Wellness, Integrative Health & Well-Being
We are excited about the unique focus of our department and developing new certificates on diverse topics in holistic/integrative health, wellness and well-being! See below for associated courses that we currently offer.
Wellness is associated with holistic/integrative health that encompasses a variety of multi-disciplined therapies that is also inclusive with various global traditional healing systems. Many of these therapies have been individual certificates and practiced by a multitude of practitioners in holistic health, as well as part of the scope of practice of massage therapists and combined with many other allied health and integrative/holistic professions/disciplines
Integrative health encompasses depth of education within various perspectives of knowledge that empowers people to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The Wellness Program: Integrative Health, Wellness & Well-Being Department at Skyline College
The College’s Wellness program provide instruction needed to succeed in the field of holistic/integrative health, wellness and well-being. Learn the educational foundation, individualized implementation, richly diverse and multidisciplined background in order to gain tools that will prove to be a life changing and an informative journey of self-discovery to achieve balance for optimal health and well-being. This knowledge will enable depth of understanding, expand awareness and examine cultural heritage within a variety of traditional healing perspectives, empowering people to make more informed decisions regarding lifelong health, healing and wellness.
Health, integrative health and wellness practitioners work in an array of settings, both private and public, such as private offices, medical facilities, spas, hospitals, fitness centers, wellness centers, integrative health facilities, and sports organizations among many other environments.
Demand for health and wellness professionals is much higher than average, with a projected employment growth rate of 21.6% over the next decade according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In California, support medical services, aides and assistants make an average of $34,080 and all other healthcare support workers average wage of $48,500 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Entry Level (Broad base of opportunities): Chiropractic offices, fitness centers, physical therapy offices, wellness centers, sports injury clinics, recreational centers, rehabilitation centers, integrative medicine clinics/practices, health and wellness business and/or practices among others.
Existing Credentials: Addition to existing practice, licensure and/or certification, professional development to enhance skill sets to increase marketability as well as maintaining licensure and certifications in various integrative and allied healthcare disciplines/professions and service related professions.
Examples: allied health disciplines, kinesiology, personal training, nutritional consultants, wellness professions, practitioners and coaches, massage therapists, sports therapist, yoga and Pilates instructors, athletic trainers, kinesiotherapists, exercise physiologists, integrative health practitioners, manual therapists, acupuncturists, Ayurveda practitioners, among a wide variety of other healthcare and integrative/holistic health professionals.