Mineral Area College

Wellness Center


Jeremy Partney - Wellness Center Director



Wellness Center Professional Staff:

Colleen Mitchell

Tara Johnson

Alaina Winch

Marcus Scott

Don Huff

Jordan Osborn


Group Fitness Instructors:

Alaina Winch -- BS Nutrition/Fitness from University of Missouri-Columbia, American Heart Association:  CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider.  American College of Sports Medicine:  Health Fitness Specialist. 

Rhonda Hubbard -- Licensed Wellness Coach/American College of Sports Medicine AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Fitness and Nutrition Degree/University of Pennsylvania, Certified STRONG Instructor, Certified Zumba Instructor, Spinning Certification

Pamela Jent - BS from University of Missouri-Columbia, Certified Zumba Instructor

Sara Briggs - Certified Dance-Fit Instructor

Phil Culbertson - Women's Self Defense Instructor

Wellness Center Information:

The Physical Education Department at Mineral Area College is an important component of the overall education provided by the college.  Most degree programs at Mineral Area College require one to two credits in physical education.  The Department offers a variety of courses that students can choose from to obtain that credit while learning key components to living a healthy lifestyle.  Wellness Center I & II, Total Fitness, & Cycling Ergometry all meet in the Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center is located between the Library and the Bob Sechrest Field House on the Park Hills Campus at Mineral Area College.  It is a first-class facility that is considered extremely user-friendly.  The Wellness Center has a variety of equipment, and hosts various classes.  Students have the opportunity to use stair-steppers, stationary bicycles, recumbent bicycles, tread-mills, elliptical machines, paramount strength-training machines, various free-weights, all while learning cutting edge fitness concepts from the trained staff.  The Wellness Center is open for use by faculty, staff, and students enrolled in a physical education course. Community members and Alumni can gain access to the facility by contacting Registration/Enrollment at 573-518-2126 enrolling in an audit section of Wellness I (PED270 section H).

The Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. during regularly scheduled classes.  The Center's summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m..  The Wellness Center is closed on week-ends, holidays, in between semesters, and when MAC is closed.  Please contact the Wellness Center for additional information including hours of operation during semester breaks. 573-518-2104.



Cardio equipment is Precor, Life Fitness and True. 


All strength is Paramount duel exercise equipment. 

NOTE: It is a good idea to bring your own towel!

Group Fitness Classes: 


If you are currently a member of Wellness I, Wellness II, Total Fitness or Cycling Ergometry, you can attend our group fitness classes to earn credit.    The classes are offered in both morning and evening hours and are taught by certified group fitness instructors.  The classes last between 30-50 minutes and are located in the area behind the west bleachers in the Bob Sechrest Field House or at the Continuing Education building at the college's main entrance.  Click on the link below for a group fitness class schedule.  For more information about these classes please contact Jeremy Partney, Wellness Center Director at 573-518-2104.

Group Fitness Classes we are currently offering:

INSANITY Action packed class combining strength training, cardiovascular exercises, balance, and coordination as well as a variety of other exercises that emphasizes improving your overall cardiovascular health, the body's natural fat burning mechanism. These incredible sports conditioning moves will absolutely wear you out and help you get in the best shape of your life. Class consists of a variety of circuit drills and stations ranging from running, plyometrics, power/explosion moves, jumping jacks, push-ups, squats and sit-ups. This class is ideal for teens and adults, and is a non-choreographed class. Intensity Level = Moderate to High.

3 points per class for Wellness Center students.

Instructor – Alaina Winch

Core Conditioning - A circuit-style class format combining a variety of abdominal, back, and gluteal movements to strengthen the muscular of the core.  A strong core allows for more efficient movement, better posture, decrease in injury risk, improved balance, and elevated self-esteem.  The core of the body is the foundation of all movement, so strengthening that area is beneficial to overall health.  This class is suited for individuals of all fitness levels, as most moves can be adjusted to one's ability.  Intensity Level = Moderate

3 points per class for Wellness Center students.

Strength Training  - Another circuit-style class involving a mix between leg, back, chest, shoulders, bicep, tricep and abdominal movements allowing for a total body workout.  This class moves from one machine to the next with minimal breaks in between, helping the body to burn more calories by elevating the heart rate.  The high repetition and challenging weight selection also provides a foundation for muscle strengthening and toning, in order to shed inches, shape the body, and increase metabolism.  The more muscle an individual builds, the more success there is in achieving a desirable body type and keeping it that way, not to mention improved bone density.  Intensity Level = Moderate

Yoga/Pilates.  Yoga/Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and crea tes long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.

3 points per class Wellness Center students

Cardio Pump - Similar to Tracy Anderson's popular Metamorphosis, this class is high energy with a focus on smaller movements designed to target smaller muscle groups. 

Instructor – Rhonda Hubbard

HIIT Training - High intensity interval training.  Typically these classes are 20 seconds "on" and 10 seconds "off."  High intensity training can consist of Crossfit types moves.  There is a growing amount of research that suggest this type of training is the best way to add muscle while burning fat. 

3 points per class for Wellness Center students



Group Fitness Classes for Fall 2017

(Starts August 21st )



2:00  HIIT with Pam Jent (CE)

4:15 Yoga/Pilates with Pam Jent (Continuing Ed)


2:30 Foundations of Fitness with Jeremy (Continuing Ed) 

4:15 Pilates/Core with Rhonda Hubbard (Continuing Ed)


2:30 Foundations of Fitness with Jeremy (Continuing Ed)



2:30 Foundations of Fitness with Jeremy (Continuing Ed) 

4:15 Pilates/Core with Rhonda Hubbard (Continuing Ed) 



All of our classes take place in the Continuing Education building at the entrance of campus (right next to the Highway Patrol building).  Classes rarely last longer than 40 minutes.  Please bring your own water.




                  BB- Behind the Bleacher in the Field house

*CE- Continuing Education Building next to Hwy Patrol

DPS -  Department of Public Safety Building








Wellness Center Policies:

1.  Students must wear appropriate work-out attire to earn credit for a visit.

        * Clean athletic shoes (NO boots, sandals, etc.)

        * Clothing:  T-shirt, sweatshirt, athletic shorts, sweatpants, jogging pants (NO jeans, dress pants, skirts, etc.)

2.  Students must sign in when they are dressed and ready to START their workout. 

         Sign in at the front desk by PRINTING your first and last name.  You must sign in when you start and out when you 

         are finished to receive credit for your workout.  The clock in the Wellness Center will be used for official time,

         and anyone logging an inappropriate time will be dropped from the course without warning (see Dishonesty Policy).

3.  To receive credit for a visit, the student must remain physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes

         The student must remain physically active and engaged in an approved activity that results in fitness gains for the

         entire time period.

4.  All work-out sessions must be completed in the MAC Wellness Center.

5.  Students must sign in at least 35 minutes before the posted closing time to receive credit for a visit. 

6.  Students will only be given credit for one work-out session per day.

7.  Students must follow all additional Wellness Center Policies:

        * NO food, cell phone use, or children permitted in the center

        * Follow all safety guidelines

        * Clean perspiration from machines when finished

Course Information:

The following information is for use with Wellness I (PED 270), Wellness II (PED 271), Total Fitness (PED 272), and Cycling Ergometry (PED 273).  Students are REQUIRED to meet with instructor or Wellness Center staff within the first week of regularly scheduled classes to obtain their course syllabus and additional information on their specific course.  Course syllabi are listed below, but printing this document does not complete the REQUIRED meeting with instructor.

Dishonesty Policy:

Mineral Area College discipline shall be exercised when student misconduct adversely affects the college’s pursuit of its educational objectives.  Misconduct for which students are subject is defined as follows: “dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college” (Mineral Area College Board Policy Manual, section 5.72, IA., p. 99). 


Students will be expected to adhere to the college’s academic honesty policy.  Any students that have been academically dishonest in this course will be either dropped from the course without warning, or have disciplinary action at the instructor’s discretion.  Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to: signing in without working out, logging an inappropriate time, signing another student in, etc.

Absence Policy:

The Mineral Area College Board Policy states that student shall be dropped after two weeks of consecutive absences.  Excessive Absence in the Wellness Center is defined as not completing a work-out session for two consecutive weeks, unless approved in advanced by the instructor.  This includes any absence for illness, injury, or emergency reasons.  Any student that has not earned at least 8 points by the end of the sixth week of class will also be dropped from the course for non-attendance.  If you have a serious injury, you must contact the instructor immediately to make reasonable accommodations.


Grading Policy:

Student grades will be determined by completion of course requirements according to the grade scale and optional assignments completed throughout the semester.  Students are encouraged to keep track of their individual progress with the course credit log (blue sheet) provided.  If there are any discrepancies in grades, the student must see the instructor within 60 days of the grades being posted to discuss the grade.

Disability Policy:

Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability under the American's with Disabilities Act should contact the instructor privately to discuss specific needs.  The office hours and contact information are listed on the front of this syllabus.  You may also contact Lisa Leftridge in the ACCESS Office at 573-518-2152 in Room 103 of the Arts & Sciences building to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Course Syllabi