Diabetes Prevention & Prediabetes

ADCES National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach Trainings

Lifestlye Coach Trainings

ADCES is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide introductory, advanced, and master training for lifestyle coaches to deliver CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs. Additional information on staffing your CDC-recognized diabetes prevention organization can be found on CDC’s website.

Are you an AADE member? Scholarship applications for our in-person lifestyle coach trainings are accepted 45 days prior to each training. Learn more.

Lifestyle Coach Training (English and Spanish)

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to facilitate a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. By becoming a trained Lifestyle Coach, you’ll enhance your professional skills as you help people with prediabetes eat healthy, move more, and manage stress.

Through ADCES’s Lifestyle Coach Training, you’ll learn all about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, understand the responsibilities of Lifestyle Coaches, and explain how an intensive lifestyle change program can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. You’ll discover how to motivate participants, deliver content in engaging and culturally connected ways, and facilitate lifestyle change groups.

ADCES's In-Person Lifestyle Coach Training includes:   

    • A two-day training, delivered in English or Spanish, led by an experienced ADCES Master Trainer
    • A comprehensive overview of the PreventT2 or PrevengaT2 Curriculum
    • Essential CDC materials including the Lifestyle Coach Training Guide and Participant Guide  
    • Additional materials to assess participant readiness, develop cohesive groups, and stay on track for CDC recognition
    • Hands-on practice in motivational interviewing, self-management skill building, and group facilitation
    • 6 months complimentary access to ADCES’s Prevention Network, a hub with tools, resources, and guidance in developing a successful and sustainable program
    • 12 continuing education units (CEUs) for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists

Included with Registration—Optional Online Learning Course:

  • Prevention 101: Fundamentals of Diabetes and Prediabetes, a self-paced, 5-module online program (in English) with the following modules: 
    • Module 1: The Diabetes Epidemic
    • Module 2: The Role of the National DPP Lifestyle Coach
    • Module 3: The Basics of Prediabetes and Diabetes
    • Module 4: Prevention Therapies: Healthy Eating and Being Active
    • Module 5: An Introduction to Coaching and Group Facilitation

Once you complete ADCES’s Lifestyle Coach Training, you can receive the new ADCES Lifestyle Coach PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program badge. Learn more.

Upcoming In-Person Lifestyle Coach Trainings (ENGLISH)

January 28-29, 2020

Chicago, IL


Lifestyle Coach Trainings in your Community! 

Want to bring ADCES to your organization, city, or state to conduct a Lifestyle Coach Training for your team of healthcare professionals, community health workers, or promotoras de salud? Complete the online form below to invite us to your hospital or health system, FQHC, or community- or faith-based organization to provide our Lifestyle Coach Training in English or Spanish.

Request a PUBLIC Training for 2020

Request a PRIVATE Training for 2020


Lifestyle Coach Training ONLINE (English only)

Can’t make it to an in-person Lifestyle Coach Training? Become an ADCES trained lifestyle coach from the comfort of your own home or office. Through ADCES’s 6-week online training, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to facilitate a PreventT2 lifestyle change program. Led by an experienced ADCES Master Trainer, you’ll complete engaging web-based training modules and join interactive weekly conference calls to participate in discussions and hands-on activities that make the content come to life. 

The 2020 session dates for the online lifestyle coach programs are:

  • January 6 - February 15, 2020 (Registration Closed) 
  • February 10 – March 21, 2020
  • April 6 – May 16, 2020
  • May 11 – June 20, 2020
  • June 15 – July 25, 2020
  • July 20, 2020 – August 29, 2020
  • August 24, 2020 – October 3, 2020
  • September 28 – November 7, 2020

Click the Read More icon and review the information before applying to register for the course.

Session is limited to 16 registrants.

Once you complete ADCES’s Lifestyle Coach Training, you can receive the new ADCES Lifestyle Coach PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program badge. Learn more.

Advanced Lifestyle Coach Trainings

If you’ve already facilitated a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, you know it’s essential to keep learning new strategies to engage participants, retain them through the yearlong program, and promote positive behavior change. If you’re looking to improve your skills and support the continued success of your program, ADCES is here to help!

With nearly a half century of experience in working alongside diabetes care and education specialists to advance their knowledge and enhance their skills, ADCES provides several options for Lifestyle Coaches who want to take their coaching skills to the next level. We offer online, half-day, and one-day training options. All Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training participants are required to be trained lifestyle coaches with experience facilitating PreventT2, PrevengaT2, or another CDC-approved lifestyle change program and/or supporting other lifestyle coaches within their communities.

Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training Series ONLINE

Modeled on our successful career path training for diabetes care and education specialists, our advanced lifestyle coach training series includes skill building in communications skills, group coaching, facilitating behavior change, promoting self-management, and cultural competency.

Schedule: There are approximate 7 hours of coursework in this program. Registrants have TWO (2) months from the enrollment date to complete the program.

Online Courses

  • Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diversified Individuals and Growing Your Cultural Competences in Providing Diabetes Prevention
  • Beating the Boredom: Using Different Teaching Techniques
  • Using Motivational Interviewing in Your DPP to Support Behavior Change and Retention
  • Prevention, Collaboration and Health Education - Why a Patient Story Matters
  • Building Relationships Will Keep Them Coming Back: It’s All About Retention

Price: $299 Member and $349 Nonmember

Recorded Webinars: (Each webcast is 60-90 minutes)

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Advanced In-Person Training (Half-day and Full-day options)

Looking for advanced in-person training for lifestyle coaches in your organization, city, or state? Contact us to build a tailored program that meets the needs of lifestyle coaches in your community. Through our live half-day and full-day trainings, experienced lifestyle coaches will build skills in facilitating behavior change within CDC’s 12-month diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.

Topics for our half-day intensive include theoretical approaches to behavior change, including theme-centered interaction and motivational interviewing; selecting and utilizing person-centered communications strategies; understanding critical periods within the 12-month CDC lifestyle change program; utilizing data to inform strategies; and practicing appropriate facilitation styles. Delivered through an interactive program, this course gives lifestyle coaches the opportunity to learn new approaches to facilitating diabetes prevention lifestyle change groups and apply those skills through paired activities, role play, and small group work. 

Our full-day program is a tailored offering that is focused on specific topics such as motivational interviewing, cultural competency, retention, and “deep dives” into lifestyle coaching skills led by ADCES Master Trainers and subject matter experts from ADCES’s national network.

All ADCES's In-Person Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training Options includes:

  • Training led by experienced ADCES Master Trainers and Subject Matter Experts in key coaching skills
  • ADCES materials to build participant readiness, develop dynamic and cohesive groups, address common challenges to engagement and retention, address social determinants of health, and incentivize healthy behaviors
  • Hands-on practice in motivational interviewing, supporting health behavior change, facilitating self-management skills, and group facilitation
  • Continuing education units (CEUs) for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists
Once you complete 7 CEs of ADCES’s Lifestyle Coach Training, with online, in-person, or a combination of hours, you are eligible to receive the new ADCES Advanced Lifestyle Coach badge. Learn more.
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