Student and Alumni Spotlight

Meet our inspiring students and alumni.

M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, 2016
Current Job: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
University of Minnesota Duluth

“I don’t think there’s an experience in my life that has quite impacted me as much as being at Merrimack has.”

M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, 2023
Fellowship: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

“My fellowship experience so far has been the most influential professional experience that I have had thus far in my educational career.”

M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, 2016
Current Job: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Boston College

“During my fellowship, I was working with the athletes, doing a research project on a specific kind of training program and seeing the effects and results of that research.”

M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, 2019
Fellowship: Merrimack Health Sciences Department

“The fellowship helped me stand out when I was interviewing. I believe that having my master’s was a big reason for getting the job. They saw me as serious, and they could tell I knew what I was talking about.”

M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, 2019
Current Job: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Northeastern University

“I found the major benefit of the graduate program to be the opportunity to gain collegiate coaching experience above just a standard internship, with added responsibility. The smaller class sizes with like-minded individuals provided a great networking component with other grad fellows.”

M.S., Exercise & Sport Science 2023
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)

“My fellowship experience at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine was amazing in helping me prepare for the next step in my career and my future Ph.D. program. The fellowship helped me gain critical research experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I’m so thankful for that experience.”

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