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DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training

As the premier trainer of Lifestyle Coaches and Master Trainers for the National DPP, DTTAC is proud to announce that we are now offering Lifestyle Coach training virtually!  

DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach TrainingTM is designed and hosted by professional health educators from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and is led by expert DTTAC Master Trainers with experience facilitating the National DPP - a difference that makes the difference in quality assurance.

DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach Trainings

Experience the DTTAC DifferenceTM

DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach TrainingTM is based on DTTAC's 8 key principles that guide the facilitation and content of the program and determine the roles of the Lifestyle Coach and the participants.

DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach TrainingTM is not your usual virtual training, nor a lesser version of the in-person model.  It is something MORE. 

The virtual training provides you with the same high quality experience and in-depth learning as the in-person training, but is done more conveniently over smaller pockets of time, allowing for more reflection and application, while saving you more money by removing added travel costs.

DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach TrainingTM 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 four virtual instructor-led prevention to practice sessions
  • 16 hours of training that exceeds CDC training standards 
    • 8 hours of required live online sessions 
    • 8 hours of independent learning (videos, discussion board posts, reading, etc.)
  • 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


Quotes from Trainees

“The sessions were great! The technology is really cool and fun to use.”

“I have enjoyed the course and feel ready to begin facilitating my first class!”

“The virtual teach back was very helpful for my practice and insightful to see how others led the curriculum discussion.”

“What an eye opener! I have learned that Action Planning and then carrying out the action plan is not as easy as it sounds! I have also learned that what works for others does not necessarily work for me – both of those realizations are critical when working with a group!”

"The lessons are very informative and I love it!"

100% of participants reported that they feel comfortable leading the lifestyle change program as a result of this training.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the virtual training?

This training is open to individuals who are affiliated with organizations that have pending recognition or intend to apply for CDC recognition. Both lay and professionally trained individuals are welcomed to become Lifestyle Coaches. Visit CDC's website to view the curriculum and learn more about CDC recognition.

Completing the four weeks of guided coursework and attending the four live virtual sessions is required for successful completion of the training and receipt of a Certificate of Completion.

Who will be successful in the Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training?
A successful virtual trainee is someone who can plan out their learning assignments on a weekly basis and find time to complete them on their own while reflecting and making connections on the material over time. Trainees will be given opportunities to share insights and ask questions throughout the four weeks through discussion boards and in live sessions. There will also be some optional activities and resources to enhance the overall learning experience.

What is the registration fee for DTTAC Virtual Lifestyle Coach TrainingTM?
The registration fee is $649 per person, which includes all materials and expert instruction from a DTTAC Master Trainer. This registration fee also includes access to one annual refresher webinar, as recommended by CDC.

Continuing education credits are available for an additional $25. Applications have been submitted to offer CEUs for registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, nurses, health educators and pharmacists.

What is different between the Virtual Lifestyle Coach Training and in-person training?
The biggest difference between a live in-person training and the virtual training is the method of delivery. However, the content and key concepts are very similar between the two.

The in-person Lifestyle Coach Training is two full days where as the virtual Lifestyle Coach training delivers the content over a four-week period. In the virtual training, the learning activities build upon one another and the flexible pace and spacing offers opportunities to engage the content in multiple touchpoints - e-learning, virtual classroom sessions, individual activity and reflection, and an online discussion board - for optimal learning and preparedness to be a successful Lifestyle Coach. The length of time required for each activity varies from 5 minutes to 30 minutes with the total training time between 12-14 hours.

The total training time for both the virtual and in-person Lifestyle Coach training meets the CDC training requirement of 12 hours of training.


Read more FAQs on the registration site.