Health & Wellness Promotion

Health & Wellness Promotion

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Are you looking to make a career out of your interest in wellness? MSTC’s new Health and Wellness program may be the best fit for you!

As a Health and Wellness Promotion program graduate, you will be groomed to design, develop, and implement health and wellness promotion activities with the goal of maximizing quality of life and reducing or preventing the occurrence and recidivism of illness and injury.  Graduates will also support individuals, organizations, and communities with health and wellness initiatives, and implement and maintain lifestyle change through educational campaigns incorporating health and wellness promotion concepts and behavior modification interventions. 

Growing interest in the promotion of health and wellness as a means to prevent and combat acute and chronic illness has led to expanding career opportunities.  The Affordable Care Act is expected to further increase demand for individuals who can support health and wellness related programming to prevent and treat disease. 

As a new program in 2014-15, the MSTC Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to students who enroll and begin program coursework in Fall Semester of 2014, visit the Foundation scholarship page between May 1 and August 1 for an online application.

The Health and Wellness Promotion program is available primarily online and therefore not location dependent.

Jobs

  • 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

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10544103 Healthy Aging 3.00
10546100 Essential Concepts for Health and Wellness 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or-
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
10546101 Nutrition for Healthy Living 3.00
10546102 Behavior Change for Wellness 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or-
10801198 Speech 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10544102 Physical Aspects of Aging 3.00
10546103 Principles of Physical Conditioning 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 4
10104102 Marketing Principles 4.00
10546104 Population Health & Wellness 3.00
10546105 Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation 3.00
10546106 Health & Wellness Practicum 2.00
Elective 3.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 61