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HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAMS > COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION, M.S. > EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE, M.S. > HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT, M.S.

2019–2020 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS


Be a leader in the health and wellness arena With an emphasis on rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, the graduate programs offered by the School of Health Sciences prepare you to address complex issues and assume a leadership role in the health and wellness arena. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and network you need to excel, both personally and professionally. Our success-driven graduate programs offer: • One-year and part-time options • Career-focused curriculum • Professional field experiences • Scholarships and Fellowships • Inspiring and committed faculty • Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant opportunities Participate in our Professional Development Program Engage in career readiness experiences and capture the attention of employers upon completion. • Develop your digital brand • Engage in 1:1 career advising • Participate in innovative workshops and programming • Connect with professional alumni through networking events


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION There are few things in life that are as important as our health. To prepare you to make a significant impact on people in your community and around the world, Merrimack’s Master of Science in Community Health Education offers you the resources, tools, and hands-on training to encourage healthy lifestyles. By studying chronic disease prevention and evidence-based professional practices, you’ll learn how to identify community health challenges—and work to solve them.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

You’ll find our grads in prestigious jobs such as: • Public Health Associate, Center for Disease Control (CDC) • Coordinator of the Active Living Center, Merrimack Valley YMCA • Substance Abuse Prevention Outreach Manager, Board of Health, City of Malden, MA • Health Education Teacher • Community Relations Coordinator • Teacher, Pentucket Regional High School

Students take 32 credits and complete a field-based practicum experience and capstone project. Required core courses • Research Methods • Health Promotion: Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation • Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion • Health Science Organizational Leadership • Capstone Seminar Specialized courses • Public Health Policy and Management • Community Organizing and Development • Theories of Adult Learning

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 nutrition, or other related field is required. 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 nonscience degree in 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 program, as follows: • One approved public health, health education/promotion, or related course with a grade of B or better.

“As a Merrimack graduate student in the School of Health Sciences, I have grown as a scholar, public health professional, and most importantly, as a person. This one-year intensive program opened new doors for me, doors I plan to leave open for future Merrimack scholars.” Bria Gadsden M’18 Public Health Associate, Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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You’ll find our grads in prestigious jobs such as: • Product Validation Engineer, Reebok • Physicians Extender, Boston Children’s Hospital • Assistant Strength and Conditioning, University of Maryland • Care Navigator, AC Wellness (Apple) • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Stonehill College • Paralysis Recovery Specialist, Project Walk • Fitness Director, Best Fitness • Assistant Athletic Trainer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE From empowering elite athletes to achieve peak performance to helping patients improve their mobility, exercise and sports science professionals play a vital role in our society. At Merrimack, you’ll gain the expert knowledge and hands-on experience to pursue a career as an exercise physiologist, health fitness manager, strength and conditioning coach, fitness specialist, and more.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students take 32 credits and complete a field-based practicum experience. Required core courses • Research Methods • Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion • Health Science Organizational Leadership • Capstone Seminar Specialized courses • Advanced Strength and Conditioning • Physical Activity and Exercise Technologies • Advanced Exercise Physiology • Sports Nutrition

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 you have a non-science degree in a field such as health communications, healthcare administration, psychology/sociology, human development, education, or another field, you may be required to take additional undergraduate courses prior to enrolling or while concurrently taking courses in the graduate program, as follows: • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (with laboratories)

“I loved how hands-on my experience was. I developed as a coach, a professional, and a person. I learned how to program for different teams at different points in their seasons, and the administrative side of the field. I also learned what environment I work best in, and how to succeed when I move forward into the professional world.” Nicole Fowler M’17 Sports Performance Fellow, University of Denver, CO


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT By promoting healthier lifestyles and helping reduce the risk of chronic disease, health and wellness experts have a major impact on people’s lives. One of the only graduate programs in the United States to integrate wellness and business, Merrimack’s Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management prepares you to be a leader in the rapidly growing wellness industry. With your master’s degree, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career as a wellness director, employee health director, public health specialist, health communications director, and more.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Students take 32 credits and have opportunities to interact with faculty from both the health and business fields, as well as to engage in real-world wellness management projects through their field-based experience and capstone. Required core courses • Research Methods • Health Promotion: Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation • Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion • Health Science Organizational Leadership • Capstone Seminar Specialized courses • Public Health Policy and Management • Management Planning and Control • Marketing Analysis and Decision Making

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 a closely related field is required. 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 nonscience degree in a field such as health communications, healthcare administration, psychology/sociology, human development, education, or another field, you may be required to take an additional undergraduate course prior to enrolling or while concurrently taking courses in the graduate program, as follows: • One approved public health, health education/promotion, or related course with a grade of B or better

“My professional field experience definitely helped me get to where I am now, and my mentor at Merrimack helped me through every situation, not just academic. The faculty really care about you. They want you to succeed in every way possible. Merrimack is such a supportive community. The community is the best part about Merrimack; you can’t beat it.” Carissa Buurstra M’17 Wellness Program Administrator, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

You’ll find our grads in prestigious jobs such as: • Senior Clinical Research Program Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital • Zakim Center Practice Coordinator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute • Wellness Program Administrator, Akamai Technologies • Sixth Grade Health and Wellness Teacher, Baystate Academy Charter School • Associate Executive Director, Merrimack Valley, YMCA • Volunteer Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association


HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS Earn your Master of Science in one year—at reduced tuition Our highly sought-after fellowships offer you unparalleled real-world field experiences and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll be saving thousands of dollars. With the guidance of experienced site-based supervisors and program faculty, you’ll have the support you need to excel in your field placement and in your graduate studies.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS If you’re selected for our prestigious, reduced-tuition Health Sciences Fellowship, you will: • Complete a nine-month, on-site practicum • Serve 15 or 20 hours a week at your placement site while taking graduate courses in the afternoons and evenings throughout the academic year • Earn your 32-credit Master of Science in one year

A sampling of our partner fellowship sites: • Massachusetts State Alliance of YMCAs • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Well-Being Program • Campus Kitchen Project • Muscular Dystrophy Association • Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital • Andover/North Andover YMCA Active Living Center • Cambridge Health Alliance • Wellness Workdays • Tufts University Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging • Andover Health Department • Wellesley College Health Service, Office of Health Education • Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning • Haverhill, Essex, Lowell, and Melrose high schools • Merrimack College: Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Operations, Fitness and Wellness Center

APPLICATION PROCESS As a first step, you will be notified on a rolling basis of a decision into the health sciences graduate program for which you applied. After the fellowship application deadline of February 15, 2019, you may be invited to interview for a fellowship position based on the strength of your application.

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

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HERE’S HOW TO APPLY • Application requirements vary by program, but primarily include official transcripts, personal statement, resume, and recommendations. Visit merrimack.edu/appinfo for a complete list of application requirements. • Fellowships have additional requirements. • Test scores are optional. For more information and assistance, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@merrimack.edu or call 978-837-3563.

Join us at our Health Sciences Fellowship Info Session on Thursday, November 1 at 6 pm. Register at merrimack.edu/healthsciencesfellows.

FINANCIAL AID Graduate students enrolled at least half time (a minimum of four credit hours) are eligible to borrow a maximum of $20,500 per academic year, or up to their yearly financial aid cost of attendance. To be eligible, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may obtain private loans and/or enroll in an institutional payment plan. For more information, visit merrimack.edu/financialaid or contact our graduate financial aid counselor, Brooke Barbieri, at barbierib@merrimack.edu or 978-837-5126.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DATES AND DEADLINES Fellowship Program Begins: Fall 2019 Ends: May 2020 Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 Non-Fellowship Program Term: Spring 2019 Begins: January 16, 2019 Application Deadline: January 7, 2019 (December 10, 2018 for international applicants)

TUITION • $885 per credit hour ($28,320) Merit scholarships are available for graduate study at Merrimack (excluding fellowships and assistantships). Once you factor in scholarships, the average cost of a Merrimack graduate degree is less than or comparable to that of many public and private universities.

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships—covering up to 20% of tuition costs— are awarded based on the overall strength of application materials. • Every admitted student is considered for a merit scholarship. • A separate application is not required.

Last year, 87% of our graduate students received scholarship funding (on-ground programs).

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an academic degree in the United States must submit proof of English proficiency.

Apply today at merrimack.edu/appinfo


WE’RE HERE TO HELP Thank you for your interest in the Health Sciences graduate programs! We’re happy to help answer your questions about graduate study at Merrimack. Contact Allison for questions related to the application process, admission requirements and a visit to our campus. Reach out to Lindsey for questions related to our career-focused curriculum, our faculty, and our new labs and equipment.

Allison Pena Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions penaa@merrimack.edu 978-837-5227

GRADUATE PROGRAMS FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS Girard School of Business • Accounting, M.S. • Business Analytics, M.S. (online) • Management, M.S. School of Education and Social Policy • Catholic School Leadership, Graduate Certificate • Community Engagement, M.Ed. • Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S. • Educational Leadership, C.A.G.S. • Higher Education, M.Ed. • School Counseling, M.Ed. • Teacher Education, M.Ed. • Teacher Education, M.Ed. (online) School of Liberal Arts

Lindsey Carbone Graduate Program Director School of Health Sciences carbonel@merrimack.edu 978-837-5023

• Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. • Public Affairs, M.P.A. • Spiritual Direction, M.A. • Spirituality, M.A. • Spiritual Direction, Graduate Certificate • Interfaith Spirituality, Graduate Certificate School of Science and Engineering

VISIT US Learn more about our programs and get to know Merrimack. • Graduate info sessions held throughout the year • Visits to graduate classes • One-on-one meetings with a graduate admission counselor and/or program director Visit merrimack.edu/gradvisit to learn more.

• Civil Engineering, M.S. • Data Science, M.S. (online) • Engineering Management, M.S. • Mechanical Engineering, M.S. School of Health Sciences • Athletic Training, M.S. • Community Health Education, M.S. • Exercise and Sport Science, M.S. • Health and Wellness Management, M.S. Fellowships and assistantships are available in many of our programs.

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Gain the skills and professional experience you need to advance in the health and wellness industry with a Health Sciences Fellowship. Fello...

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Gain the skills and professional experience you need to advance in the health and wellness industry with a Health Sciences Fellowship. Fello...