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Continuing Education

NBC-HWC’s must complete 36 hours of continuing education related to health and wellness coaching every three years.  Monroe Community College is an ICHWC approved provider of continuing education hours.  The following courses are offered for ICHWC Continuing Education Credit.  All courses offer college credit, are transferable, and may be applied to the Wellness Coaching and Health Management AS degree program at Monroe Community College.

Continuing Education Courses

Only the sections listed may be used for ICHWC Continuing Education Credit.

3 Credits (45 hours CE)

As the demand for enhanced sport and exercise performance continues and the focus on Wellness grows, the cognitive or mental aspects within sport, activity and wellness are being exposed. Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology has evolved through this need. Specifically, this course will relate the application of conventional psychological areas (personality, motivation, aggression, etc.) to the arena of wellness, exercise and sport. The focus on psychological skills as applied to performance and wellness is an essential element of this ever-changing field.

4 Credits  (60 hours CE)

Designed to explore professional issues within the field of sport science. Topics such as sociological issues, physiology of exercise, and therapeutic exercise as they affect sport and sport participation will be explored.

Designed to provide an enhanced fitness and wellness experience. The content includes the assessment of present fitness level and the development and practice of a balanced, individualized physical fitness program. Additionally, the course provides a theory based and practical experience in Stress Management and explores the roles of Stress and Exercise on Wellness. The online section(s) of this class require outside physical activity and testing. Students taking PEC 250 may take one, but not both, of the following courses in addition to this course: PEC 148PEC 253.

4 Credits (60 hours CE)

A course designed to expose the student to the components of the sport sciences, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sport medicine, and sport technology as they relate to human exercise. Students will apply the integration of physical fitness principles and health components to formulate a personal wellness plan relative to their needs. This class includes both theory and practice through a lecture and laboratory experience.

2 Credits (30 hours CE)

A course designed to make the student aware of stress and how it can affect his/her quality of life. It will provide methods for identifying stressors and strategies to effectively manage them. Students will be able to construct a personalized life style management program.

2 Credits  (30 hours CE)

This course is designed to identify factors that contribute to the most common lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression), and common infectious diseases (influenza, STI and HIV). Health promotion and disease prevention measures will be discussed with focus on nutrition, physical activity, emotional wellness, stress management, personal choices and behavior. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a balanced health and wellness plan.

3 Credits  (45 hours CE)

This course is designed to inform the student about the issue of chemical dependencies. Basic pharmacology and the effects of different psychoactive substances on the human body and how they affects physical and psychological health and wellness. The biological, psychological and sociological reasons for drug-seeking behavior will be discussed. Treatment, recovery, and prevention methods will be studied for effectiveness in physical health and wellness Topics pertaining to both legal and illegal drug use, abuse and dependency will be covered. This will be accomplished using lectures, class discussions and reaction papers. The student upon completion will be able to develop his or her own personal health and wellness plan to live a substance abuse free life