Exercise, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome

CEC Course

According to the American Heart Association, over 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome. That is approximately one out of every six people. Every health-fitness professional will encounter diabetic clients. This course will help prepare you to effectively work with these clients on many levels. Scenarios are included to help you prepare for inevitable diabetic incidents with clients.


Course Information

Author: Tina Schmidt-McNulty MS, RCEP, RN

Education Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None

  • Online Interactive Course
  • Online Quiz (20 multiple choice questions. Minimum passing score 75%)
After completing this course you will be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss 5 risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms for high blood pressure and diabetes.
  3. Discuss the causes of metabolic syndrome.
  4. Discuss statistics, symptoms, and 3 stages of diagnosis for diabetes.
  5. Identify and discuss 3 common forms of diabetes.
  6. Describe 5 components for managing diabetes.
  7. Discuss physical activity goals and exercise and weight management recommendations for diabetes.
  8. Explain 6 ways to prevent diabetes and metabolic syndrome including lifestyle changes.
CEC Values
0.3 National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
0.3 Action Personal Trainer Certification
3.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
3.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
0.3 American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
0.3 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
3.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
1.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
3.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
3.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
3.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
3.0 YMCA