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Calling All DPP Coaches! Share Your Motivation for Becoming A DPP Lifestyle Coach

Mar 18, 2020

Hello, My name is Melanie Sookiasian and I am a DPP lifestyle coach as well as a graduate student studying exercise physiology at West Chester University, under the guidance of Dr. Patricia Davidson and Dr. Melissa Reed. I am writing to request your participation in a DPP lifestyle coach survey. This survey is serving as research for my thesis.

The purpose of this survey is to gain insight on what motivates someone to become a DPP lifestyle coach. This became an interest to me while I was undergoing DPP lifestyle coach training. My training group was comprised of participants from different backgrounds and occupations. We all had become involved in the DPP for different reasons and I wanted to explore that further. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses are anonymous. The survey will take less than five minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about this survey please email me at The link to the survey is below. Thank you in advance for providing this important feedback. This study was approved by the West Chester University Institutional Review Board - Protocol # 20181212A.

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