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Bachelor of Arts in Health & Wellness

A Bachelor of Arts in Health & Wellness at Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers prospective students the first step toward a fulfilling career in health and fitness. Our health and wellness bachelor’s degree program focuses on nutrition, personal fitness, health evaluation, risk behaviors, as well as healthy behavior changes.

Who Should Apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Health & Wellness

This is the perfect field of study for those who want to become advocates for healthy living. Not only are our courses suitable for people just coming into the field, but this degree is also helpful for those who are currently working and want to expand their level of expertise.

The Health & Wellness Program Faculty includes industry leaders who are focused on building personal connections with students and helping them to develop a professional network and practical knowledge. The health and wellness program can also be customized to fit the unique needs of each person. Students can complete the program at their own pace and can choose from courses at all our campus locations and online, when applicable.

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Jobs for Health & Wellness Graduates

Upon completion, professionals with our health and wellness bachelor's degree may work in healthcare or assisted living facilities, for nonprofits or corporations, or even independently. Areas of focus could include nutrition, wellness, stress management, behavioral health, and fitness training. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median expected salary can vary depending on the position, with health educators earning an annual salary of $60,087.

Graduates will be equipped to pursue a number of careers, including the following positions:

  • Fitness coordinators
  • Recreational program coordinators
  • Wellness programmers or directors
  • Behavior health specialists
  • Certified personal trainers

To learn more information about the admissions process or to find out if this degree program is right for you, request more information.

 

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4
Select one course:
  • Math
  • PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics
  • CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
3

Foreign Language or non-Western Culture

6-8

Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category) Credits
Humanities 12
Sciences 12
Social Sciences 12
Writing Requirement Credits
Designated writing course 3-4

 

Major Requirements

Major Core Courses Credits
HLWL 1800 Wellness in Contemporary American Society 3
HLWL 2010 Social Aspects of Health 3
HLWL 2220 Mind and Body Health 3
HLWL 2230 Stress Management 3
HLWL 3200 The Human Body 3
Select five courses:
  • HLWL 2330 Nutrition and Behavior
  • HLWL 3110 Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • HLWL 3220 Global Health
  • HLWL 3250 Issues in Women's and Men's Health
  • HLWL 3330 Exercise, Nutrition, and Aging
  • HLWL 3500 Cultural Differences in Healing
  • HLWL 3600 Economics of Health and Wellness
  • HLWL 3650 Childhood Obesity
  • HLWL 4010 Catastrophic Illnesses and Injuries
  • HLWL 4050 Mass Media and Health
  • HLWL 4200 Mental Health
  • HLWL 4250 Environmental Health
  • HLWL 4600 Wellness Coaching: Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • HLWL 4650 Grant Writing
  • HMLS 3150/6150 Health and Medical Issues in Emergency Management
  • HLWL 5001 Internship
15
Minor (optional) Credits
Varies according to minor chosen  
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 120 credits  
Total 120