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.

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • 1. Start and implement a 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.

This Workshop has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6 CPEUs.
Development of initial evidence-based training was funded through National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
UPCOMING TRAININGS
December 11, 2014, Chicago, IL - REGISTER

COST
Webinar format: Available only to the state of Kentucky (starting January 2015)

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.

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

MORE INFORMATION
Jasmina Sisirak
jsisirak@uic.edu

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