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Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes
Specialist Certificate Program (All Modules)


Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes
Specialist Certificate Program (All Modules)


This course is sold off-site by Fitness Learning Systems (FLS).

NOTE: This is the complete specialization course, and is the most cost-effective way to complete the specialization program. You may, however, purchase the individual modules and complete them separately. The Levels are sold separately for $149 each. Click here to find the individual modules

Author: Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM

Course Description:
Gain more clients with elite Diabetes Motion Academy credentials and have a supreme advantage over other fitness professionals in working with diabetes or prediabetes. Also, earn continuing education credits to apply toward your certified personal trainer or fitness/health certification while becoming a in-demand fitness professional in your field.

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*Please see individual course product pages to see Course Objectives.

Course 1: Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes Level 1: Overview/Beginner (6 Hours)

This foundational course gives CPTs 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 Level 1 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.

Course 2: Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes Level 2: Intermediate (6 Hours)

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. This level takes it up a notch!

Course 3: Working with Clients with Diabetes or Prediabetes Level 3: Advanced/Expert (6 Hours)

This advanced course gives CPTs 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. Trainers at this level will be in demand by clients with diabetes.

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Prerequisites Recommended: Approved (accredited) Health/Fitness Certification or Licensure, or related Higher Education Degree in related field.

Continuing Education: Credit is included in the price of this specialist certificate program. Successful completion of all three courses and course quizzes is required to receive continuing education for each course, and to be awarded the Specialist Training Certificate of Completion. The three courses together are approved for the following CE credit:

18.0     AAAI-ISMA
18.0     American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
18.0     American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
PEND     Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
PEND     Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution (ATRI)
18.0     International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
PEND     National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
18.0     National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
18.0     Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
18.0     YMCA
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