Continuing Education

Health and Wellness Coach (National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching)

A National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) must complete 36 hours of continuing education related to health and wellness coaching every three years. The following courses are offered for NBHWC 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.

Wellness Coaching and Health Management, AS Program

Continuing Education Courses

National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching

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

PPE 208 - Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology

3 Credits

As the demand for enhanced physical performance continues and the focus on Wellness grows, the cognitive or mental aspects within wellness and physical activity is exposed. Wellness, Exercise, and Sport 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 and physical activity. The application of psychological skills to performance and wellness is also an essential element of this ever-changing field.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

PPE 271 - Issues and Perspectives in Wellness, Sport and Exercise

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.

PEC 250 SL1 - Fitness and Wellness

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.

PPE 100 SL1 - Introduction to Sport Science

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.

PEC 253 SL2 - Stress Management

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.

HED 110 - Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles

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.

HED 209 SL1, HED 209 SL2 - Drugs and Behavior

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