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Master of Professional Studies in Health & Wellness Management

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Health and Wellness Management consists of courses that cover topics in leadership, legal and ethical principles, research methods, programming approaches in health and wellness, and health systems and policy for wellness managers.Successful completion of this program will qualify students to work in positions such as health promotions manager, wellness director, employee health director, health communications director, wellness coach, behavioral health specialist, and other related careers. A wide variety of employment opportunities exists in the healthcare settings and in corporations, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Admission

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

Applications to the program must include:

  • A statement of 250-500 words describing how graduate education in the Health and Wellness 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 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate course work 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. The MPS application may be submitted to the School of Continuing Studies after the applicant has consulted with the Health and Wellness Director about the program.

Degree Requirements

The School of Continuing Studies awards the MPS in Health and Wellness Management degree following the successful completion of ten 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 Continuing Studies 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.

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.

Faculty

Program Faculty includes the Director and a broad range of practitioners from the field who bring real-world experience into the classroom.

Credit Requirements

The Masters of Professional Studies in Health and 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 an Internship that is three hours. 

Core Requirements Credits
HLWL 6100 Cross Disciplinary Aspects of Health and Wellness Management 3
HLWL 6250 Leadership in Health and Wellness Professions 3
HLWL 6450 Legal/Ethical Principles in Wellness Management 3
HLWL 6650 Research Methods for Health and Wellness Programs 3
HLWL 7100 Exercise and Nutrition in Health Disease 3
Core Requirements Credits
Select four courses:
  • HLWL 7150 Programing Approaches in Health and Wellness
  • HLWL 7200 Health and Wellness Intervention Strategies
  • HLWL 7250 Motivational Interviewing for Health Managers
  • HLWL 7300 Employee Health and Worksite Wellness
  • HLWL 7350 Integrating Health Promotion and Wellness into the School Setting
  • HLWL 7400 Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers
  • HLWL 7450 Health Equity and Determinants
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HLWL 7800 Internship 3