SCC sponsoring wellness certification

The Surry Community College Physical Education Department is sponsoring the Wellness Coach Certification through NETA Fitness Professionals on Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 106, P-Building, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson.

Wellness Coaching has emerged as a growing trend in the health and fitness industries. Earning NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification can advance a person’s career and prepare her “with the essential skills necessary to help others achieve lasting lifestyle behavioral change,” according to the college.

This two-day workshop includes topics such as: adult learning concepts; interpersonal communication skills; theories and models of behavioral change; motivational interviewing; goal-setting; and overcoming barriers to change.

The workshop fee is $399. Registration is available online at For more information, contact Mark Tucker at (336) 386-3217 or or Amber Reid at (336) 386-3343 or