Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes
Level 1: Overview/Beginner
This course is sold off-site by Fitness Learning Systems (FLS).
Author: Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM
This foundational Level 1 course gives certified personal trainers (CPT) a greater knowledge and understanding of how to work with clients with diabetes or prediabetes, who may have health complications that must be managed for them to train safely and effectively. The program allows trainers to master the basics about being 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. CPTs need this information to work with these clients, which is one in three Americans currently.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Master the basics about diabetes, including the types and potential health complications.
- Learn more about usual responses to physical activity in people with diabetes or prediabetes.
- Be able to effectively create a training routine for your diabetes clients that will keep them performing optimally and free of injury.
- Understand the basics of working with overweight or obese and older clients with diabetes or prediabetes.
- Course Text (Download PDF)
- 8 online videos
- 50 Question Multiple Choice Online Exam (75% or better required to pass exam)
Education Level: Beginner
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit. This course has been approved to provide:
|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 & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)|
|6.0||International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)|
|3.0||National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)|
|6.0||National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)|
|6.0||Sara’s City Workout (SCW)|