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Master of Professional Studies in Health & Wellness Management

With a growing interest in and understanding of health and wellness among the population, the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Health & Wellness Management places graduates in an integral position to support healthy lifestyles. The Health & Wellness Management master's program at Tulane School of Professional Advancement covers topics in leadership, legal and ethical principles, research methods, programming approaches in health and wellness, and health systems and policy for wellness managers.

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Successful completion of this program will qualify students to work in any of the following positions:

  • Health promotions managers
  • Wellness directors
  • Employee health directors
  • Health communications directors
  • Wellness coaches
  • Behavioral health specialists

Diverse employment opportunities exist in traditional healthcare settings, as well as in corporations, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. The trend toward corporate healthcare practices that incorporate yoga and other fitness classes, nutrition services, gym membership reimbursement, stress reduction, and lifestyle wellness has created even more demand for graduates with this specialization.

Health & Wellness Management Admission Requirements

Students applying to the MPS program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Applications to the program must include the following:

  • A statement of 250-500 words describing how graduate education in the Kinesiology program at Tulane University can assist with the achievement of their professional objectives.
  • Official college transcripts from each college attended.
  • Typically, a successful applicant has at least a “B” (3.00) average in all coursework taken.

Applicants may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take one class in their first semester, in which a B or better must be earned to be fully admitted to the program. Students who do not meet the 3.00-grade point average in their undergraduate coursework but who possess sufficient professional experience in the health and wellness field may be admitted provisionally into the program.

Completed applications are reviewed by the MPS Director and Admissions Committee throughout the year.

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Degree Requirements for the MPS in Health & Wellness

The School of Professional Advancement awards the MPS in Health & Wellness Management degree following the successful completion of 10 graduate courses comprised of five core 600-level courses, four 700-level courses, and an internship. No thesis is required. In order to earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also submit an application for degree, available from the School of Professional Advancement Dean’s office, at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.

Academic Progress Requirements

Students admitted to the MPS program must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.

Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.

Transfer Credits

Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. However, only courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.


The Kinesiology Program Faculty includes the director and a broad range of practitioners from the field, including professions such as athletic trainers, consultants, registered nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, and more.

Credit Requirements

The Masters of Professional Studies in Health & Wellness Management consists of five core courses that cover a range of disciplines including leadership, ethics and legal issues, exercise, health, and nutrition. After successfully completing the core courses, students can select four electives in consultation with the MPS director to develop an individual plan of study tailored to their interests. The program culminates in a three-hour internship. View the specific course requirements below.

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Core Requirements

HEWE 6100 Cross Disciplinary Aspects of Health and Wellness Management 3
HEWE 6250 Leadership in Health and Wellness Professions 3
HEWE 6450 Legal/Ethical Principles in Wellness Management 3
HEWE 6650 Research Methods for Health and Wellness Programs 3
HEWE 7100 Exercise and Nutrition in Health Disease 3

Core Requirements

  Select four courses: 12
HEWE 7150 Programing Approaches in Health and Wellness  
HEWE 7200 Health and Wellness Intervention Strategies  
HEWE 7250 Motivational Interviewing for Health Managers  
HEWE 7300 Employee Health and Worksite Wellness  
HEWE 7350 Integrating Health Promotion and Wellness into the School Setting  
HEWE 7400 Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers  
HEWE 7450 Health Equity and Determinants  
HEWE 7800 Internship 3
  Total 30