School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Our mission is to provide a quality, innovative education built upon strong science, emerging technologies, and real-world foundational experiences, integrated with the liberal arts and shaped by Augustinian traditions. Our vision is to be broadly recognized as a leader in the preparation of highly skilled, compassionate, ethical health professionals.

Setting You On a Path to Health

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a strong foundation in the basic sciences, and technology, enhanced by diverse experiential learning opportunities.

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 the health care and human performance fields. 



We offer a comprehensive educational program to prepare students for rewarding careers in the health-related fields of athletic training, exercise science, health science, public health, nutritional science and rehabilitation science.

Five-year program leading to B.S. in exercise science or health science plus M.S. in athletic training.
Develop a strong foundation of nursing knowledge to become a safe, compassionate caregiver.

Imagine Studying in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Here, you’ll prepare for a rewarding future in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With a solid foundation in science, technology, and math, you’ll use brand-new, state-of-the-art lab equipment to apply your newfound knowledge in a collaborative, experiential learning environment. Featuring classes taught by highly experienced faculty, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences is the perfect place for you to make your mark.

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Take the Next Step in Your Graduate Education

Merrimack offers innovative graduate degree programs in the health sciences that prepare students for leadership in the health care industry.

Merrimack College Nursing Center



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.

Health Science Podcast

Drs. April Bowling and James Slavet, leaders of THRIVE Lab, harness research and realism to help parents of children with diverse mental health challenges understand how small exercise, nutrition and sleep habits can lead to big improvements in mental and physical wellness.

Contact Information

Heidi Fabrizio
Senior Administrator
School of Health Sciences
O’Reilly Hall


of 2021 nursing and health sciences’ graduates had a job or participated in service or graduate programs within nine months of graduation.


of 2021 nursing and health sciences’ graduates engaged in experiential learning – participating in an internship or co-op to gain hands-on experience.  


of 2021 nursing and health sciences’ graduates attended graduate school, including Brown University, MCPHS University and Merrimack.