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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 population health, wellness promotion, fitness enrichment, and performance enhancement. 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 Associate's degree. Successful completion of this program will prepare students for advanced certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association, the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) as well as others. 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.

Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate (Plan 21WC)

The Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of health and wellness coaching. Curricula are aligned with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) Program. Successful completion of required coursework will assist students with preparation necessary to complete their national board certification in health and wellness coaching (NBC-HWC). 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.

Massage Therapy Certificate (Plan 21MS)

The Massage Therapy Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to achieve entry level competencies as massage therapists in sports clinics, salons, spas, hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, wellness centers, and other health care and recreational settings. Successful completion of 3 prerequisite courses plus two semesters (9 month program is 2 semesters; 12 month program is 2 semesters plus summer session) in the CLC massage therapy program prepares students to complete the federal licensing exam (MBLEx). Students are then eligible to apply for licensure in Illinois and most other states.

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.

  • Kinesiology: Exercise Science Focus A.S. (Plan 11AB)
  • Kinesiology: Physical Education Focus A.A. (Plan 13AB)

Courses Offered

Physical activity, nutrition, complementary and integrative health care, contemporary health issues, principles of wellness coaching, experiential opportunities through practicum opportunities, and many more courses are available. Check courses on HWP (Health & Wellness Promotion) and KIN (Kinesiology).

For more information, please contact the Department Chair of the Health & Wellness Promotion, Kinesiology, and Massage Therapy Departments, Dr. Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu.



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