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Earn a Certificate Designed for Fast-Paced Success in Health and Wellness
Take the next step in creating a healthier community with the online Certificate in Health & Wellness from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC). This program delivers career-ready skills for nutrition and personal training programs, health organizations, fitness centers and more. In just nine months, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles and gain the credential for advanced study in the field.
A Growing Demand for Health and Wellness Professionals
Discover the opportunities that await those with professional skills in health and wellness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 65,000 new positions for fitness trainers alone are created annually, with the number of related occupations growing just as fast.1 With the online Health & Wellness certificate program, you’ll become an in-demand professional in nine months
6 Total Courses
3 Credits per Course
The online Certificate in Health & Wellness offers accelerated courses taught by faculty with real experience within the health and wellness field. With personalized attention from your educators, you’ll explore health issues throughout the lifespan, nutrition and fitness. You’ll also complete a capstone project on community health.
This course covers the basic principles of nutrition, including the study of dietary nutrients, and the effect of inadequate, excessive, or deficient levels on human health across the lifespan. The use of food analysis tools, including tables and labels will also be examined. Additional topics may include: nutrition-related disorders, special diet, ethnicity and impact on food choice, nutritional requirements during different stages of life.
This course teaches students how to develop a fitness program that complements a healthy, well lifestyle throughout the lifespan. The student will explore the basic principles of fitness and design an exercise program, articulating how being physically active regardless of age or physical disability relates in a healthier you.
This course focuses on health and wellness, safety, exercise and nutritional factors for promoting optimal growth and development of children through the teen years utilizing the seven dimensions of health and wellness. Childhood illnesses and health conditions, health assessment tools and measures, safety strategies, personal hygiene, emotional wellness, nutrition and exercise will be examined.
Prerequisite: HSW 200, HSW 300
This course investigates personal health and wellness topics of particular interest to women today. The physical and psychological aspects of illness and wellness are pursued through such topics as nutrition, eating disorders, hormonal changes, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, addictions, malignancies, osteoporosis, and related issues utilizing the seven dimensions of health and wellness.
Prerequisite: HSW 200, HSW 300
This course examines various aspects of male health paying particular attention to wellness and disease prevention utilizing the seven dimensions of health and wellness. Health screenings appropriate to males will be discussed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the starting point for reviewing statistics of male health issues and for the investigation of identifying strategies and interventions to assist in male health and wellness over the lifespan.
Prerequisite: HSW 200, HSW 300
This course will provide the student the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge learned in previous courses by applying the knowledge in the development of a comprehensive plan of wellness resulting in a healthier community. This plan will address a holistic approach to general health, prevention, early screening, exercise, nutrition and emotional well-being across the lifespan utilizing the seven dimensions of health and wellness.
Prerequisite: HSW 200, HSW 300, HSW 351, HSW 352, and HSW 353 OR HHS 100, PSY 205, PSY 206, PSY 346, and SCI 204
Why Earn Your Human Services & Rehabilitation Certificate Online?
The online Certificate in Health & Wellness program offers foundational skills for career success in a field dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. This program is delivered entirely online by industry experts through a virtual classroom and can be completed in just nine months. You’ll receive personalized instruction and the schedule flexibility to prioritize your education while maintaining your other responsibilities.
TAWC’s online certificate programs are eligible for financial aid and provide the credentials required for various entry-level jobs within the field. You can complete the program by itself or with a bachelor’s degree to widen your career options after graduation.
By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:
- Apply nutrition principles in designing food plans over the lifespan to foster a healthy community
- Design appropriate physical fitness plans over the lifespan addressing age and physical ability
- Utilize appropriate health screening tools fostering health prevention and wellness through early detection
- Utilize the seven-dimension health and wellness model
- Design a comprehensive health and wellness plan using best theories and practices
Application Deadline July 2024
Start Date July 2024
Applicants will need the following to apply:
|A completed application|
|Official transcripts from your high school or all regionally accredited institutions you have attended|
$410 cost per credit
$7,380 total tuition
Learning with TAWC is an investment in your future, which is why we strive to provide industry-led programs at competitive rates. During the application process, a tuition planner can help you explore all available options for funding your studies.
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The online Certificate in Health & Wellness provides a fast track to gaining the foundational skills required for employment in a variety of entry-level roles within the field. The program can be completed in nine months, allowing you to pursue a new career soon without committing to a full degree program.
Our application deadlines are on a rolling basis, please visit the Admissions page for start dates and their deadlines.
You’ll complete 18 credits to earn the online Certificate in Health & Wellness. You can review courses now.
You’ll complete 6 courses to earn the online Certificate in Health & Wellness. Course topics include nutrition, fitness, wellness issues throughout the lifespan and more. For additional curriculum details, visit the program page.
Those with an online Certificate in Health & Wellness often pursue careers in fitness centers, health organizations and personal training programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health and wellness field is in high demand, with more than 65,000 positions available annually for fitness trainers alone. Learn more about your career options here.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Outlook. “Data on Display; Working in wellness: Occupations with a healthy outlook.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2022/data-on-display/working-in-wellness.htm.