This program is for exercise professionals who have previously completed the Beat It Trainer program. By completing this course trainers will be able to obtain/renew their Beat It Trainer certification for a 2 year period. As with the original Beat It training course, the refresher is an evidence-based program for Exercise Physiologists, Exercise Scientists and other Exercise Professionals. It is designed to review and revise the skills and knowledge required to deliver safe and effective group-based physical activity and lifestyle programs for people with or at risk of diabetes and/or other lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
The Beat It Trainer Refresher course was developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
The new Beat It Trainer Refresher course (updated in March 2020) has been accredited for 7.5 CPD points by ESSA and for 5 CECs by Fitness Australia.
BEAT IT sub-contracting opportunity
Diabetes NSW & ACT will be funding a limited number of BEAT IT programs in various locations around NSW and ACT. This funding is intended to increase access to the BEAT IT program within the broader community, with a particular focus on areas with a high service need or low access to diabetes specific support services. To be eligible for Diabetes NSW & ACT program funding you need to fulfil certain eligibility criteria. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beat It Trainer Refresher course includes 12 modules with knowledge checks throughout and 1 final multiple choice assessment. It takes 7.5 hours to complete and you can do it at your own pace.
Diabetes risks and prevention
Living with diabetes
Diabetes and exercise
Acute complications and exercise
Macrovascular complications and exercise
Microvascular complications and exercise
BEAT IT update
Talking the Talk
Putting it into practice
Once the course is successfully completed, you will be accredited for 2 years as a Beat It Trainer, and we will provide you with 24 months of support including:
Assistance in establishing initial client base via electronic mail-out to up to 700 potential clients from the NSW & ACT database
Website listing for any Beat It programs you are currently running
Access to Beat It templates and support materials
Promote your Beat It programs at our local community events
Online community of fellow Beat It trainers
Opportunity to utilize Beat It program branding within your facility
Access to additional professional development opportunities
Beat It Trainer Refresher course has been accredited for 7.5 CPD points by ESSA and for 5 CECs by Fitness Australia. YOu will receive a certificate of completion that will give you 24 months accreditation as a Beat It Trainer.