Health and Wellness

  • Beginning fall 2021, all Health and Human Services students participating in off-site clinical placements must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Moraine Park Technical College establishes our student vaccination/immunization requirements by aligning with the requirements of the most restrictive health agency utilized for clinical placements.
  • All students participating in clinical must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination prior to being allowed at an off-site clinical location. Dependent upon the agency placed, a student may be able to receive a health/religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Failure to vaccinate may impact the ability to progress in your chosen health program.
  • If you have questions or need a health/religious exemption, please contact Danielle Rhoads. Approval of an MPTC Exception does not ensure that you will receive approval from your assigned clinical/internship site, as their exception standards may differ from those used by MPTC.
  • Please note: Off-site clinical/practicum experiences, vaccine and masking mandates, or course delivery formats may change on short notice.

Pursue your passion for helping people promoting health and fitness—become a wellness coach, personal trainer or chiropractic technician in two years or less with a Health and Wellness degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Whether you have 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 associate degree program is designed for students who want to learn how to coach clients in developing healthy lifestyle habits through proper nutrition, managing daily stress and becoming more physically active. Students can choose career pathways as a wellness coach and personal trainer or chiropractic technician.

Upon completion, 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 two years!

What You’ll Learn

In Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness 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.

Upon completion of the Health and Wellness program, students will know how to 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.  Students will also learn to analyze key behaviors and implement social marketing campaigns designed to promote healthy lifestyles.

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.

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