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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.
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.
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 and SoPA has an open admissions policy for all undergraduate study. 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Select one course:||3|
|PHIL 1060||Critical Thinking|
|PHIL 1210||Elementary Symbolic Logic|
|BSMT 3250||Business Statistics|
|CPST 1070||Math for Information Technology|
|Foreign Language or non-Western Culture||6-8|
|Oral Communications—Select one course:||3|
|SPEC 1400||Intro to Public Speaking|
|SPEC 3110||Small Group Communications|
|THEA 2100||Fundamentals of Acting|
|BSMT 2250||Business Communications|
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)
|Designated writing course||3-4|
Major Core Courses
|KINE 1800||Wellness in Contemporary American Society||3|
|KINE 2010||Social Aspects of Health||3|
|KINE 2220||Mind and Body Health||3|
|KINE 2230||Stress Management||3|
|KINE 3200||The Human Body||3|
|Select five courses:||15|
|KINE 2330||Nutrition and Behavior|
|KINE 3110||Exercise and Sport Psychology|
|KINE 3220||Global Health|
|KINE 3250||Issues in Women's and Men's Health|
|KINE 3330||Exercise, Nutrition, and Aging|
|KINE 3500||Cultural Differences in Healing|
|KINE 3600||Economics of Health and Wellness|
|KINE 3650||Childhood Obesity|
|KINE 4010||Catastrophic Illnesses and Injuries|
|KINE 4050||Mass Media and Health|
|KINE 4200||Mental Health|
|KINE 4250||Environmental Health|
|KINE 4600||Wellness Coaching: Overcoming Resistance to Change|
|KINE 4650||Grant Writing|
|HMLS 3150/6150||Health and Medical Issues in Emergency Management|
|Varies according to minor chosen|
|As needed to total 120 credits|
Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Tuition
- All Undergraduate: $433/credit
- Non-SoPA courses that are not cross-listed: $2,116/credit
Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Fees
- Undergraduate Application Fee: $40
- Uptown & Elmwood Academic Support Fee: $60
- MS Coast Academic Support Fee: $25
- MS Coast Student Support Fee: $10
- Uptown and Elmwood students are assessed a student activity fee of $12 per three-credit course or $48 maximum student activity fee for four or more courses
We strive to make our degree programs accessible to a diverse range of working professionals. Explore available financial assistance and discount programs.
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