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.