Instructor Qualifications

Safe and effective exercise programs for people with T2DM requires specialized knowledge and training, specifically because this condition is likely to alter movement ability and the individual’s response to exercise. Exercise intervention studies that have shown the greatest effect on blood glucose control have all involved supervision of exercise sessions by qualified exercise trainers (ACSM 2010). The following criteria are required to instruct the MWT Diabetes Exercise Program:

  • Current certification by a nationally recognized certification body (ACE, ACSM, NSCA, ISSA, NFPT, NASM, AFFA).
  • Current CPR and AED certification.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of 2 years of industry teaching experience.