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Health and Wellness

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Program Number: 10-546-3
School Year: 2017-2018
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: West Bend

Program Description

The Health and Wellness associate degree program is designed for students who want to learn how to coach clients in developing healthy lifestyle habits, including: nutrition, managing daily stress, and becoming more physically active. You will have the option to train for a career as a wellness coach and personal trainer or chiropractic technician. Your education prepares you for entry-level employment in fitness facilities, health care organizations, insurance companies, and other corporate and community environments.

The program will be comprised of a progressive career pathway transitioning from a Health and Wellness Technician technical diploma          --> Health and Wellness associate degree. 

As a student moves toward completion of the program, he/she can become certified as an ACE Health/Wellness Coach, ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Chiropractic Technician, and Chiropractic Radiographic Technician, expanding your options for employment opportunities and career growth.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $37,440

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Employ holistic wellness coaching strategies to implement behavior modification and lifestyle change in clients.
  • Perform health and wellness assessments including fitness testing, body composition assessment, blood pressure screening, diet analysis, and health risk assessments.
  • Explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior modification.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate corporate, community, or individual wellness plans.
  • Assess personal fitness levels and prescribe exercise intervention plans.
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate health and wellness educational sessions to small and large groups.
  • Analyze key behaviors and implement social marketing campaigns designed to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Assist in patient education and office operations.
  • Lead and evaluate personal and group fitness and strength training exercise sessions. (Fitness emphasis)
  • Administer therapeutic modalities and radiographic imaging. (Chiropractic emphasis)

Career Opportunities

  • Wellness/Health Coach
  • Health and Fitness Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator
  • Customer Care Specialist
  • Community Health Educator
  • Chiropractic Technician
  • Physical Therapy Aide

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • A Criminal Background Check is required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

Gainful Employment Data

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
501-104 Culture of Healthcare 2
501-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 2
546-110 Natural Wellness Concepts 3
546-112 Nutrition for Health and Wellness 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 15
 
Term 2
546-122 Theory and Practice of Fitness 3
546-124 Chiropractic Technician 3
 - OR - 
546-126 Strength Training and Group Fitness 3
546-128 Chiropractic Radiographic Technician 3
 - OR - 
546-130 Fitness Testing and Prescription 3
806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
546-120 Advanced Wellness Concepts 3
Total 15
 
Term 3
546-132 Wellness Coaching and Interviewing 3
546-134 Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab 3
546-136 Wellness Consultation 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
 
Term 4
546-138 Health and Wellness Marketing and Promotion 3
546-140 Health and Wellness Internship 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 12
 
Required Elective Credits 6
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 63

General Education Options

View the Health and Wellness General Education Course Options.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Additional Program Requirements

First aid and BLS/CPR needs to be completed before taking Health and Wellness Internship.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.