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.

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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.

Strong Stories

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.

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.

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 an MBA, she’ll be well prepared to take on that challenge.

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.

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 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.

Our commitment to health and wellness plays out in a variety of ways, from providing rich experiential learning opportunities to preparing students for successful health-related careers.