Wellness Management

Wellness Management General Info

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.

Award

  • Associate of Arts

Length

  • Four Semesters

Student Profile

  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Interest in wellness and fitness

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FIRST SEMESTER17
ENG105-AComposition I3
HIS110-AWestern Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern3
PEH115-AWellness Education3
BIO165-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO167-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
MAT110-AMath for Liberal Arts3
SDV108-AThe College Experience1
SECOND SEMESTER14
BIO151-ANutrition3
ENG106-AComposition II3
PEA102-AAerobic Fitness1
PEA187-AWeight Training1
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
PHI105-AIntroduction to Ethics3
THIRD SEMESTER17
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management3
HIS111-AWestern Civilization: Early Modern to Present3
LIT101-AIntroduction to Literature3
SOC110-AIntroduction to Sociology3
PEC126-AAthletic Injury Prevention2
FOURTH SEMESTER15
PSY121-ADevelopmental Psychology3
PHI101-AIntroduction to Philosophy3
PEC108-ASports and Society3
MMS101-AMass Media3
MKT110-APrinciples of Marketing3

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.

More Information

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Career options include health and wellness management in corporate fitness or health clubs or management in recreation settings such as YMCAs.
The expected salary is $28,000 to $32,000 per year.
Student will take physical education, exercise, science, nutrition, and management classes.
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 Story Maria Van Den Top

“The instructors are always willing to help you, even outside of class. I enjoy working at the LLRC and teaching people how to lift properly. It’s great to see members as they progress in their fitness goals.”

Wellness Management student
Alvord, IA

Wellness Management Student

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

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Robert Hoting

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