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Become a Master Personal Trainer and Help Clients With Diabetes
Approximately 190,000 people in Ireland suffer from diabetes which equates to just over 5.6% of the general population. These numbers are growing every year, with the need for both preventive and reactive measures becoming more clear.
Whilst enrolled on our Level 5 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course you will study the various causes of both conditions. In addition to developing your understanding of the nutritional needs and dietary guidelines for those with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.
The online qualification will also teach you how to programme specific training routines for this demographic. This allows you to understand the benefits of exercise and the precautions to take when training a diabetic client.
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The Expert Trainer Package
- Level 4 Exercise Referral
- Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control & Weight Management
- Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control & Weight Management
- Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
- Individual RRP:
- Medicine Ball Training CPD
- Suspension Training CPD
- Bodyweight Training CPD
- Advanced Training Systems CPD
- Advanced Training Systems CPD
- Business & Marketing CPD
- Individual RRP:
The Specialist Personal Trainer Package
- Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
- Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
- Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control and Weight Management
- 10 CPDs
- Individual RRP:
Free Gift! Your Choice of one of the following:
Level 5 Nutrition Diploma (RRP €1199)
Level 5 Obesity course (RRP €799)
Level 5 Diabetes course (RRP €799)
- Individual RRP:
Our Level 5 Diabetes Control and Weight Management course was designed by leading fitness industry professionals and clinicians ensuring you have the necessary skills required to create and distribute effective training programmes.
This diabetes specialist course is designed to help boost the careers of existing fitness professionals who want to develop a lucrative niche. You can work in new, exciting environments helping clients achieve their fitness goals whilst managing their condition.
Course Length: The Diabetes Control qualification is based online meaning you can complete it at a rate that suits you, on average students take 10 weeks.
Entry Requirements: You must hold either a Level 4 in Exercise Referral or Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training qualification. Students must also be 16+ to enrol.
Accreditations: All of our courses are recognised and endorsed by CIMSPA.
Cost: €799 with discounts available for those able to pay in full.
Offer & Payment Options: Flexible learning with 0% interest finance plans. There’s no guarantor, just a small deposit required.
Completing this course will give you:
- Focus Awards Level 5 Certificate in Developing Physical Activity and Weight Management Strategies for Diabetic Clients (RQF)
- 10 CIMSPA points
How You'll Learn
OriGym’s Level 5 Diabetes Certificate is entirely online and taught via our award-nominated learning platform “Student Zone”. This means you can fit the qualification around any existing commitments and complete the course at a pace of your choosing.
You’ll learn using a range of innovative resources including custom-made video content, lectures, and a library of exercises and eBooks.
There’s also 7-day support from our team of tutors who are all qualified with the Level 5 Diabetes Control and Weight Management course among many other fitness qualifications.
Careers & Progression
Completing this qualification means you work with those in the medical sector to support diabetic and overweight clients. Other career options include working in clinics, with insurance providers, and getting clients referred to you via their GPs and practitioners.
We pride ourselves on offering an extensive range of post-course support services. Upon graduating you will be able to receive:
- Free continued access to business and marketing modules on our learning platform
- Free career consultations
- CV analysis and distribution
- Interview preparation and mock interviews with our team of fitness professionals
- Guaranteed interviews with our corporate partners such as DW Fitness
- Exclusive access to our jobs board with over 9,000 live fitness positions that OriGym graduates get first access to
When you complete OriGym’s Level 5 diabetes course online, you can then look into pursuing other specialist qualifications. This includes our Level 5 Nutrition course or Level 5 Obesity and Weight Loss course both of which will allow you to further specialise in weight management.
Whichever route you take we can support you by enhancing your career prospects and increasing your level of expertise to earn some of the highest salaries in the fitness industry!
How You’ll Be Assessed
To complete the Level 5 online diabetes diploma, all modules have either an open book, multiple choice assessment or a detailed case study assignment to be submitted online. There are no practical assessments for this course.
All of these case studies will be issued to you and are based off real scenarios where you’ll have to:
- Create pre-exercise regimes, programme objectives, and an eight week exercise programme based around the client’s medical history, health screening, and physical activity level
- Design a healthy eating schedule informed by the client’s existing dietary requirements and eating habits
- Create post-exercise plans which evaluate the programme and the client’s performance, developing modifications for future regimes
Completing our Level 5 course will allow you to provide training programmes and nutritional advice for clients living with both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. Your knowledge and understanding of which will be developed through modules such as:
Comprehending Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
This will teach you the history and biology of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. You’ll also learn the causes, symptoms associated, and the potential long-term effects on health and fitness.
Measurement and Assessment of Diabetes
This module will go through each stage of measuring and evaluating diabetes in your clients. This will include:
- Electing the best and most appropriate method of assessment
- How to analyse and interpret the results
- How to then implement an effective plan of action
You’ll also learn how these varying degrees affect other variables such as weight and hormonal imbalance.
Treating & Managing Diabetes
Before creating a suitable exercise programme for clients you’ll learn about the benefits and extra precautions needed to design them safely for this demographic.
You’ll also study which treatments and exercises are the most effective for those with diabetes and which ones have a higher risk. This will include learning when the best time to introduce an appropriate fitness programme for these clients.
Design and Deliver Weight Loss Plans
Factoring in clinical issues caused by diabetes, you’ll learn how to write and deliver fitness plans for individuals and groups that are fun and engaging as well as effective for helping to manage weight.
Understanding Long Term Behaviour
You’ll learn about the long term psychological effects diabetes and weight management can have on clients. Understanding how you can help them with associated mental health issues in order to live a healthier lifestyle.
OriGym’s Level 5 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course is an ideal next step for any fitness professional who has already completed either a Level 4 Personal Trainer or Level 4 Exercise Referral qualification.
Both of these courses will provide you with enough skills and knowledge to then specialise with our Level 5 course.
You need to be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.
This course is awarded by Focus Awards, endorsed by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual. As a result, you can be confident that you'll receive the highest standard of training in the industry, and that your qualification will meet the requirements of a Level 5 course.
During the course, you’ll be able to speak to a member of our expert tutoring team whenever you have an issue or need some clarification. You can contact them 7 days a week either via chatbox, phone, or email.
After you finish the course you’ll receive our industry-leading post-course support for free, including:
- Interview prep, mock interviews with our tutoring team, and guaranteed interviews with some of the most prestigious gym and fitness brands in the industry
- CV analysis and distribution to appropriate facilities and centres
- Retain unlimited access to our learning platform for business and marketing tips
- A business consultation to help you develop your brand and plan your career
Becoming a specialist with our Level 5 Diabetes course will allow you to work with medical professionals. This can include GP practices and hospitals that may refer patients with diabetes to you.
This will allow you to charge more sessions and advertise yourself as a diabetes specialist, ultimately boosting your salary and chances of securing any position you go for!
In addition to contracted employment, you can also work freelance, independently, or work in a more holistic wellness space or medically focused gym.
UNRIVALLED CAREER SUPPORT
Join hundreds of our personal training, fitness and nutrition graduates working with leading Irish and international gym brands.
Our team will teach you how to grow your business with free industry tips and marketing resources.
We provide exclusive discounts to help you excel as a personal trainer, from specialist software to insurance.
Our post-course support team help our graduates land their dream role by securing them a guaranteed job interview!
You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.
Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!
Our Diabetes packages start from just €799, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.