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BEAT IT: Physical Activity & Lifestyle Program







What is BEAT IT?


BEAT IT is a group physical activity and lifestyle program designed forpeople who may be overweight and/or obese, and living with or are at risk of diabetes. It’s an 8 week program for 10-12 participants which combines twice weekly exercise classes with fortnightly education sessions.



Why become a BEAT IT Trainer?


Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. BEAT IT is an evidence-based program that aims to increase physical activity levels and promote sustained behavior change to improve overall health and quality of life. Help your clients change their lives and reduce their risk factors for developing diabetes and other chronic diseases.


This course has been developed as a two part education and training program for exercise professionals to become registered facilitators of the BEAT IT Lifestyle and Physical activity program.

A total of 18 CPD points are available from ESSA



Part 1: Diabetes and Exercise online learning program

This online learning program provides you with extensive knowledge of how to ensure exercise prescription is safe and effective for people living with diabetes. Once successfully completed, you become eligible to undertake additional training to become a registered facilitator of the BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program.


Delivery mode: online – 12 hours

10 ESSA CPD points



Part 2: BEAT IT: Physical Activity & Lifestyle Program

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.

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

8 ESSA CPD points


Ongoing support

Once both courses are successfully completed, as a BEAT IT Trainer, we will provide you with 12 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:


Presented by Thomas Laing and Ashley Baveas



ESSA Member: $595.00

ESSA Non-Member: $645.00

ESSA Student Member: $595.00


Course schedule

Please visit our website for the face to face training dates which run throughout the year:



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


Contact details

For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider on the below details:

Diabetes Qualified Helpline 
Ph: 1300 727 194



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