STAR Program® University

STAR Program® University provides comprehensive training in cancer rehabilitation for current and future healthcare professionals who are enrolled in an accredited university or other institution–including allied health students, medical students, physiatry and oncology residents/fellows and others.

STAR Program University courses provide unparalleled training in cancer rehab. These courses enable healthcare professionals in training to advance their knowledge and clinical skills in an exciting and rapidly expanding area of rehabilitation medicine that has many unmet needs. Participants become STAR Clinician® Certified upon successful completion of the STAR Program Certification Course and graduation from an accredited university or other institution—providing an important distinction on their resumes as they enter the healthcare marketplace.

Hospitals and cancer centers throughout the United States recognize the STAR Program certifications as the gold standard in cancer rehabilitation training. Because there is a huge need for skilled clinicians in this field of medicine, new graduates have many excellent career opportunities.

STAR Program University Benefits

  1. Provides a high quality educational experience for participants in evidence-based cancer rehabilitation.
  2. Distinguishes graduates as STAR Clinician Certified–a nationally recognized certification.
  3. Establishes universities and other institutions as leaders in the field of cancer rehabilitation.

Pilot Program

Davenport University’s College of Health Professions in Grand Rapids, Mich., will establish itself as a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation education as the first university in the nation to participate in the STAR Program University pilot program. Nursing students and staff will enroll in the STAR Program Certification Course and will receive training in evidence-based cancer rehabilitation evaluation and treatment practices.