A degree in Kinesiology from Tulane School of Professional Advancement can provide a broad scope of knowledge in the healthcare industry, giving you the tools you need to help others live a healthy life. Our degrees and certificates in this rewarding field of study teach students about nutrition, fitness and exercise, weight control, stress management, community health, and the prevention and control of diseases.
Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, and other health-related fields.
With the increasing emphasis on preventative health, new opportunities in the health and wellness and kinesiology industries are emerging every day. Our classes are taught by instructors with real-world experience who provide hands-on training and advanced techniques relevant to today's healthcare standards.
The program curriculum covers a range of topics, including preventative wellness strategies, recovery and therapy after an illness or injury, fitness and nutrition, and assistance with the transitional phases of aging. Students will learn how to examine chronic conditions and diseases, analyze lifestyle factors that affect overall health, develop personal wellness programs that can be instituted at healthcare clinics or facilities, and apply the necessary therapeutic, medical, and behavior-changing strategies to help promote healthy lifestyles. View our course descriptions to learn more details about the program.
Whether you want to start a new role advocating for healthy living or plan to advance your career with a master's degree, we have a program that can fit with your work schedule.
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The School of Professional Advancement is committed to empowering working adults, whether they're advancing their current career track in healthcare or are approaching it for the first time. The need for qualified health and wellness practitioners is only increasing, with job opportunities in assisted living facilities, nonprofits, academic institutions, and corporations. Some graduates also work privately with clients to teach them about nutrition and exercise.
Our graduates can find employment in a range of positions in local and national organizations, such as Wellness Directors, Fitness Coordinators, Recreational Program Coordinators, Behavioral Health Specialists, and Certified Personal Trainers. Advanced degree graduates can also attain roles as Health Educators, Program Directors, Nutritionists, and Occupational Therapists.
At Tulane School of Professional Advancement, our holistic approach to health and wellness will help you meet your academic and professional goals with degree and certificate programs tailored to your passions. A career in kinesiology is a rewarding one, whether you're the Wellness Director for an organization or a Fitness Instructor providing clients with private lessons.
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