Gain knowledge to empower exercising with diabetes or prediabetes

Increase your client and knowledge base by completing courses in diabetes and earn approved continuing education (CE) credits! One in three Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes, and these conditions require special precautions during exercise training to avoid injuries.

Do yourself and your clients a favor and reach the summit of knowledge by becoming one of an elite class of certified personal trainers and fitness professionals. 

This 3 Level program contains all the information you need to become a Diabetes Exercise Specialist!

Take all three levels and earn your certificate as a Diabetes Exercise Specialist!

Choose Your Ideal Program Based On Your Needs


Level 1 (Beginner):

Master the basics for working with clients who are physically active with diabetes or prediabetes, including types of training that are appropriate and critical, injury prevention, blood glucose monitoring, medication basics (and exercise effects), complications, exercise motivation, and more.

Level 2 (Intermediate)*:

Level 2 covers more on insulin resistance, interval and other key types of training, oral medications, food effects on activity, avoiding hypoglycemia, diabetes health complications, medication weight gain and loss, youth with diabetes, latest training trends, and overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion with effective goal-setting and technology use.
*Successful Completion of Level 1 is required prior to taking Level 2

Level 3 (Advanced)*:

Level 3 gives Certified Personal Trainers and other Fitness Professionals the knowledge to work clients with any type of diabetes/pre-diabetes. Level 3 covers final topics of diabetes, including gestational diabetes and other concerns. There is more information about the types of insulin people with type 1 diabetes use (and well as many with type 2 and gestational diabetes) and how to help dedicated athletes troubleshoot their performance issues. Finally, CPTs will learn more about the best technologies to use to train clients with diabetes and prediabetes.
*Successful Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 is required prior to taking Level 3

On the successful completion of Levels 1 through 3 the certificate of Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES) will be provided.

With nearly 33% of Canadians living with Diabetes or pre-diabetes,
all Certified Personal Trainers and Group Instructors need this information to train these clients!

Whether you or someone you’re guiding is new to exercise or already a fitness buff, diabetes can get in the way of being active. This course will guide you to information designed to help you master the facts about what to do, how to do it and how to manage diabetes safely and effectively for exercise and physical activity of all types.

Isn’t it about time that you aim for the next level of knowledge and set yourself apart from all the other instructors?

BONUS MATERIALS

Convenient Online Program

There has never been a better time to learn something new! Our Diabetes Exercise courses have been specifically created for those who want to upgrade their skills and learn valuable knowledge that is applicable to their business and lives right away!

Check Out Our Resource Library

We have provided you with a resource library with lots of continuing education topics as well as forms that can be downloaded and printed off!

OUR MEDICAL EXERCISE COURSES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?

This course will help you build a business around a niche market! Increase your client and knowledge base by completing courses in diabetes and earn approved continuing education (CE) credits! One in three Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes, and these conditions require special precautions during exercise training to avoid injuries.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS COURSE?

There are 3 levels to this course ranging from Beginner to Advanced.

On the successful completion of Level 3 (and the preceding Level 1 and Level 2 courses) the certification of Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES) will be provided.

Level 1: Begin your journey….
Course Description:
Master the basics for working with clients who are physically active with diabetes or prediabetes, including types of training that are appropriate and critical, injury prevention, blood glucose monitoring, medication basics (and exercise effects), complications, exercise motivation, and more.
All certified personal trainers need this information to train these clients.

Level 2: Continue the Climb …..
*Successful Completion of Level 1 is required prior to taking Level 2
Course Description:
This intermediate course covers more on insulin resistance, interval and other key types of training, oral medications, food effects on activity, avoiding hypoglycemia, diabetes health complications, medication weight gain and loss, youth with diabetes, latest training trends, and overcoming specific and diabetes-related barriers to motion with effective goal-setting and technology use.

Level 3: Reach the Summit of Knowledge….
*Successful Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 is required prior to taking Level 3
Course Description:
This advanced course gives Certified Personal Trainers and other Fitness Professionals the Summit of Knowledge on working with clients with any type of diabetes or with prediabetes. It covers the final topics related to diabetes and prediabetes, including gestational diabetes and other concerns related to working with female clients. There is more information about the types of insulin people with type 1 diabetes use (and well as many with type 2 and gestational diabetes) and how to help dedicated athletes troubleshoot their performance issues. Finally, CPTs will learn more about the best technologies to use to train clients with diabetes and prediabetes.

WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS ONLINE PROGRAM?

Whether you take this program for your edification or for professional reasons, you will reap the benefits. Professionally, the program is an adjunct to any existing career in fitness or health. The knowledge you learn will add substance and additional earnings to your practice, expanding your practice and increasing your clientele.

With nearly 33% of Canadians living with Diabetes or pre-diabetes,
all Certified Personal Trainers and Group Instructors need this information to train these clients!

Isn’t it about time that you aim for the next level of knowledge and set yourself apart from all the other instructors?

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

At the moment you can pay for each level of the course, 1 through 3, separately or bundle all three together to receive a bundle discount.

CAN I EARN CEUs FOR TAKING THIS COURSE?

Yes, it has been recognized by several organizations for CECs and CEUs and the list of continuing to grow. We can also provide you with a petition letter to submit to your organization.

Currently Recognized by:

18.0  AAAI-ISMA
18.0  American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
18.0  American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
18.0  Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
1.8    Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
4.0   Canfitpro (Note: All 3 Levels total 4 CECs for the Diabetes Exercise Specialist Certification)
18.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
9.0   National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
18.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
18.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
18.0 Sara’s City Workout(SCW)
18.0 YMCA

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SHERI COLBERG
PhD, FACSM

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA). In 2016, she was honored with the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health, as well as numerous books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, The Science of Staying Young, The Diabetes Breakthrough, Diabetes and Keeping Fit for Dummies., and The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes.

A distinguished graduate of Stanford University (B.A.), University of California, Davis (M.A.), and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), she consults for the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as working closely with the American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on diabetes-related topics and projects. With well over 50 years of personal experience as an exerciser living well with type 1 diabetes, she enjoys working out regularly on conditioning machines, swimming, biking, walking, weight training, and hiking with her husband in coastal California.

Her articles, blogs, videos, and more are available on her websites at www.shericolberg.com and www.diabetesmotion.com.

SheriColberg

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