Applied Associate of Science Degree in Health & Wellness Tourism

Overview

The Applied Associate of Science degree prepares graduates for careers in spa and health and wellness management. The program is designed to prepare students with an industry-specific business foundation combined with an overview of healthful living courses with specific application to spa and health and wellness management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can be at the forefront of the movement of collaborative and integrative health care. Opportunities may exist in newly emerging preventative health services in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Graduates should be able to function at entry level position in careers such as:
•    Health and Wellness Educator
•    Health and Wellness Coach
•    Community/School/Residential Care Facility Health and Wellness Assistant
•    Health and Wellness Practitioner
•    Lifestyle Coach Assistant
•    Wellness Coach Assistant
•    Customer Service Health Care Representative
•    Health Care Industry Assistant – Spa Facility, Hotel Spa
•    Medical Assistant in Health Care Facility

To matriculate to the programme applicants must fulfill one of the following:

1.    Pass five (5) subjects in GCE O' Level/ CXC/CSEC including English and Mathematics, a technical subject and any two (2) other appropriate subjects, with grades A, B or C.

or

2.    Pass three (3) subjects in GCE O' Level/ CXC/CSEC including English and Mathematics, along with a Level Two (2) NCTVET or City & Guilds certification in a technical subject.

Grade III passes must have been obtained after September 1998.


Mature Student Entry.

Applicants in this category must be over the age of twenty five (25), with a minimum of five (5) years experience in a specialized area of the industry, for e.g. hospitality and tourism, practical nursing, spa therapy. Applicants will be accepted based on his/her employment portfolio, as well as certificates of achievement, positions held along with job descriptions and community involvement. Each applicant will be assessed independently of each other.

Please refer to Prior Learning Manual for additional information.
Alternative forms of matriculation:
•    Equivalent qualification(s) as determined
•    Mature Status as determined by the CCCJ

 Course Structure - Full Time

Semester I

Communication I

Fundamentals of Information Technology

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Introduction to Health and Wellness Management

Quality Customer Care

Semester II

Communication II

Anatomy and Physiology I

Stress Management and Emotional Health

Nutrition

Foreign Language I

Personal and Community Health

Health & Wellness Law and Ethics

Semester III

Wellness Coaching and Communication Skills

Anatomy and Physiology II

Principles of Marketing

Applied Mathematics for Health and Wellness Services

Personal Fitness Training

Small Business Management

Semester IV

Body Care and Herbalism

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Elective

Internship

Capstone Major Project

 

Course Structure -  Part Time

Semester I

Communication I

Fundamentals of Information Technology

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Introduction to Health and Wellness Management

Semester II

Anatomy and Physiology I

Quality Customer Care

Communication II

Health & Wellness Law and Ethics

Summer I

Stress Management and Emotional Health

Personal and Community Health

Nutrition

Foreign Language I

Semester III

Wellness Coaching and Communication Skills

Personal Fitness Training

Anatomy and Physiology II

Principles of Marketing

Introduction to Human Resource Management Elective

Semester IV

Small Business Management

Applied Mathematics for Health and Wellness Services

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Summer II

Body Care and Herbalism

Internship

Capstone Major Project