Lifestyle Coach Training

Education Videos

These videos are for coaches who have already attended Lifestyle Coach Training and would like more training to effectively deliver the National DPP. The videos are supported by funding from the VA Department of Health & the VA Diabetes Council.

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What is a Lifestyle Coach?

To become a provider of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) organizations must have lifestyle coaches who are trained to use a CDC-approved curriculum and who have the knowledge and skills to effectively deliver the yearlong program. We use the CDC Prevent T2 curriculum for  lifestyle coach training.  To learn about the curriculum, click here.

We offer both an In-person and an Online Training

The in-person training is a 2-day interactive and engaging course.  The online training meets live for 2-hours on three days.  Additionally, there are videos, homework assignments, and readings that must be completed each week.   Both the in-person and online trainings provide 12 hours of training, which is a CDC requirement.

Coming Soon!  Advanced Training in Distance Learning

This training will consist of two 90-minute interactive webinars and a toolkit of resources to prepare your organization and coaches to effectively deliver the National DPP via distance learning.  Distance learning is here to stay – don’t be left behind!  Click here for more information.

Custom Group Training

Throughout the year, VCDPE is available to schedule dates for in-person and online trainings for groups of 10 or more.  The training topics we cover are the NDPP’s Lifestyle Coach Training, a myriad of Advanced Coaching Skills, and Distance Learning training for programs that would like to go virtual.  Please contact Anne Wolf, MS, RDN, Director, at if you are interested in planning a training experience for your group.

2020 LC training costs are $600.00 for in-person training and $500.00 for online training. Please see our Payment Information section regarding payment options.

Lifestyle Coach Training Schedule and Registration 

Past Participants