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Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer.  Our accredited personal trainer course through W.I.T.S.  is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer.  The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer.  The course consists of 16 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to professionally master the position. This course will provide the learner with a Heartsaver CPR/AED Certificate, and be able to sit for the Certification Exam. Book included in the cost of the course.  

Start date: 09/19/17

End date: 11/30/17

Tuition $850.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall
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This intesive AAPC course will teach principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. This course is for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician's office. A foundation in medical terminology and anatomy will be taught online with modules that are 40 hours each. Access to online modules will be given August 28, 2017. 80 hours of classroom instruction will be provided on coding by a certified AAPC instructor. Classroom sessions begin October 2, 2017. Books, AAPC student membership, the CPC Certification Exam, and an AAPC Practicum are included in this course.  The Practicum is comprised of 600 medical records to be coded, which allows an individual to complete the equivalent of 1 year professional coding experience. Successful completion of the practicum allows the student to enter the workforce as a credentialed CPC, without having an apprentice designation as typically required before work experience obtained. High school or equivalent degree required.

Start date: 08/28/17

End date: 12/14/17

Tuition $3,399.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

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Sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” Lewy Body Dementia is now the second-most common cause of dementia. People who have LBD struggle to find good care because their symptoms are challenging, characterized by great fluctuations in alertness and complex behaviors. This course will help families and professionals understand the clinical indicators to seek appropriate diagnosis (and why that is important); common behavioral manifestations, strategies to manage them, and resources to support the patient and family. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to LBD -Symptoms, stages, and disease characteristics -Differential diagnosis -Services and supports Unit 2 Living with LBD -Depression, delirium, and dementia -Adapting to functional challenges -Rights and responsibilities for care planning Unit 3 Managing Behavioral Changes -Hallucinations, delusions, and resistance to care -Medications ehich help, medications which hurt -Advocating and making informed decisions Unit 4 Caring for the Caregiver -Stages of caregiving: from denial to advocate -Options for caregiver wellness -Legal, financial, and long term care planning -When more care is needed - helping the caregiver make the decision

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $145.00

Location : Online

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Wellness coaching is a specialization that builds on expertise in areas related to health, wellness, and fitness while relying on relevant theories and methods from the coaching field. Wellness coaches may work with clients who have specific health, wellness, and fitness goals, as well as those who have broad goals in the areas of health and wellness. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of wellness coaching and the specific skills and strategies that are used by wellness coaches. Students will learn about the different coaching models and paths of change, as well as the methods used to establish an effective coaching relationship. Students will also learn communication strategies, as well as how to listen and ask appropriate questions. Upon completion of this course, the student will be fully prepared to begin working as a wellness coach. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $1,295.00

Location : Online

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