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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

Melissa Weinstein

Melissa Weinstein

Assistant Professor, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

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

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.
52nd Annual Awards Day Celebrates the Best of Curry College

52nd Annual Awards Day Celebrates the Best of Curry College

This month, the College honored the best and brightest during its 52nd Annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony, which was held as a week-long social media campaign to honor the amazing accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year. Beyond excelling in a year like no other, the award-winners were honored for their notable achievements in academics, athletics, arts, service, and social justice.
College Names Dr. Michelle McMahon New Dean of School of Nursing

College Names Dr. Michelle McMahon New Dean of School of Nursing

Curry College today announced Michelle McMahon, Ph.D., R.N., CNE, as Dean of the School of Nursing, effective June 1, 2021. Dr. McMahon, a renowned nurse educator, scholar, and 13-year veteran of the College, will succeed Dean Desiree Hensel, who has led the School of Nursing since 2017.
Culminating Research, Projects Presented at 2021 Academic Forum

Culminating Research, Projects Presented at 2021 Academic Forum

Every spring, Curry College students have the opportunity to present their academic research, creative portfolios, and other culminating projects to the College community including faculty, staff, and fellow students at the annual Academic Forum. This year, the event took place virtually on April 21 and featured nearly 40 student presentations across all majors and stages in the iterative process of discovery and academic inquiry.
Young Alumni Return (Virtually) to Campus to Share Advice and Mentor Students

Young Alumni Return (Virtually) to Campus to Share Advice and Mentor Students

In a series of unique (virtual) events this spring, dozens of young alumni have Zoomed back to Curry to offer career advice and share life lessons learned with current students, from incoming first-year to graduating seniors.

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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