Technical Diploma│1 Year│30-31 Credits│West Bend Campus│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.
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.
Career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Fitness Trainer
- Personal Trainer
- Gym Technician
- Physical Therapy Aide
- Chiropractic Technician
- Chiropractic Radiologic Technician
Earn a certificate, technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.
Please visit the Program Catalog for the latest course requirements.
|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|
|546-120||Advanced Wellness Concepts||3|
|546-122||Theory and Practice of Fitness||3|
or Strength Training and Group Fitness
|Chiropractic Radiologic Technician
or Fitness Testing and Prescription
or General Anatomy and Physiology
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
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State Certification Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements to pursue certification to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations,
or certification for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about certification.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.