Health and Wellness Technician

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/health-and-wellness-technician/

Program Number: 31-546-1
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Moraine Park Technical College’s Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students for a career in the growing fitness or chiropractic care fields.

About the Program

Whether you’ve got a passion for helping people or want to make the gym your office, a career in the health and wellness industry is calling your name.

Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness Technician program focuses on wellness concepts, nutrition, human anatomy, theory/practice of fitness, customer service and health care technology systems. Students can choose an emphasis in fitness or chiropractic.

Upon completion of the technical diploma, students can become certified as an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and/or become Wisconsin state certified in the chiropractic health setting in therapies and radiography.

The best part? You can begin a career with a faster than average job growth rate in less than a year!

What You’ll Learn

In Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness Technician program, students gain hands-on experience and learn up-to-date practices from instructors who currently work in the industry. Students learn how to create a culture of wellness within an organization, use holistic wellness strategies to guide behavior and lifestyle change in clients, and lead and evaluate personal and group fitness and strength training exercise sessions.

The program also prepares students with the knowledge they need to explain the causes of chronic disease and how to prevent and manage chronic disease through lifestyle and behavior changes, assist in patient education and office operations, and administer therapeutic modalities and radiographic imaging (chiropractic related course options).

The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Health and Wellness associate degree.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

State Licensure Disclosure:  Moraine Park’s Health and Wellness Technician program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation and licensure.