Faculty members of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh have partnered with SparkPro Training to offer training for individuals to become:

  • DPP Lifestyle Coaches: Lifestyle Coaches are trained to deliver the Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance™ program to individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes
  • DPP Master Trainers:  Master Trainers are prepared to offer Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance™ Lifestyle Coach workshops within their organization

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ curriculum was adapted directly from the Diabetes Prevention Program’s (DPP) successful lifestyle intervention by members of the original DPP Lifestyle Resource Core at the University of Pittsburgh. The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program delivered in traditional groups and via online courses has been shown to be effective in multiple studies in reducing weight, increasing physical activity, and improving other risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the community.

DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ training workshops are provided by experienced, expert faculty from the original DPP team, who have been implementing and evaluating this up to date DPP lifestyle intervention in a variety of community settings for more than a decade.

The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.

SparkPro Training is one of only 12 CDC-approved DPP Lifestyle Coach Training organizations in the US.