Special Populations-Diabetes for the Exercise Professional
Special Populations-Diabetes for the Exercise Professional

Special Populations 6-CEC Course: Diabetes for the Exercise Professional

Presented by: Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

This CEC course was created to give fitness professionals a greater knowledge and understanding of how to work with clients with either diabetes or prediabetes, who may have health complications that must be managed during physical activity for them to train safely and effectively (without causing physical or emotional harm). Fitness professionals need special training in these topics to work with these clients, which is one in three Americans currently (100 million people).

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is Professor Emerita of Exercise Science from Old Dominion University and former Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School. A graduate of Stanford, University of California, Davis, and Cal Berkeley, she is an internationally recognized authority on diabetes and exercise (www.shericolberg.com). She has shaped diabetes physical activity guidelines for many professional organizations, including ACSM, American Diabetes Association (ADA), and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

A funded researcher and author of 10 books, 21 book chapters, and 300 articles, including Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Your Guide to Peak Performance and Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity, she is the founder of Diabetes Motion (www.diabetesmotion.com) and Diabetes Motion Academy (www.dmacademy.com). A Fellow of ACSM (FACSM), she was also the recipient of the 2016 ADA Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, learners will:

• Master the basics about diabetes, including the types and potential complications, as well as specific concerns related to working with female clients,

• Be able to effectively create a training routine for your diabetes clients that will keep them performing optimally and free of injury.

• Understand the basics of working with overweight or obese and older clients with diabetes or prediabetes, youth, athletes, and all populations,

• Learn more about insulin resistance and exercise effects, as well as cardio exercise precautions and different types of training appropriate for diabetes.

• Understand the effects of oral diabetes medications, food, energy drinks, caffeine, and vitamins in people with diabetes or prediabetes, as well as insulin use.

• Learn how to monitor exercise intensity, avoid exercise-related blood glucose lows, and whether the latest training trends are appropriate for your clients.

• Be able to help your clients with diabetes or prediabetes troubleshoot their performance and optimize their exercise training.

• Fully understand the best technology and apps to use for clients with diabetes and prediabetes.


This course includes online videos, PowerPoints and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all viewing and reading material, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course. CEC course only. This course is not an ACSM certification.

For questions related to your online CEC courses or purchases, please email onlinelearning@acsm.org.

Available Course Credits

ACSM 6.00

Course Procedure

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To earn your CECs, you will view the course content, pass the quiz (you must earn 70% or better to pass), and print your certificate of completion.

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