Health and Wellness 

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Health and Wellness is to increase Louisiana's workforce in the areas of healthcare and preventative health as it is applied to the continuum in health promotion and lifespan wellness.  The concentration is comprised of 27 hours.  Graduates of the proposed program will help contribute to the Louisiana workforce by positively impacting the health of citizens in Louisiana and will be uniquely positioned to address the unique needs of health care across the lifespan in Louisiana.

The employment outlook for professionals with an Organizational Leadership degree with a concentration in Health and Wellness includes jobs in the following fields:  
     • Health Organizations
     • Law Enforcement
     • Hospital Health Education
     • Employee Health and Wellness
     • State and Regional Departments of Health
     • Adult Day Care Centers
     • Senior Citizen Centers
     • Fitness Centers

Health Behavior Theories and Planning Models
Nutrition in the Lifespan
Health and the Aging Process
Health Promotion, Wellness and Planning
Stress and Stress Management
Organization Funding Strategies

Online applications and information for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are available at:

Founded in 1898, UL Lafayette is the second largest university in Louisiana.  The Carnegie Foundation has designated UL Lafayette as a "Research University with High Research Activity."  The university has also been recognized as one of the nation's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and was included in Forbes magazine's latest ranking of "America's Best Colleges."  Today, students from 49 states and 106 foreign countries pursue 115 baccalaureates, 27 master's and an impressive variety of doctoral degrees.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Dr. E. Joseph Savoie:
“The system-wide organizational leadership degree is a cost-efficient collaborative that will benefit higher education in Louisiana and the state’s workforce.  UL Lafayette’s concentration in Health and Wellness will positively impact Louisiana citizens’ quality of life.”

For questions about admissions requirements and financial aid, contact:
Amanda Doyle, Director, University College

For questions about curriculum, contact:
Dr. Robert McKinney, Director of Academic Planning and Faculty Development

Dr. Charity Bryan, Director, School of Kinesiology

Visit the Organizational Leadership home page to get additional information about the overall program, including cost, age/credit requirements, and length of term.

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