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    health and wellness


      Program Number: 10-546-3
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      The Health and Wellness associate degree program is designed for students who want to learn how to coach clients in developing healthy lifestyle habits, including: nutrition, managing daily stress, and becoming more physically active. You will have the option to train for a career as a wellness coach and personal trainer or chiropractic technician. Your education prepares you for entry-level employment in fitness facilities, health care organizations, insurance companies, and other corporate and community environments.

      The program will be comprised of a progressive career pathway transitioning from a Health and Wellness Technician technical diploma          --> Health and Wellness associate degree. 

      As a student moves toward completion of the program, he/she can test to become certified as an ACE Health Coach, ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, or can qualify to become WI state certified as a Chiropractic Technician and/or Chiropractic Radiographic Technician, expanding your options for employment opportunities and career growth.

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $37,440

      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

      • 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

      1. Visit the Admissions Page for details
      2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
        1. Criminal Background Check   


      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
      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
      Semester 3
      546-132Wellness Coaching and Interviewing3
      546-134Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab3
      546-136Wellness Consultation3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      Semester 4
      546-138Health and Wellness Marketing and Promotion3
      546-140Health and Wellness Internship3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Required Elective Credits6
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

      Institutional Requirements

      ** The credits for 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

      Additional Program Requirements

      First aid and BLS/CPR needs to be completed before taking Health and Wellness Internship.

      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.