CCCC Health & Fitness Science program sponsors 'Wellnessology' event Nov. 8-10


SANFORD — The Central Carolina Community College Health & Fitness Science (HFS) program is conducting a Health & Wellness virtual conference titled “Wellnessology” Nov. 8-10.

This event — a variety of virtual seminars on various health and fitness topics — is the brainstorm of the CCCC Health and Fitness Science program students. CCCC offers HFS program at its Lee Main Campus and Chatham Health Sciences Center.

The Wellnessology event includes a variety of noteworthy speakers, including local athlete Heather Connor, a World Champion Power Lifter; former National Football Leaguer Tim Goad; and Richard Howell, the strength and conditioning coach for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

The schedule:

• Nov. 8: 9 a.m.: Spiritual Wellness - Finding Purpose In Life (Thadd McElreath), 9:30 a.m.: Early Cancer Detection (Barbara Campbell), 10 a.m.: Yoga At Your Desk When You Are Stressed (Katie Brownfield), 10:30 a.m.: You Don’t Have To Be A Health Nut To Be Healthy (Jeff Carter), 11 a.m.: Becoming A Skin Care Warrior (Susan Johnson), 11:30 a.m.: Questions and Answers with the IPF World Champion Power Lifter (Heather Connor).

• Nov. 9: 9 a.m.: Credit Is Money (Daniel Berndt), 9:30 a.m.: Mastering the Art of Time Management (Seth Buchanan), 10 a.m.: Stressed Out About Being Stressed (Thea Boyer), 10:30 a.m.: Transitions – Careers in Wellness (Peter Rogers), 11 a.m.: Easy Yoga Tools To Tap Into Your Calming Superpower (Andrea Thomas), 11:30 a.m.: Athletic Taping Techniques (Bryan Koprowski).

• Nov. 10: 9 a.m.: Questions and Answers With An NFL Veteran (Tim Goad – New England Patriots), 10 a.m.: Tips in Training From An NFL Strength Coach (Richard Howell – Indianapolis Colts), 11 a.m.: Resilience – How To Bloom Where You Are Planted (Trinity Faucett), 11:30 a.m.: Eating Bitter To Get Better (Regina Minter).

Visit to attend any of the sessions at the respective times.

Among the HFS students involved in the promotion of the event are Alejandra Albarran, Bersai Laureano Perez and Andrew Whitley.

“I would describe this event in three words: informative, educational, and fun,” said Albarran, of Bear Creek.

“People can learn new skills to input in their own life physically or mentally,” said Perez, of Sanford. “I really hope that they get the knowledge out of this event that we intend to portray for the wellness of their life as a student and out in the world.”

“I think that it would be beneficial to attend this event because you can get to meet with and speak with some pretty cool people as well as hear what they have to say about a variety of different topics,” said Whitley, of Fayetteville. “This event can be a good time to learn about all things Wellness and an opportunity to ask personalized questions to help you and your health.”

To learn more about this event, contact Dr. Carl Bryan, CCCC Health and Fitness Science Department Chair, at or call 919-718-7554.

The CCCC Health and Fitness Science program prepares multi-skilled fitness professionals to be qualified to perform various skills in the health and fitness industry. Learn more about the program at