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Earn Your Master of Professional Studies in Health and Wellness Management

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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. Follow your passion for promoting healthy habits and turn it into a career with the Health & Wellness Management master's program at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement.

This program covers topics in leadership, legal and ethical principles, research methods, programming approaches in health and wellness, and health systems and policies for wellness managers. Students will conclude the program with a required three-hour internship focused on their specific areas of interest within the sector.

Earn Your Degree on a Schedule that Works for You

Continuing your education doesn’t require you to put other areas of your life on hold. Advance your career in the health industry with flexible on-campus courses and select online options—all offered on a convenient evening and weekend schedule to fit around your other obligations. The availability of courses may vary depending on your campus location, and certain courses for the Health & Wellness Management program are only offered on campus.

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Choose From Endless Possibilities in the Health and Wellness Industry

Cater your MPS in Health & Wellness Management to your ideal career in the health industry. On top of your foundational graduate level classes, you will choose courses from various industry topics ranging from health equity, health in school and workplace settings, policy, health intervention strategies, and more. Build upon your current experience and customize your education to more diverse employment opportunities in traditional healthcare settings, 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.

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

  • Health Promotions Manager
  • Wellness Director
  • Employee Health Director
  • Health Communications Director
  • Wellness Coach
  • Behavioral Health Specialist

Work With Current Practitioners to Establish Relevant Skills

You will learn from and work with experienced faculty from multiple healthcare backgrounds in the MPS program. Our instructors include a broad range of practitioners from the field, including athletic trainers, consultants, registered nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, and more. You can also connect with present and fellow future leaders in the health and wellness industry through internships and professional networking opportunities as part of your curriculum.

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MPS Admission Requirements

Students applying to the MPS in Health & Wellness Management 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 discussing 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, successful applicants will have 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 Program Director, Lanie Dornier, and Admissions Committee throughout the year.

To begin the admissions process, complete the online application.

MPS Degree Requirements

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 and 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.

Eligibility for 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.

Listing of Required Courses

The MPS in Health & Wellness Management consists of five core graduate courses that cover a range of academic disciplines, including leadership, ethics and legal issues, exercise, health, and nutrition.

Core Requirements

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

Selected Electives

  Select five courses: 15
KINE 7150 Programing Approaches in Health and Wellness  
KINE 7200 Health and Wellness Intervention Strategies  
KINE 7250 Motivational Interviewing for Health Managers  
KINE 7300 Employee Health and Worksite Wellness  
KINE 7350 Integrating Health Promotion and Wellness into the School Setting  
KINE 7400 Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers  
KINE 7450 Health Equity and Determinants  
KINE 7800 Internship  
  Total 30

Tuition and 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
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates & Professional Certificates: $433/credit

Summer 2019 Fees

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: $40
  • Graduate Application Fee: $50
  • Graduate Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: $1,000

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Tuition

  • All SoPA Undergraduate: $474/credit
  • All SoPA Graduate: $1,039/credit
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates & Professional Certificates: $474/credit

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 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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