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Student in class representing the Public Health and Wellness degree at Curry CollegeWhat are the underlying causes of illness in our society? How can you help marginalized populations get the care they need? What is the relationship between health and human rights? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the future direction of Public Health? You’ll be able to answer these questions and many more with a Public Health and Wellness degree from Curry College.

Public Health & Wellness:

  • Combines natural and social sciences
  • Highlights medical and clinical applications
  • Focuses on scientific research and development
  • Provides a global perspective on health

Learn Beyond the Classroom

Internships – Gain hands-on experience at hospitals, fitness centers, nonprofit organizations, and clinical sites.

Awards – Demonstrate your passion and you could win the Most Promising Health and Wellness Student Award. This award is given out each year to the student(s) going above and beyond in the program.

Senior Capstone Project – Complete a capstone project on a topic of your choice. You will choose a health issue that interests you and use research and creativity to create your own intervention as a way to improve upon that health problem.

Study Away Trips – Join a class trip to get a firsthand glimpse into the dynamic ways in which other societies approach public health and healthcare. Trip destinations have included Lisbon, Portugal and London, and have included students from disciplines such as Public Health, Nursing, Biology, and Psychology.

Courses You’ll Love

Global Health
Race, Class, Gender, and Health
Social Determinants of Health

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Biology (minor)
Psychology (minor)
Business Administration (minor)
Curry Cares – Community Service Club
Research with Faculty
Wellness Club

The Path to Your Dream Career

Just a few of the many career options include:

  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Epidemiologist
  • EMT
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Advocate or Lobbyist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Local or State Health Director
  • Medical Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Health & Safety Professional
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Reproductive Health Specialist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Research Assistant
  • Or continue on to Graduate or Medical School

Explore Related Programs:

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Pre-Health Professions

If you are considering pursuing a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree, you should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program.

Students in the Exploratory Health Professions program perform an experiment

Exploratory Health Professions

The Exploratory Health Professions Program is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry.

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Study Abroad

Along with institutional partnerships, you can create your own Study Abroad opportunity, or go global with our own faculty members as part of our Short-term, Faculty-led Courses.

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First-Year Experience

Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

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Gen Ed

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

Life-Changing Opportunities Await

Start with a foundation in the liberal arts. Add attentive faculty and countless opportunities to learn by doing. That’s what you’ll get with a bachelor’s degree from Curry. Learn what’s waiting for you today.