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Wellness & Health Promotion Associate Degree

Program Code: 105461

For you, wellness is a way of life. What if you could motivate others to make healthy choices and improve their well-being? And earn a living doing what you love? With this associate degree program, you’ll get ready for a career as a wellness coach, exercise trainer, or health promotion specialist. You’ll prepare for employment in health care organizations, insurance companies, corporate environments, fitness facilities, and other health, home, and community settings. Plus, you’ll learn to inspire people to implement positive lifestyle changes.

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the Wellness and Health Promotion program will have the potential for employment in a corporate, community, fitness, or healthcare setting as a:

• Wellness/Health Coach

• Health and Fitness Specialist

• Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator

• Personal Trainer

• Customer Care Specialist

• Community Health Educator

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Requirements for Program Entry

• REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM APPLICATION
• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Admissions Assessment or equivalent or ACT assessment taken with the last five years. (For a list of equivalents, please contact a Counselor.)
• Two semesters High School, or one semester in College of: Algebra and Chemistry (with a lab component). All required course grades must be completed with a "C" or better.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Exercise Track or the Coaching Track. The first two semesters for each track are identical. Students will have the opportunity to change their track prior to the third semester, where track-specific courses are introduced.
• REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM ENTRY
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• Attend mandatory program orientation and welcome week.
• Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
• Complete a Functional Abilities Inventory.

Suggested Skills for Success

Students are expected to have entry-level computer skills. It is recommended that students complete basic computer skills coursework if deficient in this area.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESummer 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Wellness & Health Promotion associate of applied science degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-116-110 ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS ...introduces the student to the concepts involved in organizational wellness programs and the impact from a financial and human asset standpoint. Learners will research wellness programs, develop proposed systems for district-based organizations, and calculate projected cost savings from the implementation of these programs. Insurance principles will also be examined by the learner.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...presents learners with exposure to the language of responsibility with an emphasis on two tracks-soft (employability) and learning skills to enhance lifelong learning in academic, career, and personal settings. Course curriculum provides application and reflection of On Course strategies and vocabulary emphasizing the value of a growth mindset. Students should take this course during the first semester of college.
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
OR COACHING TRACK:
AND
10-546-112 WELLNESS COACHING PSYCHOLOGY ...develops an understanding of various psychological factors in the causes and treatment of chronic disease. Emphasis will be placed on factors leading to poor health choices and resistance to lifestyle change. (Prerequisite: 10-546-104, Introduction to Wellness Coaching)
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-546-113 WELLNESS MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY ...create and develop wellness marketing and promotion strategies to enhance customer and client participation in individual and group related wellness programming opportunities. Utilize technology and social media to promote wellness initiatives. (Prerequisite: 10-546-106, Wellness Programming & Design)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
66
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-546-XXX courses. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.
. No final grade lower than a "B" is acceptable in General Anatomy & Physiology. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "B" in this course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

Program Outcomes

• Utilize the dimensions of wellness to coordinate health and wellness events.
• 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.
• Employ holistic wellness coaching strategies to implement behavior modification and lifestyle change in clients.
• Assess personal fitness levels and prescribe exercise intervention plans.
• Lead and evaluate personal and group exercise sessions.
• Develop, deliver, and evaluate health and wellness educational sessions to small and large groups.
• Analyze key behaviors and implement social marketing campaigns designed promote healthy lifestyles.
• Create a culture of wellness among key customer groups.

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Clinical Experience

• Students will be required to purchase a uniform, provide their own transportation to assigned sites, and cover any other expenses related to clinical experiences. Students may be expected to travel distances and participate in weekend rotations.
• Students are required to complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course prior to clinical experiences. Students are required to maintain certification to comply with affiliating agency requirements.
• Students will be required to submit immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
• Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine.
• Students may be required to complete drug testing and/or finger printing by clinical agencies.

Note

The Wellness and Health Promotion program incorporates an emphasis in either Wellness Coaching or Exercise Science. Students will need to declare their emphasis of choice during the 2nd semester.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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