WELLNESS COACHING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department: Health and Physical Education

School: Health Sciences & Physical Wellness

CIP Code: 31.0504
MCC Program Code: WC01
NYSED Code (BRI): 38667
NYSED Code (DCC): 38668
Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
This program is designed for individuals who want to enter the new and emerging field of Wellness Coaching and Health Management. Wellness coaches facilitate the development of healthy goals including; lifestyle enhancement, healthy nutrition, improved physical activity and stress reduction. However, the Wellness Coach takes traditional fitness and wellness promotion one step further and actively assists clients in social advocacy, complementary therapies, meaning, purpose and life vision. Students will acquire a strong foundation in science as it relates to human movement and fitness, behavior change, and wellness. Additionally, students will develop skills in assessment and program planning, implementation and monitoring. Students will have the opportunity to earn Health and Wellness Coaching Certification at the local level. Mastery of skills and completion of this program will also help prepare students to become certified by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the field of Wellness Coaching and Management
2. Describe the role of comprehensive wellness in the context of behavior change within the field of Wellness Coaching and Management.
3. Assess client wellness within accepted professional standards and within the scope of practice.
4. Evaluate client history in the development of a comprehensive Wellness Program.
5. Evaluate client readiness in the development of a comprehensive Wellness Program
6. Implement comprehensive behavior change programs including the cognitive-, effective-, and psychomotor-learning domains.
7. Comply with professional standards, ethics, and applicable laws and regulations regarding the practice of Wellness Coaching.
8. Interpret current research in the discipline.
9. Engage in professional associations within the profession.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: Career Coach
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
HS Biology with a grade of C or better, or any lab-based Biology course numbered 120 or higher with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. MCC Level 8 Mathematics Placement.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HED 130 Foundation in Personal Health and Wellness 3
MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher 3
PPE 100 Introduction to Exercise Science 4
PEC 253 Stress Management 2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
BIO 134 Essential of Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
HED 207 Emotional Wellness 3
PPE 155 Sport Performance Coaching 3
HED 210 Integrative Health and Wellness 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
BIO 135 Essential of Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
PPE 208 Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology 3
PPE 240 Selected Topics: Theories in Presentation 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE 3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3
HED 208 Chronic and Communicable Disease OR HED 209 Drugs and Behavior 3
PPE 275 Physiology of Exercise 4
PSY 200 Behavior Modification 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR THE ARTS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE 3
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS61

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