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Health and Wellness Program

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63-64 Credits│West Bend Campus│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.

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

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.

  • 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)