Certificate of Achievement
Designed to supplement a variety of health, fitness, and wellness professionals with contemporary knowledge, integrative concepts, and alternative practices for optimal performance and health, as well as job placement and career advancement. Students will explore the connection between the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of health and wellness through a holistic approach to anatomy, physiology, subtle energy, human behavior, and environmental interactions. Courses will introduce complementary and alternative health practices and examine various preventative techniques and healing therapies used around the world. Within the provided pattern options, students are given the opportunity to further their knowledge in a variety of fields and competencies such as, yoga and aerobic exercise, fitness and sports performance, nutrition, psychology, and sociology. Courses will promote positive behavioral, social, and lifestyle changes while preparing individuals for professional careers and/or greater education within the fitness, health, and wellness industry. In addition to an advantage obtaining entry‐level job positions at fitness, health and wellness centers, training facilities and studios, and alternative health care practices, upon completion of this certificate, individuals will gain an opportunity to start or advance in such careers/professions as (but not limited to), yoga instructor and/or continuing educational provider, aerobics instructor, personal trainer, fitness and performance specialist, and/or health and wellness coaching. Courses within this certification can fulfill continuing education hours/credits for those currently certified by nationally and globally recognized certifying bodies such as the American Council of Exercise (ACE) and Yoga Alliance (YA). Students who have completed the Holistic Health Studies certificate of achievement need only to complete one of the three pattern/emphasis options (each requiring three courses) to obtain this higher valued certificate. This certificate can also be completed fully online through the General Health and Wellness Emphasis pattern option.