The health and wellness program provides a broad knowledge in health and wellness management, first aid and emergency procedures, as well as a specialization in healthcare skills. Students are required to select a specialization area. A new area of specialization is fitness and exercise. In addition to the specialization courses, general education and health core courses are required.
Many of the specialization areas have national certification or state licensure. Students who complete these specialization area requirements will be eligible to sit for the appropriate certification or licensure examination.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body.
- Use appropriate medical terminology.
- Describe how nutrients are utilized by the body for proper body functioning.
- Provide first aid and CPR for injuries or sudden illness until professional help arrives.
- Demonstrate by use and exam knowledge of basic computer functions and applications.
- Demonstrate the use of various forms of communication more effectively as a communicator and an observer.
- Use appropriate and effective problem solving tools.
- Demonstrate ability to think critically by evaluating information from multiple perspectives, drawing reasonable conclusions, and defending them rationally.
- Show competency in a selected area of specialization.
Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.
Successful completion of the health and wellness program leads to the Associate of Science degree.
Contact to learn more:
Health Sciences office:
740.374.8716 ext. 1602