edition, this certification program is one of the nation’s top medically-based wellness education programs. It includes the Fit-CARE manual, online education modules and CD with presentations for instructors. The Certification Exam and return instructions are emailed directly to you.
From research to clinical practice, health club programs to national workshops, MedHealthFit has promoted wellness as an integral part of the standard of care for cancer recovery. With our latest edition of Cancer Fit-CARE, and our value-added programs with Step One Health and the Cancer Fit-CARE Coaching program, we are entering into a new era in exercise for cancer care.
Our mission is to bring cancer wellness exercise and nutrition standards of care programs to the forefront of the health and fitness industry.
Cancer Fit-CARE Coaching
Professionals who are interested in more client referrals and working with clients independent of a club setting should consider lifestyle interventions coaching. For instructors who wish to work one-on-one or in the group setting with patients outside of the club setting (via phone and skype), we offer Cancer Fit-CARE Coaching, a comprehensive supportive care program that provides a personal intervention approach to successful recovery care using exercise and nutrition. This coaching program will help those living with cancer take an active role in achieving a healthier body and strong immune system.
Cancer Fit-CARE Coaching incorporates the strength of independent lab testing through our affiliate partner – StepOne Health (steponehealth.com) and incorporates specific nutritional supplements based on lab results. It is a comprehensive approach that uses exercise, nutrition and personal intervention to increase the odds of long-term survivorship of cancer survivors. Those living with cancer can take an active role in achieving a healthier body and strong immune system through the Fit-CARE personal intervention program.
Exercise Medicine & Working Well Post Rehab Programs
Certification may be the next best step for your career — consider the benefit of knowing how to work with any number of clients with medical conditions. Cancer survivors, diabetic or pre-diabetic, seniors, arthritis, and other conditions benefit from exercise. Health insurance providers encourage self-care in conjunction with medical services, and there’s a growing need for health and fitness professionals to offer exercise therapy and wellness as part of the continuum of care.
The evolution of post-rehabilitative exercise marks the beginning of the integration of exercise with medicine. Our comprehensive course — Exercise Medicine, is a thorough, well researched and documented publication that details exercise programming for over 25 medical conditions. This course incorporates the best of strength training, exercise progression, exercise physiology, and blends them with the basics of physical assessment and laboratory testing.
Progressive exercise used in a medical situation will show improvements in blood lab values independent of medical procedures alone. According to industry leader Jason Conviser, PhD — there is not one cardiovascular illness or behavioral condition that does not benefit from a properly prescribed exercise program. Exercise Medicine allows fitness professionals to learn the elements of medicine and begin to apply exercise principles with referred patients.
MedHealthFit saw the need to combine aspects of clinical exercise, worker’s compensation and the health and fitness industry. Often employees who are injured on the job are referred to a worker’s compensation physician, who may prescribe a drug and in some instances, refer to physical therapy. Physical fitness is rarely assessed.
Working Well looks at the big picture and considers the entire physical well being of an employee, not just the area of injury.The research is clear – those who are fit are more productive, have fewer accidents and in general are more productive employees. Working Well incorporates on-the-job-exercise and stretching programs that reduce the likelihood of injuries. Working Well has a direct relationship to specific reimbursement for these unique fitness programs.
The Working Well Program is geared for health professionals that would like to contract with manufacturing and labor companies to promote exercise at their facilities. The program spells out information regarding return to work restrictions, physician recommendations and other aspects of job performance which exercise may play an important role. Part of the Working Well education module package are regular information video updates from the worker’s compensation field.
Wellness at Home
The Benefits of Incorporating Exercise and Elder Care
As our nation ages, the home healthcare industry takes on the burden of care for our elderly. Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals lack the basic knowledge of sound nutrition, ergonomics, movement and fitness programming for specific populations. These include cancer in the elderly, diabetes and even “brain fitness,” (memory and decision making) all of which benefit from movement and exercise. Our reimbursement PPT even details wellness reimbursement as part of the Case-Mix package for home care services. The @HOME Wellness Series is the only program designed to serve the home care industry on the market.
The Wellness @HOME Program includes the Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit DVD – a 24 minute training program that will guide seniors with little or no exercise experience to perform basic movements using a chair, balance points and stretches. It is a great introduction to the benefits of exercise.
Cycling is on the rise, teaching the rules of the road is the smart road to follow.
As more people are choosing to ride their bikes — to work, school and around town, there is an increased risk for accidents. Bicycling as a mode of transportation — from purchase through the life span of the bike, safety needs to be brought to the forefront. Bike Safe is a consumer course that will lay the foundation for safe biking for all cyclist — from young to old. With almost 18 million bikes sold in the U.S. each year and a 40% increase in commuting by bike, there is a need to have safety information available to learn the rules of the road. This course is perfect for students of all ages and employees of businesses and institutions that encourage biking to work or offer “commuter bikes” to get around a large work campus.
After completing a short online exam, students will receive a certificate of completion. This program (similar to CPR or safe driving courses) teaches cyclists how to bicycle safely. For kids — it helps reinforce the notion that a bicycle is more than a toy — it’s their first mode of transportation.
One of the fastest growth areas of the health industry is patient-centered blood labs.
Now Available to Health & Wellness Pros
More than 80% of all medical decisions are based on blood lab results. Companies outside the traditional medical circle now offer online access to Health-blood Labs — and they do not require a physician referral. MedHealthFit has partnered with StepOne Health, to make Health-blood Labs available to health coaches, fitness trainers and allied health professionals. We are working with a number of organizations to expand this highly informative aspect of modern health and fitness care.
The ability to acquire a self-referred blood Lab is a huge step forward for patient-centered exercise programming, diet and nutrition planning and the ability to accurately track the results. It’s a true evidence-based program.
Health, wellness and fitness professionals are required to understand blood Lab test results. Armed with the specific test results, this unique knowledge is power! The power to create a custom, result-driven program for each patient-client.
In 2016, Medical Health & Fitness introduced the Blood Lab Wellness Specialist Certification Course to help those in the health, wellness and fitness world learn to read and understand blood Lab specifics. This certification program breaks down:
- General and specific blood lab tests (chem panels, CBC tests, hormone panels, lipid profiles)
- Tests for medical conditions and sports performance markers
- Information on vitamins and mineral levels and ties these test results with overall health status
- Blood lab reports — learn what the “ranges” mean to the individual tested and compare with the national average
- The referral fee — health professionals who work with MHF and StepOne Health receive blood lab referral commissions.
Become a Platinum Fitness Professional in 3 Easy Steps
Why Study with Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science
MMISS has highly comprehensive courses and are renown in the industry as one of the highest standards of fitness trainers in Australia.
Why is MMISS an industry leader?
- The most comprehensive course available
- The mentor is the owner of the business. Mark McGaw has 20 years as a lecturer and assessor and has been a professional athlete at the highest level (Australian Rugby League representative)
- Mark McGaw was the first to bring distance education into Australia
- Interactive online learning
- Quality and unlimited technical support by Mark McGaw
Unlimited Support is given through Phone, email, face to face, Skype, and blog/forum
Technical Support for the courses can be utilised by several methods. You may use one or all methods (listed to the left) to give you the best experience for success during your studies.
One way to identify a method or methods that may best suit you, is to remember back to your school days and what methods of learning you found most rewarding. If you enjoyed a particular way of study and use it again, then most likely you will stick with the Fitness and Personal Training course.
Our fully qualified fitness workplace assessors will always be on hand to help. No question is too hard and we understand you may feel embarrassed to ask the really easy questions. We are happy to help so that any roadblocks can be overcome for the full comprehension of the unit.
You may also ask questions on the blog so other students and staff can answer for all to see.
This method of technical support is quick and effective. The turn around for a response in most cases is the same day. If your workplace assessor does not return your email then there may be up to a 48 hour response. If a response has not been given by the next day, please resend the email as we pride ourselves on same day help. A call to us on 02 9692 0455 to let us know a support email has been sent will ensure another workplace assessor can take this support request if the assigned mentor is in lectures.
Just call us on 02 9692 0455 to organise face to face time with a Fitness Workplace Assessor for one on one support. You must have all the questions in order and ready to go before the meeting so time effective responses are maintained. Another option is for the student wishing to travel to our office/gymnasium at Pyrmont and spend a day or a few hours practicing exercise techniques and sitting and studying on site with other students.
This requires the student to:
1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a phone meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.
2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go.
This requires the student to:
1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a Skype meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and the Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.
2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go