BEAT IT: Physical Activity & Lifestyle Program
About the BEAT IT Trainer course
BEAT IT – Trainer is an evidence-based program for exercise physiologists, exercise scientists and other exercise professionals. It is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver safe and effective group-based physical activity and lifestyle programs for people who may be overweight and/or obese, and living with or are at risk of diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions.
This course has been developed as a two part education and training program for exercise professionals to become registered BEAT IT Trainers. After completing these training modules, you will have the knowledge to be able to safely develop programs that suit these groups.
A total of 18 CPD points are available from ESSA upon completion of this course.
Part 1: Diabetes and Exercise online learning program
Delivery mode: online – 12 hours
This online learning program provides you with extensive knowledge of how to ensure exercise prescription is safe and effective for people living with diabetes. Topics include:
Overview of the current chronic disease burden in Australia
Exercise guidelines for chronic disease
Diabetes and associated acute, chronic and musculoskeletal complications
Diabetes and exercise considerations
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Nutrition guidelines for exercise and chronic disease
Once successfully completed, you become eligible to undertake additional face to face training to become a registered facilitator of the BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program.
Part 2: BEAT IT Trainer face-to-face session
Following on from the online program, you can complete this face to face interactive training day that provides you with all the materials, content and support to initiate and run BEAT IT group physical activity programs. The training will cover:
Diabetes and the BEAT IT program
Consultations and exercise assessments
Practical case studies
On successful completion, you will be a registered BEAT IT Trainer and have access to prospective clients, ongoing support and resources from Diabetes Qualified.
Delivery mode: face to face – one day
Once both courses are successfully completed, you will be accredited for 2 years as a BEAT Trainer, and we will provide you with 24 months of support including:
Assistance in establishing initial client base via electronic mail-out to up to 700 potential clients from our database (Diabetes NSW & ACT membership database only)
Website listing for any BEAT IT programs you are currently running
Access to BEAT IT templates and support materials
Promote your BEAT IT programs at our local community events (NSW & ACT only)
Online community of fellow BEAT IT trainers
Opportunity to utilize BEAT IT program branding within your facility
Access to additional professional development opportunities
As a registered BEAT IT Trainer, you may be eligible to contract to deliver BEAT IT for Diabetes NSW & ACT! Email us to find out more: email@example.com
What is BEAT IT?
BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program is an evidence-based exercise program for people with, and at risk of, diabetes. Diabetes NSW & ACT developed this program to support people living with diabetes in becoming more active in their lifestyles, and to get greater control over their condition.
The BEAT IT program is an evidence-based, 8 week physical activity and lifestyle program designed to assist participants to:
Increase physical activity levels
Reduce risk factors for developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases
Improve quality of life and functional capacity
Promote sustained, long-term behaviour change
Improve healthy eating habits
Improve cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal strength, balance, coordination and endurance
All people with diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions can benefit from correctly-prescribed exercise programs.
You can register for the BEAT IT Trainer course via our website: https://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/course/beat-it/
Presented by Diabetes NSW and ACT Exercise Physiologists Thomas Laing, Ashley Baveas and Joannah Braham
ESSA Member: $595.00
ESSA Non-Member: $645.00
ESSA Student Member: $595.00
Diabetes Qualified Health Professional Members receive a 10% discount on the course price. To join as a member click here.
To receive your discount code e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website for the face to face training dates which run throughout the year: http://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/course/beat-it/
ESSA CPD Points
18 points total
Part 1: Diabetes and Exercise online learning program – 10 points
Part 2: BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program Trainer – 8 points
For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider on the below details:
Diabetes Qualified (subsidiary of Diabetes NSW & ACT)
Ph: 1300 727 194
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