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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.

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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 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.

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.

Listing of Required Courses

Core Competencies

ENGL 1010 Writing 4
  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

Supporting Requirement

  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)

  Humanities 12
  Sciences 12
  Social Sciences 12

Writing Requirement

  Designated writing course 3-4


Major Requirements

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  
KINE 5001 Internship  

Minor (optional)

  Varies according to minor chosen  

General Electives

  As needed to total 120 credits  
  Total 120

Tuition & Fees

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Tuition

  • All SoPA Undergraduate: $433/credit
  • All SoPA Graduate: $1,000/credit
  • Non-SoPA summer courses that are not cross-listed: $1,107/credit
  • NTC students enrolled in SoPA summer courses: $1,107/credit
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates & Professional Certificates: $433/credit

Summer 2019 Fees

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: $40
  • Graduate Application Fee: $50
  • Academic Support Fee: $60
  • Student Activity Fee: $12 per three-credit course ($48 maximum)
  • Graduate Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: $1,000

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Tuition

  • All Undergraduate: $433/credit
  • All Graduate: $1,000/credit
  • Non-SoPA courses that are not cross-listed: $2,116/credit
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates & Professional Certificates: $433/credit

Spring 2019 Fees

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: $40
  • Graduate Application Fee: $50
  • Academic Support Fee: $60
  • Student Activity Fee: $12 per three-credit course ($48 maximum)
  • Graduate Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: $1,000

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