Health & Wellness PromotionAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Health and wellness are increasingly recognized as essential components of a strong society and economy. With today’s rising medical costs, it’s also increasingly clear that the health of individual Americans affects society as a whole. Health and wellness professionals are the agents of change in an important movement that is here to stay.
A Closer Look
Health and wellness promotion experts educate communities in the skills needed to maintain personal health. They emphasize improvements in diet, exercise, behavior, and even attitudes. Their goal is to impact society at the individual, organizational, and community levels, where it has the greatest impact.
Their work often involves organizing and motivating communities to work toward health goals, designing corporate or other private wellness promotion programs, and studying public programs that promote healthy living.
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Health and Wellness Promotion graduates possess a strong foundation in health and wellness concepts across the lifespan. They have the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement health and wellness promotion activities that seek to maximize quality of life and reduce or prevent illness and injury.
The program will prepare you to support individuals, organizations, and communities with health and wellness initiatives. You will also learn to design, develop, and promote wellness programs and initiatives through a variety of educational campaigns, promotion concepts, and modification interventions. This program is primarily online.
- Behavior Modification Specialist
- Community Engagement Specialist
- Community Health Worker
- Fitness Manager
- Health Guide
- Health Promoter
- Health Promotion Coordinator
- Prevention Specialist
- Well-Being Specialist
- Wellness Coach
The instructors in the Health and Wellness Promotion program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Dr. Engelbright earned her doctor of nursing practice degree in systems leadership from Walden University. A nurse by trade, she has worked with older adults in long-term care and the maternal child health population in public health. To keep her skills current she participates in population health-focused boards and coalitions in the Mid-State district and maintains her wellness practitioner certification through the National Wellness Institute.
“I love to see students maximizing their potential in everyday class interactions and applying their new-found knowledge to further the health of their own community.”
Dr. Krause has a PhD in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University. In addition to teaching at several colleges in the past, she has over a decade of experience working in clinical settings. Dr. Krause is dedicated to being a lifelong learner by regularly attending continuing education workshops and participating in professional conferences.
“I am inspired when students’ lives are positively impacted through the knowledge and understanding gained in classes here at Mid-State—in ways that go well beyond the classroom.”