Continuing Education for Health and Wellness Professionals - Black Hawk College

Continuing Education for Health and Wellness Professionals

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training  

Presented by Bridgeway                         

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. They will gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance. Manual included.

1 Friday                April 9                   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                                   Fee FREE

In-person CRN 10839

 

1 Friday                June 11                8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                                   Fee FREE

In-person CRN 50176

 

These classes are FREE; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid USA Training   

Presented by Bridgeway                                  

This course is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a person is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness in the United States.
  • Understand the importance of stigma reduction.
  • Learn risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, eating disorders, psychosis and addiction.
  • Engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness.
  • Learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with the appropriate professional care.
    Manual included.

1 Friday                May 7                   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205      Fee FREE

In person CRN 10840

 

1 Friday                July 9                    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205      Fee FREE

In person CRN 50177

 

These classes are FREE; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Nutritional Coach                                

Instructor: D. Skelton

Prepare to enhance your fitness and lifestyle career with an understanding of how a focus on nutrition can benefit health, ward off illness, and increase energy. Learn to support your clients with reliable nutritional guidance and recommendations that align with their goals and promote optimal health. Increase your understanding of how basic nutrition affects the health and well-being of individuals.

Before the first class, purchase the required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

The Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC) certification exam is available upon successful completion of the class through the National Career Certification Board (NCCB).

4 Tuesdays           Apr. 6 – Apr. 27     5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                   Fee $99

In-person CRN 10843

 

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for dietician/nutrition counselors