CPD Course Outline

Course Outline

February Intake Sold Out

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

12 weeks duration (online)

Limited to 15 places

CE & CPD Approved

Internationally recognised

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 7.

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 7, 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 the following week, 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.

From Week 7 you will start working with your case study client.

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.

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.

At this point, I will explain how you can create a unique career opportunity by coming on board with me as a MyMT™ Affiliate Practitioner. I have some exciting plans for MyMT™ and I can’t wait to share these with you.

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. Each week you will complete: 

  • 2x 45 minute pre-recorded modules – to be completed in your own time.
  • Course readings – to be completed in your own time.
  • A live group zoom call with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) – scheduled at the same time each week.

From Week 7 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. 

MyMT is here to support you as you go. You can reach out to us directly with any questions you may have via our WhatsApp group. 

Group commencing
21st February 2022

Live group calls
Ireland/UK – Thursdays at 8pm

New Zealand – Fridays at 9am 

Australia – Fridays at 7am 

USA/Canada – Thursdays at 3pm (EST) and 12pm (PST)

(times are subject to change based on the location of the majority of attendees) 

This course is delivered in partnership with Connected Health Training who are NBHWC 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.

Full Pay Fee: The cost of the 12 week course is U.S $1,997.

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. 
And remember, joining our MyMT™ Affiliate community is an opportunity to grow a lasting career and business out of your practice, and we will be with you every step of the way.

In order to successfully graduate from this training, a minimum 80%  attendance is mandatory on online group calls, at least 1 case study client will be worked with for a minimum of 6 sessions 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).

Would you like to work with MyMT™ and support your clients through a step-by-step, scientifically evidenced 12 week coaching programme?

Would you like help with marketing and referrals to build your business?

After you’ve completed the MyMT™ CPD course, you may like to explore becoming a certified MyMT™ Affiliate. This allows us to mentor you, so you can extend your business and support women going through menopause. Lifestyle practices are a rapidly growing sector in preventative health  and we would love you to become part of it.

Becoming a MyMT™ Affiliate Practitioner means lots of cool things! We will support you with:

  • Promotion: MyMT™ will promote you on our website and to our database of over 250,000 women. 
  • Affiliate programme: You can earn additional income by referring your clients to the MyMT™ Programmes.
  • Resources: MyMT™ has all the resources that you and your clients need to succeed, including a menopause screening form, symptoms quiz, food & nutrition guide and more.
  • Providing ongoing support: As a MyMT™ Practitioner, you will be a part of our online Facebook community. On here I will continue to share the latest women’s healthy aging research with you and you will be able to network with other MyMT™ Practitioners.

I am passionate about educating mid-life women about the lifestyle strategies that will help them feel fabulously healthy again. As I extend this passion and learning to health coaches and practitioners, I hope you can become part of the MyMT™ global affiliate practitioner community too. 

“I can’t tell you how excited I am that you are offering a professional training. I was honoured to speak alongside you at Menopause Month in The Women’s Well Being Collective. I have signed up for the training as I consider you and your work to be phenomenal.”

Nicole (Course Attendee)

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. 

 

 February Intake Sold Out

U.S. $1,997

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 I will meet with your class cohort via Zoom to answer any questions you may have. 

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. After graduating you may like to explore becoming a MyMT™ Affiliate Practitioner.