Breast Cancer PD: A professional development course for exercise specialists

Breast Cancer PD is a professional development course developed and delivered by Associate Professor Prue Cormie. The course is based on the latest scientific evidence and extensive clinical experience in delivering best practice care to women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer PD aims to enhance your practice by equipping you with the theoretical and applied knowledge required to maximise outcomes for your patients through exercise. A video introduction to Breast Cancer PD is available here:

The Breast Cancer PD website can be accessed here:

Presented by Associate Professor Prue Cormie, PhD, AEP:
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. She is a Principal Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University and holds Honorary Exercise Physiologist positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Austin Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital. A/Prof Cormie is international recognized for her work exploring the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Her track record includes over $9 million in competitive research grant funding, over 70 refereed publications and book chapters and over 150 invited presentations including a TED talk. She has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. The quality of her work has been recognised with awards including the Young Tall Poppy of the Year Science Award and the ESSA Women in Leadership Award. A/Prof Cormie is the inaugural Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Exercise Cancer Group and leads the Exercise and Sports Science Australia Cancer Special Interest Group. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer. Profile available here: 

Feedback from EPs who have completed Breast Cancer PD:
100% of the people who have completed Breast Cancer PD have reported they will put their learning from the course into use and that they would recommend it to other exercise specialists.
“The most comprehensive professional development course I have attended”
“I recommend EVERYONE who is working in exercise oncology do this course”
“Amazing value”
“Everything was fantastic”
“I really liked the combination of online and face-to-face learning.”
“The knowledge shared and the open discussion was great”
“I highly recommend this course, it was excellent”
“Loved the learning materials available in the modules and the round table discussion in the workshop.”
“Excellently presented”
“The practical application of the theory learnt in the online lectures was a highlight”
“I got a lot from this course and felt comfortable asking any question I had”
“I have attended almost all of the ESSA endorsed exercise oncology professional development courses to date. The Breast PD course is the most comprehensive and relevant to exercise and oncology practices by some distance and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to work with breast cancer patients.”
Course Schedule

Online: Ongoing

Practical Workshops: Face to face workshops are delivered in major cities nationally throughout the year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to schedule any workshops at this time. We will recommence the face-to-face component of the course ASAP. Please note that the online component of the course is available now and can be paid for separately. 

Melbourne: To be scheduled
Sydney: To be scheduled
Brisbane: To be scheduled
Adelaide: To be scheduled
Perth: To be scheduled
Dedicated group workshops and other locations may be available on request (pending enrolment numbers). Please contact to discuss.  
Online Course: 9.5
Online Course + Practical Workshop: 13.5

Breast Cancer PD Online Course: $550
Breast Cancer PD Online Course + Practical Workshop: $750
Student Discount: -$100

To enrol for Breast Cancer PD please register here:

Contact details
For more information or to enrol, please contact the provider using the below details:

Associate Professor Prue Cormie
Ph: (03) 9230 8268