Diabetes Educator Certificate Program (Online)
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Diabetes education is a subspecialty for many health professionals, and this online certificate program will provide you with the tools you need to educate your patients. Participants will enhance their knowledge of all aspects of diabetes management including disease process, glycemic targets, medication and nutritional management, and diabetic complications. We will also explore self-management strategies and education theory to enhance the education of patients living with, or at risk for, diabetes. Interprofessional learning is a significant component of this certificate program, and we welcome physical therapists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered kinesiologists, dietitians and nutritionists, social and mental health workers, physicians, occupational therapists and other registered health professionals.
Participants enrolled in this program are expected to complete six online modules and all other certificate components within a thirteen week time frame. You should plan to devote four to eight hours per week to the program. Those who complete the program will receive an official certificate of completion.
Please note: Graduating from this program does not make you a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). This Certificate Program reflects the competencies as described in the CDECB Handbook and as such will help educators prepare to write the CDE Exam with the CDECB. To become certified in Canada, you must pass an exam administered by the CDECB. If you have any questions about the CDE Exam, please visit the comprehensive FAQ at http://www.cdecb.ca/exams/exam-general-faqs/