DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Master Trainer Program

Faculty members of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh have partnered with Spark360™ (formerly Innovative Wellness Solutions™) to offer a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Group Lifestyle Balance™ Master Trainer Program to prepare experienced providers to deliver Lifestyle Coach training workshops for health providers within their organization.

A key component for successful DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program delivery is standardized and comprehensive training for health providers who are delivering the program. This allows for a high level of quality in program implementation, as well as long-term sustainability within large organizations that are delivering the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™program.

The hands on, two-day DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ Master Trainer workshop is conducted by expert faculty from the original DPP team, and is designed to provide experienced DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ providers with the skills and materials necessary to provide Lifestyle Coach training and support for implementation in the community.


Required qualifications for application to the DPP GLB Master Trainer Program:

DPP-GLB Master Training is intended for individuals who meet these standards

  • Prior completion of DPP-GLB lifestyle coach training or other CDC recognized coach training program
  • Evidence of successful DPP-GLB program delivery (at least one year)
  • Health care professional (minimum Bachelor’s Degree in allied health field or other relevant background/experience).
  • Individuals with support from their organization to become a DPP GLB Master Trainer

As a first step, individuals who would like to become a DPP GLB Master Trainer should complete the DPP GLB two-day Lifestyle Coach training to obtain experience in offering the one-year DPP GLB program to those at risk for type 2 diabetes.


Upcoming DPP Group Lifestyle Balance Master Trainer Program 

There are currently no Master Training workshops scheduled.  Please check back to this site for updates.


 The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. For more information about the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program click here.

For questions or more information about the DPP GLB Master Trainer Program, please contact Kaye Kramer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call at 888-330-6891, ext. 2.