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.

Number Title Crs
Semester 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
 
Semester 2
546-120 Advanced Wellness Concepts 3
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 Radiologic Technician 3
 - OR - 
546-130 Fitness Testing and Prescription 3
806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
 - OR - 
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
Total 15
 
Total Credits 30
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