Exercise, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome


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By: Tina Schmidt-McNulty MS, CES, RN

According to the American Heart Association, over 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome. That is approximately one out of every six people. Every health-fitness professional will encounter diabetic clients. This course will help prepare you to effectively work with these clients on many levels. Scenarios are included to help you prepare for inevitable diabetic incidents with clients.

Education Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss 5 risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms for high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Discuss the causes of metabolic syndrome.
  • Discuss statistics, symptoms, and 3 stages of diagnosis for diabetes.
  • Identify and discuss 3 common forms of diabetes.
  • Describe 5 components for managing diabetes.
  • Discuss physical activity goals and exercise and weight management recommendations for diabetes.
  • Explain 6 ways to prevent diabetes and metabolic syndrome including lifestyle changes.

# of Hours: 3

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.

Approved for:
0.3 Action Personal Trainer Certification
3.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
0.3 American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
3.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.3 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
0.3 Internat Assoc for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
3.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
0.3 National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
1.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
3.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
3.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
3.0 YMCA

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program.  The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.