Health Sciences and Athletic Training Master’s Degrees
Our health science master’s degrees put you at the forefront of emerging trends in health care.
Health Sciences Master’s Degrees: The Merrimack Advantage
Merrimack College’s health science graduate programs equip you for leadership in public health, exercise science, health and wellness education, program management, athletic training and other fast-growing health care careers. You’ll acquire hands-on experience and exceptional training that sets you apart in the job market—and on the job.
Our health science master’s degrees offer:
If you’re awarded a graduate fellowship, you’ll receive intensive hands-on training in a workplace setting and get a 50 percent tuition discount. These unique opportunities foster expert skills, valuable experience and professional polish.
Robust career outlets.
Merrimack’s health science master’s degrees position you to compete for high-level jobs in one of the fastest-growing sectors in the workforce. The United States is projected to add more than 3 million health science jobs over the next decade, and health science salaries for professionals who hold a master’s degree are typically between 5 percent and 25 percent higher than salaries for bachelor’s-degree holders.
You’ll learn from highly distinguished practitioners who take a personal interest in your education. Our health science master’s degree faculty offer career guidance and mentorship along with academic instruction.
Merrimack College’s mission-oriented culture gives rise to supportive relationships among students, faculty, alumni and off-campus partners. You’ll belong to a community that serves as an ongoing resource for your health care career.
Our health care master’s degrees are flexible and adaptable enough to match your individual talents and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to work with diverse populations and promote health care in almost any setting.
Explore Our Health Science Master’s Degrees
Merrimack College offers the following health science master’s degrees:
All of our health science master’s degrees are designed to get you into the workforce quickly and affordably, with multiple program formats to fit your budget and your timetable.
The full-time option lets you minimize expenses and launch your career as soon as possible. You can complete most of our health science graduate programs in nine months with a fellowship, or in 12 months as a traditional student. If you’re earning your master’s degree while working or taking care of a family, you can opt for part-time studies and spread your coursework out over 18 months or longer.
“You need a master’s degree for almost any health science career, and the fellowship helped me stand out even more when I went in to interview. They saw me as serious, and they could tell I knew what I was talking about.”
― Kara Lavertu, MS in Exercise and Sport Science ’19
Develop Marketable Skills for 21st-century Health Care Careers
Our health science master’s degree programs are tailored to meet the needs of employers in a wide range of settings. The rise of preventative, holistic practice has created new health care career niches in schools, exercise centers, athletic training facilities, policy institutes and many other venues.
Graduates of Merrimack’s health science graduate programs have gone on to work in areas such as:
- public health policy analysis
- health care administration
- corporate wellness
- athletic training
- strength and conditioning coaching
- youth recreation
- health education
- rehab therapy
- clinical research
- nonprofit leadership
- senior support services