Health and Wellness Technician

Program Number: 31-546-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Moraine Park Technical College’s Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students for a career in the growing fitness or chiropractic care fields.

About the Program

Whether you’ve got a passion for helping people or want to make the gym your office, a career in the health and wellness industry is calling your name.

Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness Technician program focuses on wellness concepts, nutrition, human anatomy, theory/practice of fitness, customer service and health care technology systems. Students can choose an emphasis in fitness or chiropractic.

Upon completion of the technical diploma, students can become certified as an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and/or become Wisconsin state certified in the chiropractic health setting in therapies and radiography.

The best part? You can begin a career with a faster than average job growth rate in less than a year!

What You’ll Learn

In Moraine Park’s health and wellness technician program, students gain hands-on experience and learn up-to-date practices from instructors who currently work in the industry. Students learn how to create a culture of wellness within an organization, use holistic wellness strategies to guide behavior and lifestyle change in clients, and lead and evaluate personal and group fitness and strength training exercise sessions.

The program also prepares students with the knowledge they need to explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior changes, assist in patient education and office operations, and administer therapeutic modalities and radiographic imaging (chiropractic related course options).

The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Health and Wellness Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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
  • Learn how to create a culture of wellness within an organization.
  • Employ holistic wellness strategies to implement behavior modification and lifestyle change in clients.
  • Explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior modification.
  • 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
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Chiropractic Technician
  • Chiropractic Radiologic Technician
Admission Process


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    Transfer Opportunities

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    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Additional Information

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

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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 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
     
    Semester 2
    546-120Advanced Wellness Concepts3
    546-122Theory and Practice of Fitness3
    546-124Chiropractic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-126Strength Training and Group Fitness3
    546-128Chiropractic Radiologic Technician3
     - OR - 
    546-130Fitness Testing and Prescription3
    806-189Basic Anatomy3
     - OR - 
    806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
    Total15
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements30
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