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Associate in Applied Science Degree

Health and Wellness Promotion A.A.S. (Plan 21WA)

The focus of the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Health and Wellness Promotion (HWP) is to empower students to help others through prevention of illness, injury, and disease by effective application of principles and practices of holistic coaching. It also provides an opportunity for various health career certificate-seeking students to continue their education in a general health studies capacity and earn an associates degree. Successful completion of this program will prepare students for advanced certifications through the American College of Sports medicine, Wellcoaches Corporation, and the International Coach Federation. The associate degree program is approved by the National Wellness Institute.

Certificates

Personal Training Certificate (Plan 21WB)

The Personal Training certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge skills and experience necessary to seek out and maintain viable employment in the health and fitness industry. Curricula are aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Program. Students will also be encouraged to take the ACSM-CPT examination upon successful completion of program coursework. Certificates provide students with concentrated course work to develop skills needed for career advancement.

Wellness Coaching Certificate (Plan 21WC)

The Wellness Coaching Certificate Program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of wellness and life coaching. Successful completion of required coursework will assist students with preparation necessary to complete their national certification in wellness or life coaching. It will also enable students to utilize acquired knowledge and skills to enhance existing professional responsibilities. Certificates provide students with concentrated course work to develop skills needed for career advancement.

Gainful Employment Information

Associate Transfer Degrees

The transfer degree is typically completed in two years and provides the foundation for a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution.

  • Physical Education A.A. (Plan 13AB)
  • Recreation A.A. (Plan 13AB)

Courses Offered

Personal activity, complementary and alternative medicine, contemporary health, and many more courses are available. Be sure to check courses in both PED (Physical Education) and HWP (Health and Wellness Promotion).

PED 121 Total Fitness

Enroll in Total Fitness and work out on your own and earn college credit.

View the PED 121 Total Fitness flier (PDF) for course specifics.

A list of approved workout facilities is available from the Total Fitness lead instructor. Students may also petition to have their own workout facility added to the approved list.

For more information, please contact either the Total Fitness Lead Instructor, Kristina Watanabe at kwatanabe1@clcillinois.edu or the Department Chair of the Physical Education Department, Dr. Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or 847-543-2029.



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