This 3 course Bundle contains the three Levels you need to become a Diabetes Exercise Specialist (DES)!

Level 1: Begin your journey....

Master the basics for working with clients who are 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.

Level 2: Continue the Climb …..

*Successful Completion of Level 1 is required prior to taking Level 2

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.

Level 3: Reach the Summit of Knowledge....

*Successful Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 is required prior to taking Level 3

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, CPTs 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.

Nearly 33% of Canadians are living with Diabetes or Prediabetes!!!. All Fitness Professional should have this course information to train these clients.

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Approved for


18.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

18.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)

18.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

1.8  Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)

4.0 Canfitpro (Note: All 3 Levels total 4 CECs for the Diabetes Exercise Specialist Certification)

18.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

9.0 National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

18.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)

18.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)

18.0 Sara’s City Workout(SCW)

18.0 YMCA

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

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.

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.

Diabetes Exercise Specialist Bundle including Levels 1/2/3

Courses in in this Diabetes Exercise Specialist Bundle include Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. See below for Course and Curriculum details.

Begin Your Journey...

Continue Your Journey...

Reach The Summit...