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Kinesiology Degrees & Certificates

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.

Overview of the Kinesiology Program

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.

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.

 Master's Degree Programs

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 Bachelor's Degree Programs

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For students who are majoring in other disciplines and wish to develop a general knowledge, the program also offers minors in Exercise Science and Health & Wellness.

 Graduate Certificates

Pursue your interests in health and wellness by completing a graduate certificate from Tulane SoPA. With our flexible programs, you earn a graduate certificate after taking four online courses and apply those credits toward a mater's degree.

Career Opportunities in the Health & Wellness Industry

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.


Pursue a Degree Catered to Your Next Career Move

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.

To learn more information about the admissions process or to find out if this degree program is right for you, request more information or call us directly at (504) 865-5555.


Career-Focused Curriculum

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.



Kinesiology Advisory Board

The members of the Kinesiology advisory board, which provides guidance to the degree program, are industry practitioners and leaders in the fields of nutrition, wellness, kinesiology, medicine, and fitness.



Faculty With Experience in the Field


Learn More About Our Hands-On Program

Our Kinesiology program features a career-focused curriculum to help you begin or expand your career in fields as diverse as sports security and nutrition. Build a foundation for a rewarding career in sports, health and wellness, physical therapy, and more. Take advantage of our resources to help develop your career. Our Kinesiology YouTube playlist not only provides valuable program and admissions info, but also keeps you connected with the latest health topics spanning exercise, meditation, nutrition, and more.

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