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Discover Degrees and Programs in Health and Wellness

How is the relationship between health and human rights defined? What is the leading cause of mortality in the US? How can you help marginalized populations get the care they need? You’ll be able to answer these questions and many more with a Health and Wellness degree from Curry College.

Students and discuss topics in class with professor while pursuing a Public Health and Wellness Degree at Curry College

Public Health and Wellness

The Public Health and Wellness major prepares you to excel in your chosen public health and/or health-related career. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for you to thrive in Public Health, Health Education, Promotion, Community Health Education, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Nursing, and Medicine.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Katherine Morrison

Katherine Morrison

Professor

Department
Health and Wellness

Jacquelyn Murphy

Jacquelyn Murphy

Assistant Professor

Department
Health and Wellness

Melissa Weinstein

Melissa Weinstein

Assistant Professor, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Colby Zongol

Colby Zongol

Assistant Professor, Public Health & Wellness

Department
Health and Wellness

Layne Flynn

Layne Flynn

Associate Lecturer

Department
Health and Wellness

Phone

Email
layne.flynn@curry.edu

Marie Gabour

Marie Gabour

Associate Lecturer, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Marcia Richards

Marcia Richards

Senior Lecturer, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith

Lecturer, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Robin Trask

Robin Trask

Lecturer, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Highlights in Health and Wellness

New Curry College Faculty, 2022-2023

Welcome New Faculty! 2022-2023

The Curry College community welcomes our newest faculty members to campus for the 2022-2023 academic year. They are enthusiastic and ready to empower our students to excel, dedicating themselves to success inside and outside the classroom.
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics awarded Person of the Year for 2021-2022

53rd Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Celebrates the Best of Curry College

Curry College honored the best and brightest during its 53rd Annual Awards Recognition Celebration. Over 60 awards were bestowed upon deserving recipients, highlighting the amazing feats achieved in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics.
Students pose with Lisbon, Portugal city in the background

Students Gain Valuable Global Experience in Faculty-Led Trip to Portugal

For the first time since 2019, Curry College launched its faculty-led travel course to Lisbon, Portugal over spring break. The Public Health course, led by Associate Professor of Public Health and Wellness Dr. Melissa Weinstein, included 14 Curry students representing a mix of Public Health, Nursing, and Biochemistry majors.
Collage of Women in STEM area studies at Curry College

Celebrating Women in STEM at Curry College

Friday, February 11th marks International Day of Women and Girls in STEM - a day of encouragement, empowerment, and respect for women and young girls pursuing their passions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We honor the significant achievements of women in STEM at Curry College, both faculty and students, who have paved the way for future generations.
Top 21 Stories of 2021 Collage

Year in Review: Our Top 21 News Stories in 2021

The Curry College community rallied together in 2021 to accomplish great things and make this year memorable despite the continuing pandemic. As we look forward to 2022, here are the top 21 stories from another unforgettable year.
Milton, MA

Milton Ranked Safest College Town in America

For the second straight year, Milton, Massachusetts, home of Curry College's Milton Campus, has been ranked 'Safest College Town in America.' The latest 2021 rankings were published by SafeWise in their annual national report on public safety, "Safest Cities in America.” Milton topped the list of over 400 college towns due to lows in violent crime rate and a property crime rate, according to FBI statistics.
former New England Patriots All-Pro linebacker and NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett teaches the newly established Curry College Karate Club

NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Shares Martial Arts Expertise with Curry Students

This fall, students are participating in a creative wellness practice through martial arts, with the newly established Karate Club taught by former New England Patriots All-Pro linebacker and NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett.
Jack Valor '22 is spent his summer in sunny Florida as an intern at Univision Miami

Photo Story: Curry Students Gain Valuable Career Experience Through Summer Internships

Curry students were career-focused in the summer of 2021, completing internships in science, healthcare, business and global finance, sports, media, criminal justice and more.
Class of 2021 Conclude Extraordinary College Experience in Commencement Celebration

Class of 2021 Conclude Extraordinary College Experience in Commencement Celebration

On a summer-like day, Curry College honored 687 graduates from the Class of 2021 in its 141st Commencement celebration. The ceremony, to which graduates were allowed to invite two guests, was live streamed today from the Walter M. Katz field to approximately 2,300 family members, friends, alumni, faculty and staff among other Curry community members.

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Public Health at Curry College

Dr. Melissa Weinstein discusses the curriculum and career paths for students pursuing a degree in Public Health and Wellness at Curry College