The Lifestyle Coach’s ability to support participants, provide guidance, and facilitate group dynamics is key to the success of the evidence-based National DPP lifestyle change program.
What is a Lifestyle Coach?
Lifestyle Coaches are trained facilitators who lead groups of participants through the year-long lifestyle change program.
Who Should be a Lifestyle Coach?
Lifestyle Coaches do not need to be health care professionals, or have a background in diabetes, nutrition, or physical activity. Lifestyle Coaches DO need to possess strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills, because the success of the lifestyle change program relies heavily on the dynamics between the Lifestyle Coach and the participants working together as a group.
The Lifestyle Coach responsibilities include:
Why Should Lifestyle Coaches be Trained?
Proper training ensures that the critical elements of the program are delivered as designed, in order to give participants the tools they need to adopt life-long habits.
The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University hosts Lifestyle Coach Trainings in convenient locations around the country.
This interactive 2-day training provides Lifestyle Coaches with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to successfully facilitate the lifestyle change program.
DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training:
Features an interactive, small group format with hands-on practice in group facilitation techniques
Includes detailed review of the year-long National DPP curriculum, developed by CDC in collaboration with DTTAC
Includes the most up-to-date information on the CDC recognition process and the national program
Offers continuing education credits for dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and nurses.
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The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University has launched a new program to train Master Trainers for organizations that are delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
DTTAC is training and preparing highly-qualified individuals to serve as Master Trainers Select, who can provide Lifestyle Coach Training within their organization and its partners. This will allow for greater sustainability within large organizations and systems that are delivering the National DPP lifestyle change program, while maintaining a high standard of quality.
Qualified candidates for the Master Trainer Select program will have completed formal Lifestyle Coach Training and have direct experience delivering the lifestyle change program. If you are interested in becoming a Master Trainer Select, your first step is to complete DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training and begin leading a group through the year-long lifestyle change program.