School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Athletic Training | Exercise Science | Exercise & Sport Science | Health Promotion and Management | Health Science | Nursing | Nutritional Sciences | Nutrition and Human Performance | Public Health | Rehabilitation Sciences

Compassionate Health Professionals

Home to leading programs and research efforts, and guided by our Augustinian values, we prepare students to be highly skilled, compassionate and ethical health professionals. Our mission is to provide a quality, innovative education built upon strong science, emerging technologies and real-world foundational experiences. 

Students are mentored in the development of career-related skills in a student-centered curriculum that fosters an active learning environment and practical experience in health care and human performance. 

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Largest Program in New England

Students gain clinical experience, prepare for board certification and work with diverse clinical populations, superior faculty and cutting-edge technology.

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Career Outcomes Rate

94% of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate alumni were either employed, participating in voluntary service, or continuing their education within nine months of graduation.

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Student-Faculty Ratio

With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, you will get to know your professors — experts who have literally been there and done that and want to help you do the same.

Graduate Programs

Northeastern University, Sacred Heart University, MCPHS and Merrimack are just some of the graduate programs Nursing and Health Sciences graduates are attending.



Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Merrimack College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The accreditation process was finalized once the first cohort of students graduated in 2023.

Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a number of undergraduate majors, minors and master’s degrees. Many master’s degrees offer competitive graduate fellowship opportunities. With online, hybrid and on-campus options, you’ll find a program that works best for you.

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Online, on-campus or hybrid

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Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Physician Assistant & Pre-Veterinary



Explore all that the School of Nursing and Health Sciences has to offer inside and outside of the classroom to tailor your experience to your unique needs, goals and dreams. 

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The Center for Health Inclusion, Research and Practice (CHIRP) focuses on closing the gaps in systematic health disparities.
The 20,000-square-foot Nursing Center provides state-of-the-art facilities including simulation labs and classrooms.
Health Sciences Graduate Fellowships link graduate study with an on-site practicum experience, building your professional skills and accelerating your career path.
Our health professions advising program will help guide you on pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet and pre-physician assistant career pathways.


“Merrimack set me up for success. During my time here, I grew so much as a person. I gained lifelong friendships and found such a special passion for my career. I gained so much knowledge about myself as well as the field of nursing. In a professional way, I had several clinical opportunities that contributed to my learning experience.”

Logan Lattime, RN, ’23
Nursing Major
Registered Nurse, Encompass Health

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Student, Faculty & Staff Highlights

John McBain
Undergraduate Student
"Through this Merrimack internship, I was able to continue developing my professionalism, improve my communication skills and really expand upon both my exercise science and psychology degrees."
Exercise Science & Psychology Major
Anna Perrotti
Graduate Student
"Merrimack has given me a great skill set as a clinician and has also provided a smooth transition between my undergraduate education and my graduate education as the 3+2 is an accelerated program."
Anna Perrotti '23, M'24
M.S., Exercise Science
Inyene Essien-Aleksi
Faculty Member
"I tell my students that even if you don’t have a career plan, it’s always valuable for students to explore and use every available resource in your institution to expose yourself to what may be possible.”
Assistant Professor,
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Get Involved: Clubs & Organizations

There are endless opportunities to get involved at Merrimack and right within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Gain different perspectives, put learning into action and learn from peers and faculty advisors through one of our School of Nursing and Health Sciences clubs:

  • Athletic Training Club

  • Nursing Club

  • Active Minds

  • Health Profession Club



Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Athletic Training Birgid Hopkins, MS, ATC, was featured in a Board of Certification For the Athletic Trainer article on preparing students for the BOC exam.