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Earn Your 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, and healthy behavior changes.

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 in the health industry and want to expand their level of expertise or focus. The Health & Wellness program courses cover a range of topics in the field, and students can select courses specific to their career goals. Students can customize their program by choosing from diverse course topics such as global health, nutrition and behavior, mass media and health, environmental health, mental health, grant writing, and more.

Achieve an Esteemed Degree at Your Own Pace

Students can complete the program at their own pace and choose from courses at all our campus locations and online, when applicable. Online and on-campus course options give you flexibility in your degree without sacrificing your schedule or work obligations. Earn your degree from a world-renowned institution with the prestige and name recognition you need to stand out in the job market. Explore our YouTube playlist for more information about applying to SoPA or to hear from the industry experts who are members of our faculty.

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Equip Yourself for Various Roles in the Health Industry

As public interest in preventative health grows, the demand for innovative workers in the health industry increases. Upon completion of the Health & Wellness bachelor’s degree from Tulane SoPA, professionals 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.

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

Gain Industry Insights from Experienced Faculty

Our instructors include a broad range of practitioners from the field, including athletic trainers, consultants, registered nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, and more. Learn alongside faculty with diverse real-world experiences in health and wellness. Small class sizes and collaborative learning opportunities allow students to build close relationships with both professors and peers that can lead to success in the classroom and beyond.

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BA Admission Requirements

To apply for the BA in Health & Wellness program, students must have earned a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma prior to the semester in which they would like to enroll. Students are not required to take standardized tests. Transfer students must be in good standing with the most recent prior college attended or have completed any dismissal terms set forth by the previous academic institution.

Health & Wellness Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards the Bachelor of Arts in Health & Wellness degree following the successful completion of 120 credits, including 30 credits in the major. Upon successful completion of required prerequisite courses, students will complete an internship in a healthcare setting.

BA Academic Progress Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to maintain the following minimum grade-point average throughout their enrollment dependant on the total number of credit hours completed:

  • 1-30 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.75 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 31-61 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.85 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 62-93 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.95 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 94-124 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA

Students will be placed on academic probation upon failure to meet these requirements. The cumulative grade-point average of a student is calculated by dividing the number of quality points a student has earned by the total number of quality hours (including credits with failures). Only the grades of S, U, NR, W, and grades in courses affected by SoPA's Repeated Course policy are excluded from this calculation.

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

If you're interested in transferring to Tulane SoPA, our advisors can work with you to determine which courses will be accepted and help you navigate the process. We accept credits for transfer from all fully accredited institutions. In order to transfer course credit from another school, Tulane SoPA must offer a comparable course, and the student must have achieved a C- or higher. Courses transferred from other institutions are never figured into the grade point average. Your advisor can also help you in the case that your previous school operated on a quarter system instead of semesters. Tulane SoPA accepts a maximum of 60 hours of transfer credits for bachelor’s degrees.

Visit our Student Transfers page to learn more about this process.

Tuition & Fees

Information about SoPA tuition and fees may be found here.

Some courses have fees to support the technology needed for high-quality virtual and on-ground experiences.  These fees are always listed on the schedule of classes.

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