Health Science

As a health science major at Merrimack College, you’ll study personal health, epidemiology, nutrition, community health, disease prevention and fitness-related topics to learn how the human body functions, both in health and disease. Through your science-centered classes and intensive clinical experiences, you’ll build the skills you need to promote better health on both an individual and community level.

With your degree in health science, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare industry, whether you’re interested in professional medical practice, biomedical research, public health, hospital administration, education or medical technology. Interested in becoming a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or athletic trainer? Upon successful completion of the health science program, you’ll be well-positioned to pursue further study in the field of your choosing. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.


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