Are you looking for a rewarding career that helps people, employers, communities, healthcare systems and governments realize the power and potential of promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing disease and supporting wellness for all? If so, our Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Wellness and Health Promotion may be for you! Our program offers two areas of focus: workplace wellness or community health.
From enrolling into our program, getting help from our library or completing your degree, you can do everything online for this program.
Our program will help you turn YOUR passion for healthy lifestyles into a career. We will prepare you to enter the workforce as a wellness professional to work in a variety of settings, including the healthcare system, nonprofit organizations, corporations or government agencies. The following are potential career opportunities:
You are likely to succeed in the field of workplace or community wellness if you:
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If you choose the Workplace Wellness track, you will be prepared to design and implement wellness programs for both employers and employees using effective communication and program marketing skills.
If you choose the Community Health track, you will be prepared to advocate within health agencies and healthcare systems and connect individuals to available services and resources in communities.
Both options offer a foundation in wellness, health promotion, behavior change and health coaching and prepare you to complete the health coach certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or a similar professional certification.
Our curriculum allows you to gain this foundation while you also take courses in biology, psychology, human services, gerontology, marketing and management. Additionally, you will learn how to assess individuals and groups, as well as design high-quality wellness-based programs.
No matter which track you choose, you will be able to:
Yes! Our online program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce; however, there are transfer opportunities available. Our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes with us.
You can complete the entire program online through virtual learning.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.
Yes! With approximately 200 scholarships available through the HACC Foundation, you may be able to offset the cost of your HACC education. Visit hacc.edu/Scholarships for more information on how to apply for a scholarship.
HACC holds classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime online. When you submit your application, please include the unique program code 3610 to ensure you enroll in the correct program.