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Health & Wellness Coach Preparatory Program Certificate

Personal Trainer Preparatory Program Certificate

Health & Wellness Coach Preparatory Program Certificate

  • This certificate can be completed in 1 semester
  • This certificate is 16.5 credit hours

COM 1250 - Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.

COM 2300 - Provides a global view of communication across cultures and brings an awareness of how perception, language, race, verbal, and nonverbal communication impact our behaviors, messages, and interactions. Emphasis is on developing effective and ethical cross-cultural communication skills, while also building an appreciation for different cultures.

Explores differences based on race, ethnicity, social class, gender, age, ability status, and sexual identity. Critically examines the dynamics of intergroup relations and how social construction of these differences can lead to patterns of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality nationally and globally.

Explores the six components of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and occupational. Topics include health risks, wellness behaviors, and personal behavior change in the areas of nutrition; exercise; substance abuse; stress management; cardiovascular and cancer risk factors; the aging process; and violence, death, and dying in our society. Provides tools to complete self-assessments and develop a wellness program for a healthier lifestyle across a lifespan.

Focuses on behavioral change strategies and goal setting for adopting a healthier lifestyle with emphasis on exercise, physical activity, stress management, and nutrition. Methods of coaching topics include how to overcome obstacles that impede success. This course is geared towards the health and fitness professional.

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve, and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Provides training in lifesaving skills for responding to first aid and cardiopulmonary emergencies. This course provides the skills and knowledge for the 2-year certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

  • PED 141 - Pilates I 
  • PED 142 - Pilates II
  • PED 143 - Yoga I
  • PED 144 - Yoga II
  • PED 161 - Tai Chi I
  • PED 162 - Tai Chi II

Personal Trainer Preparatory Program Certificate

  • This certificate can be completed in 1 semester
  • This certificate is 18.5 credit hours

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve, and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Explores the six components of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and occupational. Topics include health risks, wellness behaviors, and personal behavior change in the areas of nutrition; exercise; substance abuse; stress management; cardiovascular and cancer risk factors; the aging process; and violence, death, and dying in our society. Provides tools to complete self-assessments and develop a wellness program for a healthier lifestyle across a lifespan.

Provides training in lifesaving skills for responding to first aid and cardiopulmonary emergencies. This course provides the skills and knowledge for the 2-year certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Introduces the discipline of kinesiology, including the effects of physical activity and exercise on the human physiology and human experience. The course also explores career options including expectations of professionals in the field.

Focuses on preparing students to lead a variety of group exercise classes with an entry-level skill set encompassing a variety of choreographed or non-choreographed activities. Classes may include aerobics (step and floor), mind body (yoga/pilates), or specialty (kickboxing, stability ball, senior classes, and boot camp).

Focuses on the concepts of improved performance in all fitness areas. Emphasis is placed on how carbohydrates, fat, and protein impact performance, and the relationship between metabolism and weight for all populations. Addresses unhealthy diets, eating patterns, and behavior modifications to change negative food relationships within a variety of populations.

Provides knowledge and skills to prepare for a nationally recognized personal training certification. The course includes the development and implementation of exercise programs for healthy populations, and for individuals with medical clearance to exercise.

FULL-TIME 4 SEMESTER COURSE SCHEDULE - Health, Wellness, & Fitness AAS

  • Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor
  • Math Requirements: Students should place into MAT 1140 or MAT 1260
  • English Requirements: Students should place into ENG 1021 or ENG 1020
  • Certificate options are also available - Program Options 

  • BIO 1004 - Biology: A Human Approach (4) OR BIO 1111 - General College Biology I w/ Lab: SC1 (5)
  • COM 1150 - Public Speaking (3) OR COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication (3) OR COM 2300 - Intercultural Communication: SS3 (3)
  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I: CO1 (3) OR ENG 1020 - Technical Writing I: CO1 (3)
  • MAT 1140 - Career Math (3) OR MAT 1260 - Introduction to Statistics: MA1 (3)
  • SOC 2018 - Sociology of Diversity: SS3 (3)

Total: 16-17 Credit Hours

  • PSY 1001 - General Psychology I: SS3 (3)
  • MAR 1060 - Customer Service (3)
  • HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition (3)
  • HWE 1064 - Weight Management and Exercise (2)
  • HWE 1062 - Health & Wellness (3)
  • HWE 1005 - AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED (.5)

Total: 14.5 Credit Hours

  • HWE 1061 - Fitness & Wellness (2) 
  • HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Science (3)
  • HWE 1019 - Skills & Methods of Teaching Fitness Instruction (3)
  • HWE 2060 - Sports Nutrition & Body Composition (3)
  • HWE 1068 - Certified Personal Trainer Prep Course (3)

Total: 14 Credit Hours

  • HWE 2064 - Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • Electives (13) - Please meet with an advisor to ensure that the electives chosen will apply for the Health, Wellness, & Fitness AAS Degree

Total: 16 Credit Hours