HEALTH & WELLNESS
At Meredith, we believe that health and wellness are critical to Going Strong.
That’s why we empower members of our community to care for their own health and wellness and prepare students for successful careers in the field, who then go on to support the health and wellness of others.
How do we do it?
- Quality of Life is a pillar of our rolling strategic plan. That means we prioritize the well-being of our community members with real commitment – and action.
- Our individualized approach to working with students helps them make choices guided by their unique strengths and values, whether choosing a career path or identifying new wellness strategies.
- Well-established connections with community partner organizations, such as hospitals and nonprofits, give students access to real-world learning opportunities like internships, shadowing, clinical placements, and more.
- Meredith alumnae/i are leaders in the health and wellness field, in turn serving as valuable contacts to each other, students, and young professionals.
Academic Majors & Resources
Health & Wellness Support Services
Health & Wellness Programming and Support
At Meredith, Katie Murphy, ’18, came to see how her sense of responsibility is a strength, and the support she received in and out of the classroom empowered her to succeed in her goal to attend medical school.
Exercise and Sports Science major Lauren Grodi, ’20, used her strengths at Meredith as volleyball team captain, student researcher, and intern. She continues to use them while earning her doctorate in physical therapy at East Carolina University.
Madison Hamilton, ’21, dreams of someday owning a restaurant or bakery. With a double major in hospitality management and nutrition, a minor in entrepreneurship, and a pending MBA: she’ll be well prepared to take on that challenge.
At Meredith, Rana Oueijan, ’19, pursued a focused academic path and enjoyed a variety of powerful hands-on learning experiences. Next up: the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program at Campbell University.
Exercise and sports science major Essence Thomas, ’20, plans to become a physical therapist with the armed services after she graduates.
As a nontraditional male student, Kelsey McCleave, ’20, was afraid he’d feel out of place in the pre-health, post-baccalaurate program. Instead, he found a welcoming community that prepared him to successfully apply to a physician assistant school.
Elizabeth Raynor,’16, M.S. in Nutrition earned accolades in the nutrition field even before graduating.
Ellison White, ’18, M.S. in Nutrition, was well-prepared for a career in her chosen field of nutrition and dietetics – one that has new discoveries emerging all the time.
Transfer student Meredith White, ’15, credits her experience at Meredith for her success as a Duke University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) student.
Registered dietitian and sports nutritionist Michael Raynor, ’17, M.S. in nutrition works with athletes to help maximize their performance.
Honors Scholar and dual-sport athlete Kimberly Schuh, ’21, became an elementary P.E. teacher after graduation, a career that combines her interests in movement and education.
Fulbright recipient Briana Petrusa, ‘21, is combining her interests in chemistry and Spanish to pursue a career in medicine helping underserved populations.
Victoria (Tori) Edwards, ’18, has accepted challenges inside and outside the classroom, while discovering a passion for quality healthcare and her desire for advocacy.
After completing her Dietetic Internship at Meredith, Stephanie (Ott) Antonelli, ’19, decided to pursue her M.S. in nutrition and become a practicing licensed registered dietitian.
By studying abroad in London, landing a summer internship in Texas, and serving with multiple on-campus organizations, Cooper Rodriguez, ’18, found her place at Meredith College.
After Spanish and biology major Cinthia Arreola, ‘21, took a course in Spanish translation during her junior year, she found new ways to support her community.
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