BEAT IT Trainer

Cost: $645 AUD

12 months access


About the BEAT IT Trainer Course

BEAT IT – Trainer is an evidence-based program for exercise physiologists, exercise scientists and other exercise professionals. It is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver safe and effective group-based physical activity and lifestyle programs for people who may be overweight and/or obese, and living with or are at risk of diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions.

This course has been developed as a two part education and training program for exercise professionals to become registered BEAT IT Trainers. After completing these training modules, you will have the knowledge to be able to safely develop programs that suit these groups.

A total of 18 CPD points are available from ESSA and 20 CEC’s from Fitness Australia upon completion of this course.


 Part 1: Diabetes and Exercise online learning program

This online learning program provides you with extensive knowledge of how to ensure exercise prescription is safe and effective for people living with diabetes. Topics include:

  • Overview of the current chronic disease burden in Australia
  • Exercise guidelines for chronic disease
  • Diabetes and associated acute, chronic and musculoskeletal complications
  • Diabetes and exercise considerations
  • Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Nutrition guidelines for exercise and chronic disease

Once successfully completed, you become eligible to undertake additional training to become a registered facilitator of the BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program.

This additional training will consolidate information from the Diabetes and Exercise Online Learning program and provide you with the skills and support to provide community-based exercise programs.

Delivery mode: online – 12 hours

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Part 2: BEAT IT Trainer Assessment

The next face to face program will be held on Friday 9th March 2018 ( venue tbc)

BEAT IT Trainer is a face to face interactive training day that provides you with all the materials, content and support to initiate and run BEAT IT group physical activity programs. The training will cover:

  • Diabetes and the BEAT IT program
  • New technology
  • Latest research
  • Consultations and exercise assessments
  • Programming
  • Practical case studies

On successful completion, you will be a registered BEAT IT Trainer and have access to prospective clients, ongoing support and resources from Diabetes Qualified.

Delivery mode: face to face – one day

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Ongoing support

Once both courses are successfully completed, you will be accredited for 2 years as a BEAT Trainer, and we will provide you with 24 months of support including:

  • Assistance in establishing initial client base via electronic mail-out to up to 700 potential clients from our database (Diabetes NSW & ACT membership database only)
  • Website listing for any BEAT IT programs you are currently running
  • Access to BEAT IT templates and support materials
  • Promote your BEAT IT programs at our local community events (NSW & ACT only)
  • Online community of fellow BEAT IT trainers
  • Opportunity to utilize BEAT IT program branding within your facility
  • Access to additional professional development opportunities
As a registered BEAT IT Trainer, you may be eligible to contract to deliver BEAT IT for Diabetes NSW & ACT! Email us to find out more: 

What is BEAT IT?

BEAT IT: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program is an evidence-based exercise program for people with, and at risk of, diabetes. Diabetes NSW & ACT developed this program to support people living with diabetes in becoming more active in their lifestyles, and to get greater control over their condition.

The BEAT IT program is an evidence-based, 8 week physical activity and lifestyle program designed to assist participants to:

  • Increase physical activity levels
  • Reduce risk factors for developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases
  • Improve quality of life and functional capacity
  • Promote sustained, long-term behaviour change
  • Improve healthy eating habits
  • Improve cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal strength, balance, coordination and endurance

All people with diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions can benefit from correctly-prescribed exercise programs.

BEAT IT Trainer Refresher Online

This program is for exercise professionals who have previously completed the two day face-to-face BEAT IT training course.  In addition to refreshing BEAT IT Trainers on how to run a successful BEAT IT program, the program now includes the added features of advertising and ongoing support from Diabetes NSW & ACT.   Click here for more information and to purchase online 

Diabetes Qualified Health Professional Members receive a 10% discount on the course price. To receive your discount code e-mail us on
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It is a COMPLUSORY PRE-REQUISITE that you have completed the initial face to face program before completing this Refresher program, otherwise you are not eligible to become a BEAT IT Trainer. BEAT IT Trainer Refresher includes six modules which have been developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators. The content covers chronic disease in Australia, the physical activity guidelines, diabetes, acute & chronic complications, exercise considerations and recommendations, and nutrition for physical activity.

In addition to refreshing BEAT IT Trainers with how to run a successful BEAT IT program, with the program now includes the added bonuses of advertising and ongoing support. A mark of greater than 80% in required in order to successfully complete the program requirements.

Prior to registering into the online course, it is your responsibly to ensure you have a current CPR certificate and have completed the BEAT IT Trainer face to face program.