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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

    • $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

    • 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   


    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
    Semester 3
    546-132 Wellness Coaching and Interviewing 3
    546-134 Wellness Assessment Procedures Lab 3
    546-136 Wellness Consultation 3
    801-1xx Communication Course 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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 63

    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.