American Council on Exercise (ACE)


Diabetes Prevention Coaching


Expand Your Impact, Increase Your Income by Coaching Lifestyle-change Strategies to Fight the Diabetes Epidemic
Prediabetes and the subsequent development of type 2 diabetes are among the greatest health risks of our time. More than 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and another 84 million suffer from prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Clinicians, insurance providers and health officials can?t solve this problem on their own?they need the help of exercise professionals and health coaches like you who have expertise in implementing lifestyle behavior-change strategies to prevent disease.
If you are looking to make a difference in the fight against diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Coaching course is for you. This course reinforces your knowledge about healthy habits and equips you to coach clients through evidence-based disease-prevention strategies that use a comprehensive approach, including physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle behavior change. You will learn how to apply behavior-change coaching methods through realistic coaching scenarios. Upon completion of this course, you will become well prepared to create and deliver diabetes prevention strategies, increasing your earning potential and expanding your impact by serving the growing number of people coping with, or at risk, for diabetes. 
This interactive, engaging course is led by board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, FACSM, nurse practitioner Beth Read, MS, FNP-BC, and health and fitness expert Chet Zelasko, PhD. This course features a new handbook that walks you through the process of becoming a diabetes prevention coach and provides the information, tools and training needed to have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of affected individuals. 
Career Outlook
The Diabetes Prevention Coaching course offers a new path forward in your career?a path that includes the potential to boost your income and make a significant impact on the health of the many individuals affected by the epidemic of prediabetes. In fact, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 90% of people with prediabetes are unaware that they have the condition. Armed with the information and skills contained in the course, you will discover new opportunities to grow your career and become a go-to resource for clients. This expertise in diabetes prevention will also allow you to connect with the healthcare community to form a united front in the crucial battle against diabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

You will learn:

The causes, consequences and treatments for prediabetes?especially those that include nutrition and activity-based lifestyle changes

How to identify an individual?s readiness to make healthy changes and how to use appropriate coaching strategies for each ?readiness? stage

How to develop nutrition- and activity-based lifestyle-change programs for individuals at risk for diabetes while staying within your professional scope of practice


LLP Category:

Course - Online / Distance

Suitable For:

Fitness Instructor (EQF L3), Group Fitness Instructor (EQF L3)

Learning Type:

LLP Category 1

Learning Hours:




Each of the six online, self-study modules contains a quiz at the end. A passing grade of 70% or better signifies successful completion of each module's quiz. Participants may attempt the quizzes as many times as needed to pass. Successful completion of all six modules grants the participant a certificate of completion for the Diabetes Prevention Coaching course. 


Web based 'online' learning