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About the CCPS Associate of Science in Health and Wellness

The Associate of Science degree in Health and Wellness is intended for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle for themselves, their families, or clients in non-clinical settings. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in recreation, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. This program is also designed for health care professionals interested increasing the knowledge of health and wellness and integrating it into their practice.

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Associate of Science in Health and Wellness

The Associate of Science in Health and Wellness requires a minimum of 21 credit hours.

Track 1: 

BIOL 102: General Biology
4 credit hours

This course will provide students with an overview of biology from cellular structure to classification of organisms. This course will also introduce basic ecological principles.

EXSP 210: American Red Cross First Aid
2 credit hours

The Standard First Aid and Personal Safety book is used. An American Red Cross Certificate may be obtained.

EXSP 220: Personal Wellness
2 credit hours

This course introduces students to key components of wellness. Students will become familiar with testing methods and personal program development for areas such as: aerobic and anaerobic training, stress management and nutrition. Critical thinking about contemporary wellness issues will be discussed.

BIOL 245: Introduction to Human Nutrition
3 credit hours

A study of the essential nutrients and their value in the various food groups, their functions in the body, and how to determine the food needs of the individual.

PSYC 110: Stress Management I
3 credit hours

The philosophy and comprehensive approach to stress reduction through the re-establishment and enhancement of the state of well-being.

CHEM 103: Fundamentals of Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MATH 100. A terminal course dealing with fundamentals and basic concepts of chemistry primarily designed for general college students, as well as those in specialized programs such as nursing. Three lecture hours per week.

Choose One (4 - 8 hrs.):

(BIOL 205 and BIOL 206 are taken as a set.)

BIOL 207: Anatomy and Physiology
4 credit hours

An introduction to basic anatomy and physiology of the human body from a single cell to the coordinated whole. Special emphasis is placed on conditions that may upset the delicate balance of each system and produce disease. Medical terminology will be integrated into the course to expand the student’s medical vocabulary. Lecture and laboratory.

BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
4 credit hours

An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Mammalian examples of major systems are studied in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory. Offered fall semester.

BIOL 206: Human Physiology
4 credit hours

This course examines the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelations of its various systems, organs, tissues and cells. Lecture and laboratory.

Track 2 - Military Track (21-25 hrs.):

Available at Fort Leonard Wood campus only. 

BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
4 credit hours

An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Mammalian examples of major systems are studied in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory. Offered fall semester.

BIOL 206: Human Physiology
4 credit hours

This course examines the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelations of its various systems, organs, tissues and cells. Lecture and laboratory.

CHEM 107: General Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: MATH 109. Development of the modern concepts dealing with the behavior of matter, kinetic theory, atomic theory, chemical bonding and periodic classification. Three lectures and one laboratory period. Held only on Springfield campus and St. Robert campus.

CHEM 212: Elementary Organic Chemistry
3 credit hours

A terminal course on the chemistry of carbon compounds designed for students in geology, medical technology programs or others who require an introductory course covering the entire field of organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

PSYC 110: Stress Management I
3 credit hours

The philosophy and comprehensive approach to stress reduction through the re-establishment and enhancement of the state of well-being.

BIOL 250: Foundations of Medical Terminology
3 credit hours

This course examines the various aspects of medical terminology including word origins, definitions, spelling, and pronunciation.