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Health & Wellness Promotion

College of Lake County
5 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
23 August 2021

Program description

Health & Wellness Promotion

The Health and Wellness Promotion programs prepares students for a variety of preventive health careers. The focus of the program 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. The HWP program is not a limited enrollment program. Day and evening classes are available.

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Health and Wellness Practicum I 1 KIN 221 Introduction
  • Introduction to Physical Education or Other elective
  • Theory and Practice of Fitness
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Technical Composition
  • English Composition I

Second Semester

  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Dynamics/Small Group Discussion
  • Philosophy of Coaching or Other elective

Third Semester

  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health Care
  • Principles of Wellness Coaching
  • Individual Activities: Strength Training or Other elective
  • Human Form and Function
  • Anatomy and Physiology I

Fourth Semester

  • Health and Wellness Practicum II
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Special Topics: Personal Wellness or Other elective
  • Physical Education in the Elementary Schools or Other elective
  • Individual Activities: Yoga or Other elective

Fifth Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Applied Science, Health and Wellness Promotion: Exercise Science Option

Continuing studies

Successful completion of this program will prepare students for advanced credentials through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and/or the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).

Career opportunities

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fitness workers is expected to increase 27% over the 2006-2016 decade, which is considered, much faster than average when compared to all other occupations.

The state of Illinois indicates a greater than 20% growth rate, and the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics Survey states that jobs for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors are expected to grow at a rate 50% higher than all other occupations in Lake County.

  • Corporate wellness professional
  • Fitness program manager/director
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Health and Wellness Promotion Specialist
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Rehabilitation Aide/Technician
  • Strength and Conditioning specialist

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About this institute

College Lake County

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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