Menopause Practitioner Course Outline

July Intake Sold Out - Pre-register now to hear when the next course goes on sale

Course Outline


July intake sold out – Pre-register now to hear when the next course goes on sale

Learn more about the course content and how to grow your income as a MyMT Affiliate Practitioner

12 weeks duration (online)

15 -20 places

CE & CPD Approved

Weekly interaction with Dr Wendy Sweet

The MyMT™ CPD Course will enable, empower and certify you to work in the areas of evidenced lifestyle change for peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause. 

Course Content

"I am passionate about guiding and supporting you. I love bringing all of my knowledge in physiology, exercise, nutrition and women’s health management into an online education environment."

Wendy Sweet [PhD] / MyMT™ Founder & Lifestyle Coach

During Week 1 I introduce you to the relevance of menopause in relation to women’s health and ageing evidence and explain why the menopause transition is so important for women’s health.

We will also delve into the history of menopause, including why it has been medicalised. During this module I will challenge the current menopause medicalisation paradigm with lifestyle solutions. I can’t wait for you to learn what I did.

Week 2 and 3 is all about menopause physiology and hormonal physiology. We will explore the three stages that women transition through in midlife as the ovarian function declines – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

At the end of Week 3, you will be able to describe the major physiological changes and symptom changes at each stage and identify common disorders of the HPA – Thyroid Axis in relation to menopause changes. 

We will also talk through the key complementary and alternative menopause supplement solutions that your clients might be taking and how these could affect their health through menopause. 

Week 2 and 3 is all about menopause physiology and hormonal physiology. We will explore the three stages that women transition through in midlife as the ovarian function declines – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

At the end of Week 3, you will be able to describe the major physiological changes and symptom changes at each stage and identify common disorders of the HPA – Thyroid Axis in relation to menopause changes. 

We will also talk through the key complementary and alternative menopause supplement solutions that your clients might be taking and how these could affect their health through menopause. 

Women in menopause need tailored risk stratification pre-screening processes. In Week 4 we explain the important pre-screening questions you should be asking your clients and develop a profile so that you can select a case-study client for Week 8.

You will also learn how you can ethically and responsibly bridge the gap between your client and their GP based on their risk stratification.

Have you tried endless diets with your clients which don’t reduce their menopause symptoms and/or don’t work in the long term?

Nutritional type and timing are crucial for your client’s symptom management. Diets may destroy the hormones which help to manage appetite, fullness and long-term health. For numerous women who have lived busy, stressful lives over many years, this may have led to a disturbance of the factors that influence their eating patterns and behaviours.  In Week 5 we cover the specific nutrients evidenced to reduce menopause symptoms and why you need to adapt your approach for leaner women and overweight women. The factors affecting women’s food choices during menopause in relation to hormonal changes are also important to understand, so you can foster successful behaviour change.

From Week 8, trainees are encouraged to have 1 – 2 case study clients to begin working, whilst on the course. This will enable attendees to integrate the MyMT™ menopause strategies into practice with confidence, with our support. Minimum 1 case study client is required as part of the assessment process. 

To prepare you for your case study client, we will share examples of the most common questions that women ask on the MyMT™ programmes. Furthermore, because there are no ‘magic pills’ in MyMT™’s Programmes, behaviour change strategies are critical for transforming your client’s symptoms and health. Behaviour change is rarely a discrete, single event – it is a process that requires nurturing and problem-solving every step of the way. During Week 6 we will explore TTM Theory, Motivational Theory and Self-efficacy Theory in the context of women in menopause. We will also go through some real-life problem-solving examples from Women in my MyMT™ Community.

A lack of sleep exacerbates women’s symptoms, and can lead to high insulin levels, weight gain, worsening hot flushes, increased inflammation and much more. It’s vital that this symptom is addressed first with women. In this module, we will explore the circadian rhythm’s role in sleep regulation and why this gets out of balance during menopause. Then, we will walk through MyMT™’s proven strategies for assisting women to sleep all night.

From Week 8 you will start working with your case study client.

Hot flushes occur because the body’s thermostat does not function as well when it is deprived of oestrogen. It also becomes worse when melatonin (sleep hormone) is reduced with the changing hormonal environment too. Learn about why hot flushes occur and the MyMT™ strategies for assisting women to reduce their hot flushes and night sweats.

Never before has our liver and gut had to cope with so many changing foods, toxins, drinks, chemicals and ingredients. The liver and gut accumulate inflammation over our lifetime.  Fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, depression and other menopause symptoms including weight management problems are partly due to changing liver and gut health in mid-life.

After you understand why the liver and gut are so important in menopause symptom management you will be able to better understand the role of oestrogen changes which impact energy levels in women. In this module we discuss whether it is adrenal fatigue or peri-menopause causing exhaustion in your clients and I teach you the MyMT™ strategies for assisting women to turn around their liver health and energy levels.

I can’t wait to share this module with you. It is one of my favourites.

This module isn’t ‘just’ about psychological stress. It’s also about the internal environment of the body and how women’s cells and tissues also become ‘stressed’. Internal stress in our tissues and fat cells is called oxidative stress and causes numerous inflammatory changes that can lead to worsening health problems as we age.
A women’s mid-life years are the perfect time to re-address her stress. In this fabulous module, I draw on the rapidly emerging stress research and teach you how to re-address your client’s stress.

NB: Lifestyle solutions for women on HRT – Whilst there is no interference in any medications women are on, this information may help you to support their medication choices specific to HRT with evidenced lifestyle solutions.

In this module I introduce you to the business of menopause – sharing examples from my experiences both pioneering the Personal Training Industry in New Zealand and founding My Menopause Transformation. During this week you will plan your vision for bringing menopause clients into your business.

The last week is a chance for us to reflect on your journey and share your progress with your case study client. Together we will do some problem solving and plan for your future as a menopause specialist or MyMT™ Affiliate Practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

The MyMT CPD Course runs for 12 weeks and everything is delivered online, so you can complete it from anywhere in the world. You can expect to devote 5-6 hours a week to this course.

The course is delivered in a blended format.

Our comprehensive 12 week online course includes:  

Self Directed Learning

  • Two pre-recorded modules per week (each approximately 45 minutes) – to be completed in your own time.
  • Downloadable summary of each module
  • Course reading EBook, filled with articles, references and further reading recommendations.

Weekly Live Group Calls

  • Weekly live zoom call with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) to ask questions and review the week’s course material.
  • The time of the zoom call will be confirmed once we know the location of our participants, and recordings will be provided to you if your time zone does not align with the call.

Client Case Study

  • From Week 8 you will be expected to work with at least 1 case study client in order to integrate your menopause knowledge into practice with our support. Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) will guide and support you through this on the weekly zoom calls. 

The date for the next intake has been confirmed as July 18. 

Pre-register to be the first to hear when it goes on sale which we expect to be mid-June. 

This course is delivered in partnership with Connected Health Training who are NBHWC and UK The CPD Certification Service Approved CE Educators.

Course participants will be awarded over 30 CE points. 

In order to enroll in this advanced, specialist training you must: 

Be a fully qualified health professional e.g. Naturopath, Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Chiropractor or similar.

OR

Be a fully qualified and accredited Advanced Health Coach, Advanced Personal Trainer or Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner.

PLUS

Hold current membership of a recognised accrediting body.

AND

Hold current professional indemnity and public liability insurance that covers working with clients in a one to one setting.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria please enquire, we are happy to help. Email georgia@mymenopausetransformation.com and we will respond as soon as we are available.

There is no exercise component to our 12 week Menopause Specialist Course, the focus is on evidenced nutrition and lifestyle changes. 

The course dives into ageing physiology and hormonal physiology, so a good understanding of anatomy & physiology is helpful.

If you are an Advanced Personal Trainer i.e you have completed level 3 or 4 Certification as a Personal Trainer (New Zealand), then you are eligible.

If you have any additional qualification in coaching, nutrition etc or a relevant background or additional training (ie nursing), then you are eligible.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria please enquire, we are happy to help. Email georgia@mymenopausetransformation.com and we will respond as soon as we are available.

In order to successfully graduate from this training, a minimum 80% attendance is mandatory on online group calls, and at least 1 case study client will be worked with during the training period, and trainees must demonstrate a strong understanding of the material and its application to their Course Facilitator, Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD). 

There will be a weekly live zoom call which enables practitioners to interact directly with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD).  We know it is difficult to find a time that suits everybody globally, so the time of the zoom call will be confirmed once we know the location of the majority of the practitioners. Recordings will be provided to a practitioners if they are in a time zone that does not work for the live zoom call. 

Our first two pilot courses are currently being offered at a special discount price of U.S $1,497.  A part payment option is also available for U.S $575 (three monthly installments)

How do we guarantee a measurable return on your investment in our training?

This cost is based on the fact that most experienced health professionals would be able to recuperate the cost of this course by the time they work with 2-3 clients on a one-on-one basis through 12 weeks of coaching. 

Change women’s lives

How do I know you can do this? Because women tell me what a difference it has made to their lives. Read our testimonials here. 

Gain clarity and confidence with menopause discussions

Are you confused by the abundance of conflicting evidence and opinions? MyMT™’s course will cut through the chaos, providing you with the latest, evidenced women’s healthy aging research, presented in a way that is easy to understand and follow with your own clients.  

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) is with you every step of the way 

You can reach out to Wendy with any questions you may have throughout the course. 

Exclusive insights 

Throughout the course I will share the insights gained from the 250,000+ women who have completed the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz and the 10,000+ women on the MyMT™ Programmes. This will put you a step ahead of your competition by enabling you to prepare for the questions you could get from your own clients.

Grow your business

You’ll expand your knowledge about women’s mid-life health, enabling you to better help your existing clients, deliver new offerings and retain clients for longer. 

The course will need to be limited to 20 people to enable participants to interact on the weekly Zoom calls with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD). This is a requirement as part of the CPD certification that MyMT™ currently has with Connected Health Training.

With so many of you having pre-registered for this course, unfortunately we know that quite a few of you will miss out on the July course. 

So… to ensure more of you can join in future, we are reviewing the structure of the third course (estimated to commence in late September). The interaction with Wendy is likely to be through several longer workshops rather than weekly zoom calls. This may suit some of you better, as we know you lead busy lives. 

Free Masterclass on Menopause for Health Professionals

Do you see women in your practice or coaching sessions who are between the ages of 45-60 years+?

Have you ever wondered how their health, their behaviour and their mindset might be affected by how their body and brain is adjusting to menopause?

If so, then watch my my free 45 min Masterclass on Menopause which is packed full of essential information and invites you to join me on the MyMT™ CPD Course – coming to you in February 2022. 

 

July Intake Sold Out

Pre-register to be notified when it goes on sale

Full payment discount price U.S $1,497

Part payment price U.S $575 (three instalments)

Why train with MyMT™?

Change women’s lives

How do I know you can do this? Because women tell me what a difference it has made to their lives. Read our testimonials here. 

Gain clarity and confidence with menopause discussions

Are you confused by the abundance of conflicting evidence and opinions? MyMT™’s course will cut through the chaos, providing you with the latest, evidenced women’s healthy aging research, presented in a way that is easy to understand and follow with your own clients.  

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) is with you every step of the way 

Each week you may ask any questions you may have through the portal. 

Exclusive insights 

Throughout the course I will share the insights gained from the 250,000+ women who have completed the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz and the 10,000+ women on the MyMT™ Programmes. This will put you a step ahead of your competition by enabling you to prepare for the questions you could get from your own clients.

Grow your business

You’ll expand your knowledge about women’s mid-life health, enabling you to better help your existing clients, deliver new offerings and retain clients for longer.