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.


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
Semester 3
546-132 Wellness Coaching and Interviewing 3
546-134 Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab 3
546-136 Wellness Consultation 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
Semester 4
546-138 Health and Wellness Marketing and Promotion 3
546-140 Health and Wellness Internship 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 12
Required Elective Credits 6
Total Credits 63