Wellness Coaching and Health Management
- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Health and Physical Education
Coach others to greater health and wellness
Monroe Community College’s Wellness Coaching and Health Management A.S. degree prepares you for a field with a robust 13% annual growth rate!* Professionals in health and wellness coaching often work as part of a team that includes other health care professionals and fitness experts. Together, you’ll focus on helping clients increase day-to-day productivity and vitality, prevent disease, and reach their individual fitness goals. You’ll find rewarding work educating and guiding others in clinics, corporations, and fitness clubs such as:
- UR Health
- Gold’s Gym
- Lifetime Health
Learn a holistic approach to the science and psychology of healthy living
Through classroom, lab and field experiences, you’ll study the many physical and emotional aspects of health and wellness. You’ll strengthen communication skills essential to this client-centered field. And you’ll leave ready for entry-level positions (such as Fitness Instructor) or further study leading to a wide variety of job titles in public health or private practice, including:
- Wellness Specialist
- Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
- Public Health Educator
Students pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree may apply to SUNY Oswego’s Wellness Management B.S. degree program.
Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with MCC’s Wellness Coaching and Health Management A.S. degree. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
*Faster than average rate of 13% per year through 2024, compared to the average of 7% for all other occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
WELLNESS COACHING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department:Health and Physical Education
School(s): Health Sciences & Physical WellnessMCC Program Code: WC01
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.
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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.
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|MTH 160 Statistics I OR MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences|
|HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness|
|PPE 100 Introduction to Sports Science|
|PEC 253 Stress Management|
First Semester Total:
|BIO 134 Essential of Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR BIO 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|HED 207 Emotional Wellness|
|HED 210 Integrative Health and Wellness|
|PPE 155 Sport Performance Coaching|
|PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science|
Second Semester Total:
|BIO 135 Essential of Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|PPE 208 Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology|
|PPE 240 Practicum in Professional Skills|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE|
|HED 115 Death and Dying OR HEG 215 Global Health and Culture OR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATION (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE|
Third Semester Total:
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|BUS 104 Introduction to Business|
|HED 208 Chronic and Communicable Disease OR|
HED 209 Drugs and Behavior
|PPE 275 Physiology of Exercise|
|PSY 200 Behavior Modification|
|PPE 271 Issues and Perspectives in Wellness, Sport and Exercise OR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) OR|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC)
Fourth Semester Total: