Award: Associate of Arts
The Wellness Management program is designed to prepare students to be managers in wellness and fitness settings. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and procedures essential to becoming a wellness and fitness professional.
National certification for personal training is available through the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), or the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA).
A coaching authorization is available from the Iowa Board of Education and allows individuals to coach K–12 sports in the state of Iowa. This coaching authorization requires classes covering coaching and first aid skills, and students completing the Wellness Management program will have these required credits completed and will be eligible to apply for their coaching authorization upon graduation.
Completion of the Associate of Arts Wellness Management Program does not guarantee certification from any of the organizations listed.
Students may enter the workforce upon completing this degree or continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Where will I get a job?
Career opportunities include health and wellness management in corporate fitness or health clubs or management in recreation settings such as YMCAs.
How much $ will I make?
The expected wage is $28,000 to $32,000 per year.
What kind of classes will I take?
Student will take physical education, exercise, science, nutrition, and management classes.
What’s unique about this program?
NCC has partnered with Buena Vista University to offer a 2 plus 2 partnership. Students can complete an Associate of Arts (Pre-Professional Wellness Management)