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DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training

The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University trains Lifestyle Coaches and Master Trainers for the National DPP and offers ongoing webinars for Lifestyle Coaches and Program Coordinators.

DTTAC offers both in-person and virtual Lifestyle Coach training to prepare individuals to serve as Lifestyle Coaches to deliver the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP).

DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training is based on DTTAC’s 8 key principles that we've learned are critical to the success of the Lifestyle Coach and participants in the program.

All DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Trainings Include:

  • Training materials
  • Instruction from an expert DTTAC Master Trainer with experience delivering the DPP
  • Ongoing support through Common Ground, DTTAC’s online learning community for Lifestyle Coaches
  • Access to a link for a refresher webinar, as recommended by CDC

DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training is open to individuals who are affiliated with organizations that have pending recognition, or intend to apply for CDC recognition, and includes the most up-to-date information on the recognition process and the national program.


Your Options for Lifestyle Coach Training

The prices described here reflect the cost for in-person trainings scheduled after March 1, 2018. However, if you book a training before March 1, to be delivered any time in 2018, the price for in-person training would be $750 per person.

  • Attend a virtual training
    DTTAC™ Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training is a four-week, interactive and innovative virtual training that meets CDC training standards and provides Lifestyle Coaches with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully facilitate the National DPP lifestyle change program.  Virtual training is offered quarterly and the cost is $649 per person, and includes access to a link for a refresher webinar. CEU’s for the training are available for a nominal fee.  Learn more and register for DTTACTM Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training here.
  • Attend a regional in-person training
    DTTAC hosts trainings in Atlanta and in cities around the country.  The cost is $799 per person for the 2-day in-person training and includes all training materials, but does not include travel or accommodations. We frequently add new dates and locations on our website and promote them through our monthly e-newsletter. Sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter to stay in the loop about upcoming Lifestyle Coach trainings.
  • Sponsor an onsite training for your organization
    If you have several people to be trained as Lifestyle Coaches, you could consider sponsoring a private training for your organization. While some organizations will sponsor the entire cost of the training, depending on how many people you want to train, you may wish to partner with another organization in your area to sponsor the training, or you may be interested in partnering with us to host a regional training.
  • Host a regional training in your city/state
    If you have a few people who need to be trained as Lifestyle Coaches, your organization could partner with DTTAC to host a training in your city/state. Together we would promote the training through our various networks to fill the training from people around your region.


DTTACTM Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training includes:

  • A four-week, interactive virtual training designed around adult learning and health education principles
  • Easy to understand guided coursework with individual touch points and built-in learning assessments
  • Opportunities to practice facilitation and receive feedback from expert Master Trainers
  • Four consecutive weeks of independent coursework combined with three virtual instructor-led prevention to practice sessions
  • 12-14 hours of training that meets CDC training standards
  • Networking with other trainees from around the country
  • Innovative and engaging virtual learning experience that ensures competency and readiness to be a successful Lifestyle Coach

Learn more about DTTACTM Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training.


DTTAC in-person Lifestyle Coach training includes:

  • A two-day interactive training with a small group format
  • Detailed information on program structure, goals, curriculum*, and the roles and skills of the Lifestyle Coach
    (*Note: DTTAC trains Lifestyle Coaches in either of the CDC approved curricula)
  • Hands-on practice in group facilitation techniques with feedback from peers and an expert DTTAC Master Trainer
  • Networking with other trainees
  • Opportunities to brainstorm around implementation strategies
  • Two days of contact hours that exceed CDC's minimum training requirements

Register for upcoming Lifestyle Coach Trainings.


To learn more:


View our list of upcoming Lifestyle Coach trainings!