6.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
6.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
6.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.6 Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
1.0 Canfitpro (Note: All 3 Levels total 4CECs for the Diabetes Exercise Specialist Certification)
6.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
3.0 National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
6.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
6.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
6.0 Sara’s City Workout(SCW)
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, Fitness Professionals will learn more about the best technologies to use to train clients with diabetes and prediabetes. 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.
1. Course Text (Download PDF)
2. 7 online videos
3. 50 Question Multiple Choice Online Exam (80% or better required to pass exam)
1. Master the basics about gestational diabetes, as well as specific concerns related to working with female clients.
2. Learn more about the effects of insulin on exercise, food and caffeine.
3. Be able to help clients with diabetes troubleshoot their performance and optimize their exercise training.
4. Fully understand the best technology and apps to use for clients with diabetes and prediabetes.
Part 1: Diabetes overview: key terms, diabetes and prediabetes basics, when to get a checkup first
Part 2: Motion overview: physiology basics, hormonal responses, exercise energy systems
Part 3: Diabetes motion training: cardio, resistance, flexibility, core, and balance training basics
Part 4: Diabetes motion basics: blood glucose monitoring, oral medications, injected (non-insulin) meds, medication exercise effects, effects of food, supplements (amino acids, and creatine), injuries
Part 5: Diabetes motion specifics: meters and continuous monitors, normal responses, how motion factors affect blood glucose, adjusting exercise food intake, adjusting meds and insulin for exercise, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia
Part 6: Special considerations: health complications overview, overweight or obese clients, older clients
Part 7: Motion motivation: why people stop exercising, motivational interviewing, overcoming exercise barriers (quiz), effective goal setting
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. Her articles, blogs, videos, and more are available on her websites at www.shericolberg.com and www.diabetesmotion.com. More courses and training programs can be accessed through Diabetes Motion Academy (www.dmacademy.com).
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.