Diabetes and pre-diabetes is increasing at alarming rates; an estimated 39% of women and 33% of men born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime. In African American and Hispanic populations, the incidence of diabetes is expected to be even higher (45 to 53%). Fitness professionals with specialized diabetes training are vital in the effort to prevent and manage diabetes. Both diabetes and pre-diabetes can lead to serious health problems including heart attack, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. Lifestyle changes including exercise and diet are important factors in the treatment of type 1 diabetes as well as the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
This one-day workshop is recommended for all health and fitness professionals who wish to work with the rapidly growing diabetic population and understand complications such as cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease. Gain practical experience using circuit workouts to add variety and fun to workouts for diabetics while addressing key areas of fitness. This course is also recommended for those living with diabetes who want to take charge of their destiny.
Consider Older Adults and Exercise - a 2 day course that addresses the physiological changes and common health problems associated with aging. Contact us at 800.635.7050 to learn more about "back to back" course discounts.
Please contact a Program Coordinator at (800) 635-7050 if you would like to have your course manual shipped to you in advance (a minimum fee of $10.00 would apply). Pre-study in the following areas is encouraged:
- Diabetes: The Scope of the Problem
- How Diabetes is Diagnosed
- The Health Risks of Diabetes
- Causes of Type 1 Diabetes
- Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
- Causes and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
- Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
- Recognizing and Treating Hypoglycemia
- Foot Care
- Dietary Guidelines
- Exercise Guidelines
- Types of Cardiovascular Disease
- Treatments/Interventions for Coronary Artery Disease
- Guidelines for Exercising with Coronary Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Diagnosis and Treatment
- Exercise Guidelines for PAD
- Land-based Circuit Training
The one day Diabetes and Exercise is part of a week long course on Health Conditions and Exercise.
Contact Hours: 7
This course does not include an examination. Students who complete the course receives a Cooper Institute Certificate of Participation.
Continuing Education Credits:
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Tuesday - (Check-in 7:30 am) 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
(C-Notes are not accepted for this one day class.)
Needed Items: Please come dressed in fitness/workout attire. You will need to bring a #2 pencil and notebook paper.