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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - Exercise Specialist earns specialty certification for working with cancer patients and survivors

VINELAND, NJ (March 10) – BrittanyRaupBrittany Raup, an exercise specialist with South Jersey Healthcare’s Fitness Connection recently earned certification as a cancer exercise trainer through the American Cancer Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. To earn this certification, Raup had to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to work with cancer patients and cancer survivors who are referred to the Fitness Connection.

Raup, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Fitness Management and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a health fitness specialist, will also coordinate the Fitness Connection’s new Physician Referred Exercise Program (PREP). This exercise program will meet the needs of many special populations as well as sedentary individuals and beginning exercisers. The PREP program is scheduled to open this spring.

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.