Health and Wellness

Program Number: 10-546-3
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

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.

 

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Additional Program Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
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
  • 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

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Criminal Background Check

Additional Program Requirements
First aid and BLS/CPR needs to be completed before taking Health and Wellness Internship.
Transfer Opportunities
  1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
  2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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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
890-101College 1012
Total 15
 
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
Total 15
 
Semester 3
546-132Wellness Coaching and Interviewing3
546-134Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab3
546-136Wellness Consultation3
801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
Total 15
 
Semester 4
546-138Health and Wellness Marketing and Promotion3
546-140Health and Wellness Internship3
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
Total 12
 
Required Elective Credits6
Total Credits63
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