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School of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management

Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management at Merrimack

The Master of Science in Health and Wellness at Merrimack is one of only a few select graduate programs in the U.S. that trains students with closely integrated wellness and business curriculums.

Prepare for an exciting career in the public health and health promotion management professions. Career opportunities for graduates include managing and directing wellness programs for a variety of positions in hospitals and medical clinics, corporations, health insurers and HMOs, sports medicine facilities, private fitness and wellness facilities, schools, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.

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Graduate Health Sciences Fellowship

Fellows graduate in one year with a Master of Science degree. The fellowship offers a reduced rate of graduate tuition, ranging from 30 - 50 percent savings. To complete the program in one year, fellows must complete 32 credits within one academic year.

The following video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the M.S. in Health and Wellness Management program and showcases the depth of knowledge of our faculty and the various fellowship opportunities afforded to our students. 

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Career Opportunities with a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management

Successful completion of this program will qualify you to work in positions such as health promotions manager, wellness director, employee health director, public health specialist, health communications director, wellness coach, behavioral health specialist, health informatics coordinator, and other related careers. A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in the healthcare and public health settings and in corporations, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a health-related field such as public health; health education/health promotion; exercise science/kinesiology; human performance; human nutrition; biomechanics; or closely related field.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a science field, but one that is not considered a direct healthcare profession (e.g., biology, biomedical sciences, etc), or a non-science degree from a field such as health communications, healthcare administration, psychology/sociology, human development, education, or other field, you may be required to take an additional undergraduate course prior to enrolling or while concurrently taking courses in the graduate programs as follows:

  • one approved public health, health education/promotion, or related course with a grade of B or better

Standardized test scores are optional. Merrimack College reserves the right to ask any applicant for additional supplemental requirements in consideration of their application, including, but not limited to an in-person interview.