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health and wellness

    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

    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

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    501-104Culture of Healthcare2
    501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2
    546-110Natural Wellness Concepts3
    546-112Nutrition for Health and Wellness3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Total15
     
    Term 2
    546-122Theory and Practice of Fitness3
    546-124Chiropractic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-126Strength Training and Group Fitness3
    546-128Chiropractic Radiographic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-130Fitness Testing and Prescription3
    806-189Basic Anatomy3
    546-120Advanced Wellness Concepts3
    Total15
     
    Term 3
    546-132Wellness Coaching and Interviewing3
    546-134Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab3
    546-136Wellness Consultation3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Term 4
    546-138Health and Wellness Marketing and Promotion3
    546-140Health and Wellness Internship3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total12
     
    Required Elective Credits6
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

    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.

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    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.