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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
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer or ACT) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Accuplacer benchmarks are Arithmetic, 90; Reading Comprehension, 90; Sentence Skills, 95. ACT benchmarks are Math, 18; Reading, 21; English, 21. Applicants not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan, full program or waitlist status will be granted. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact an 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 TIMESpring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017
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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/Wellness
3
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. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-546-101
Personal Wellness & Fitness
3
10-546-101 PERSONAL WELLNESS & FITNESS ...this course introduces the seven-dimension model of wellness. Learners will apply the seven dimensions of wellness to develop and implement a personal wellness plan. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Wellness & Health Promotion program) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-546-102
Chronic Diseases/Health Issues
3
10-546-102 CHRONIC DISEASES & HEALTH ISSUES ...addresses the incidence and cost of chronic diseases and other modern health issues. Study the four major causes of chronic disease (lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption). Emphasis is placed on the signs, symptoms, prevention and management of these disorders and health issues through behavior change and lifestyle wellness. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-806-177
Gen Anatomy & Physiology
4
10-806-177 GENERAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY ...overview of the human anatomy/physiology using a body-systems approach, emphasizing the interrelationships between form/function at the gross and microscopic levels. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Reading = 80 OR ACT-Reading = 17 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent AND 10-806-134, Gen Chem or other lab-based chemistry w “C” or better. Health Sciences programs may require a higher grade; refer to your plan for details.) 4 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-188
Developmental Psychology
3
10-809-188 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY...defines human development; examines theories; heredity and environmental effects; prenatal development and birth; evaluates biosocial, cognitive psychosocial development through the life span; aging, death, and dying. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
SECOND SEMESTER
10-546-103
Health & Nutrition
3
10-546-103 HEALTH & NUTRITION ...this course introduces the relationship and impact of nutrition and health. Learners will understand dietary guidelines and create and monitor nutrition plans. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-546-104
Intro to Wellness Coaching
3
10-546-104 INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS COACHING ...this course will introduce the concept of wellness coaching utilizing the seven dimensions of wellness model. Learners will apply wellness coaching principles to facilitate behavior and lifestyle change. (Prerequisite: 10-546-101, Personal Wellness & Fitness) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-546-105
Wellness Kinesiology
4
10-546-105 WELLNESS KINESIOLOGY ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of the musculoskeletal system and major muscle groups and their response to movement and exercise. Also introduces biomechanics, in regard to human movement, to gain a greater understanding of athletic performance and reduction of sport injuries. This course will help the learner understand the movements of action in the human body. (Prerequisite: 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology with a "B" or better) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-546-108
Wellness Practicum 1
3
10-546-108 WELLNESS PRACTICUM 1 ...provides students with a structured practicum experience applying wellness coaching and programming skills. (Prerequisite: 10-546-101, Personal Wellness & Fitness)
SEMESTER TOTAL
13
THIRD SEMESTER
10-546-106
Wellness Programming/Design
3
10-546-106 WELLNESS PROGRAMMING & DESIGN ...learners will design, develop, and deliver corporate and community wellness initiatives such as health risk assessments, wellness incentive programs, or health educational sessions. Learners will develop needs assessments, goals, objectives and evaluation measures with an emphasis on writing and presentation skills. (Prerequisite: 10-546-104, Introduction to Wellness Coaching; 10-116-110, Organizational Health and Wellness) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-546-107
Stress Management Techniques
2
10-546-107 STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ...understand the effects of stress on personal well-being. Learn, assess, and apply stress management techniques (relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing techniques, and other holistic methods) for personal and client utilization. (Prerequisite: 10-546-104, Introduction to Wellness Coaching) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
STUDENTS SELECT EXERCISE TRACK:
10-546-109
Exercise Physiology
3
10-546-109 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY ...develops an understanding of the functionality and responses of cardiovascular and strength training exercise on the human body. (Prerequisite: 10-546-105, Wellness Kinesiology & Pathology) Course Typically Offered: Spring
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10-546-110
Exercise/Performance Nutrition
3
10-546-110 EXERCISE & PERFORMANCE NUTRITION ...develops knowledge of how nutrition impacts performance and exercise. The course will examine nutritional and dietary fads, programs, and supplements. (Prerequisite: 10-546-103, Health & Nutrition) Course Typically Offered: Spring
OR COACHING TRACK:
10-546-111
Coaching & Interviewing Tech
3
10-546-111 COACHING & INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES ...apply listening and interviewing techniques to assess wellness levels and to facilitate health-related information exchange between the wellness practitioner and client. (Prerequisite: 10-546-104, Introduction to Wellness Coaching) Course Typically Offered: Spring
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10-546-112
Wellness Coaching Psychology
3
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. (Prerequisites: 10-546-104, Introduction to Wellness Coaching; 10-809-188, Developmental Psychology) Course Typically Offered: Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-546-113
Wellness Marketing/Technology
3
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) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-546-114
Wellness Practicum 2
3
10-546-114 WELLNESS PRACTICUM 2 ...provides students with an advanced practicum experience applying wellness coaching and programming skills. (Prerequisite: 10-546-108, Wellness Practicum 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-809-166
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
3
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-809-138
Exceptional Person
3
10-809-138 EXCEPTIONAL PERSON ...introduction to exceptional persons. Topics include cognitive disability, giftedness, learning disabilities, emotional disorders, visual/hearing impairments and various physical disabilities. Learning activities focus on educational, legal and personal life issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
STUDENTS SELECT EXERCISE TRACK:
10-546-115
Exercise Testing/Prescription
3
10-546-115 EXERCISE TESTING & PRESCRIPTION ...apply exercise theory to assess and develop interventional wellness-related exercise programs for individuals and groups. Assess exercise risk factors and implement safety measure to assure client safety. (Prerequisite: 10-546-109, Exercise Physiology) Course Typically Offered: Fall
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10-546-119
ACE Personal Trainer
1
10-546-119, ACE PERSONAL TRAINER ...builds on and expands the technical/coaching skills students developed in previous courses. Students manage all aspects of coaching an individual within the core concepts outlined in the program. Emphasizes coaching skills and competencies. Prepares student to demonstrate their skills in a formal examination. (Prerequisites: 10-546-109, Exercise Physiology; 10-546-110, Exercise and Performance Nutrition) Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR COACHING TRACK:
10-546-116
Coaching for Behavior Change
3
10-546-116 COACHING FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE ...utilize wellness coaching techniques to identify lifestyle issues or problems, set goals, motivate clients, track progress, and implement life-long behavior change. (Prerequisites: 10-546-111, Coaching & Interviewing Techniques; 10-546-112, Wellness Coaching Psychology) Course Typically Offered: Fall
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10-546-118
ACE Health Coach
1
10-546-118 ACE HEALTH COACH ...builds on and expands the technical/coaching skills students developed in previous courses. Students manage all aspects of coaching an individual within the core concepts outlined in the program. Emphasizes coaching skills and competencies. Prepares student to demonstrate their skills in a formal examination. (Prerequisites: 10-546-111, Coaching & Interviewing Techniques; 10-546-112, Wellness Coaching Psychology) Course Typically Offered: Fall
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 a current CPR card 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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