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health and wellness technician


    Program Number: 31-546-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: West Bend
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    The Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students for a career as a technician in a fitness facility, healthcare organization, insurance company, health risk assessment company, or holistic healthcare setting. The program focuses on wellness concepts, nutrition, human anatomy, theory/practice of fitness, customer service and healthcare technology systems. Upon completion of the technical diploma, students can become certified as an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and/or become Wisconsin state certified in the chiropractic health setting in therapies and radiography. The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Health and Wellness associate of applied science degree.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $33,592

    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

    • Learn how to create a culture of wellness within an organization.
    • Employ holistic wellness strategies to implement behavior modification and lifestyle change in clients.
    • Explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior modification.
    • 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

    • Fitness Trainer
    • Personal Trainer
    • Physical Therapy Aide
    • Chiropractic Technician
    • Chiropractic Radiologic Technician

    Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    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
    Total 15
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 30

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.