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Wellness Management

Award: Associate of Arts Length: Four Semesters


 
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 options 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 salary 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)
Student Profile
• Excellent people and communication skills
• Interest in wellness and fitness

First Semester


17

Course #               Title
Credits
ENG105-A Composition I
3
HIS 110-A
Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
3
PEH115-A Wellness Education
3
BIO165-A
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIO167-A
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1
MAT110-A
Math for Liberal Arts
3
SDV108-A
The College Experience
1


Second Semester


14

     
BIO151-A
Nutrition
3
ENG106-A
Composition II 3
PEA102-A Aerobic Fitness
1
PEA187-A
Weight Training
1
PSY111-A
Introduction to Psychology
3
PHI105-A
Introduction to Ethics
3


Third Semester


17

     
SPC112-A
Public Speaking
3
MGT101-A
Principles of Management
3
HIS111-A WesternCivilization: Early Modern to Present
3
LIT101-A
Introduction to Literature
3
SOC110-A
Introduction to Sociology
3
PEC126-A
Athletic Injury Prevention
2


Fourth Semester


15

     
PSY121-A
Developmental Psychology
3
PHI101-A
Introduction to Philosophy
3
PEC108-A
Sports and Society
3
MMS101-A
Mass Media
3
MKT110-A
Principles of Marketing
3


National certification for personal training is available through the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACAM), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), or the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA).

Completion of the Associate of Arts – Wellness Management Program does not guarantee certification from any of the organizations listed.

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.
 


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712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance