The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute
The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (RMCRI) is an entity of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. Established in 1996, RMCRI’s mission is to relieve suffering, promote self-sufficiency, improve quality of life, and eliminate secondary cancers and cancer recurrence for cancer survivors through prescriptive exercise and evidence-based interventions. The Institute presently is the only facility of its kind in the country and is recognized as a frontrunner in cancer rehabilitation. Research initiatives have produced over 130 national juried presentations and manuscripts culminating in a published textbook. Educational endeavors have resulted in more than 500 undergraduate students trained as cancer exercise specialists and 215 master’s and doctoral graduate students mentored to conduct clinical and basic research in cancer rehabilitation. Additionally, RMCRI hosts international and national educational programs to teach others how to become Cancer Exercise Specialists and how to create and manage cancer rehabilitation centers while also serving the public and private sector as consultants in the implemantation of cancer rehabilitation programs. For nearly two decades, through clinical expertise, research, and an excellence in education, the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute has proven itself a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation and utilizing exercise to attenuate cancer treatment-related symptoms.