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    health and wellness technician

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      Program Number: 31-546-1
      School Year: 2018-2019
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: West Bend

      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

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Admission Process

      • Submit the college admission application.   
      • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
      • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
      • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   

      Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

      Gainful Employment

      The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

      Gainful Employment Data

      Courses

      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
      890-101**College 1012
      Total15
       
      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
      Total15
       
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements30

      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.