DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Master Trainer Program

feature20150213Faculty members of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh have partnered with SparkPro Training™ to offer a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Group Lifestyle Balance™ Master Trainer Program to prepare experienced providers to deliver Lifestyle Coach training workshops for health providers within their organization.

A key component for successful DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program delivery is standardized and comprehensive training for health providers who are delivering the program.  This allows for a high level of quality in program implementation, as well as long-term sustainability within large organizations that are delivering the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™program. The hands on, two-day DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ Master Trainer workshop is conducted by expert faculty from the original DPP team, and is designed to provide experienced DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ providers with the skills and materials necessary to provide Lifestyle Coach training and support for implementation in the community.

SparkPro Training is one of only 11 CDC-approved  DPP Coach training organizations in the US. 

Required qualifications for application to the DPP GLB Master Trainer Program:

  • Previous completion of formal Lifestyle Coach training
  • Evidence of successful DPP GLB program delivery
  • Health care professional with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field (or substantive experience)

As a first step, individuals who would like to become a DPP GLB Master Trainer should complete the DPP GLB two-day Lifestyle Coach training to obtain experience in offering the one-year DPP GLB program to those at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Upcoming DPP GLB Master Trainer Program 2021

January 2021 – Date TBD 

Due to COVID-19, we are tentatively planning for an in-person Master Training in January 2021.  We will continue to monitor the situation and post the specific dates as we have more information. 

Application Packets are due on or before November 15, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2020.  No payment is required until acceptance is confirmed.

Application Packets MUST include the following in order to be reviewed:

  • Application (click here)
  • Candidate’s resume or CV
  • Letter of Recommendation from Supervisor

Please submit your Application Packet in one PDF file to engage@sparkprotraining.com

Questions or More Information

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. For more information about the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program click here. For more information about DPP training, visit the SparkPro Training website or contact SparkPro Training at engage@sparkprotraining.com.