HealthMatters Program: Train-the-Trainer
Certified Instructor Workshop

Starting an Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Program for People with DD
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HealthMatters Train the Trainer Workshop is an evidence-based 6-hour training provides structured information on how to organize and start a tailored physical activity and health education program for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in community-based residential and day/vocational agencies. The training can enhance staff's skills, knowledge, and abilities to work with persons who have disabilities to become more physically active, make healthy food choices, and incorporate healthy lifestyle into daily living.

People working with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • 1. Start and implement a 12-Week HealthMatters Program, physical activity and health education program,
  • 2. Motivate and engage individuals with I/DD in a physical activity and health education,
  • 3. Teach core concepts related to physical activity and nutrition,
  • 4. Support individuals with I/DD to incorporate physical activity and healthy lifestyles into activities of daily living, and
  • 5. Evaluate the effectiveness of your health promotion program.
Development of initial evidence-based training was funded through National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.


Webinar format: Please contact us for more information.

Off-Site Training:

  • $250/person includes training materials.
  • 20% off for organizations that register 3+ participants.

On-Site Training: We will travel to your organization and provide training. Please contact us for cost and additional information.

Six (6) CEUs/CPEUs provided for Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LSW, LPC, LCPC), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP), Speech Language Pathologists, and Illinois Teachers (CPDUs). Add extra $15 per person for CEUs.

Jasmina Sisirak

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