Gain knowledge to empower exercising with diabetes or prediabetes
Increase your client and knowledge base by completing courses in diabetes fitness exercise 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 (DES)!
Take all three levels and earn your certificate as a Diabetes Exercise Specialist!
Incudes Level One, Level Two and Level Three “Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes”. Individual course information below or …
Choose Your Ideal Program Based On Your Needs
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. Click Icon for more information.
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. Click Icon for more information.
*Successful Completion of Level 1 is required prior to taking Level 2
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. Click Icon for more information.
*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 prediabetes, 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?