Programs of Study
Adapted Physical Education Graduate Certificate
Why get a graduate certificate in adapted physical education? Designed to enhance your skills as a licensed physical education teacher or student in the Master of Education program at UNH, the graduate certificate in adapted physical education will introduce you to the characteristics of individuals with exceptionality, issues of developmental disabilities and positive behavior supports. You’ll integrate field experiences through class discussion, readings and assignments, and you’ll focus on assessment, planning and implementation of physical education and activity programming for... Read more about Adapted Physical Education (Graduate Certificate)
Adolescent and Youth Development Minor
What is adolescent and youth development? Studying adolescent and youth development will give you the skills to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents through research, teaching and service. The interdisciplinary curriculum lets you explore youth culture and programs, as well as developmental perspectives on adolescence and early adulthood. You can combine the minor with a major in areas such as education, recreation management and policy, sociology or social work,preparing you for a variety of in-demand careers. Why study adolescent and youth development at UNH... Read more about Adolescent and Youth Development (Minor)
Adolescent Development Graduate Certificate
Why get a graduate certificate in adolescent development? A certificate in adolescent development will help you advance your career and gain the training you need for work in fields that support the health and well-being of adolescents. You’ll learn to tailor programs, policies and other interventions to meet the developmental needs of your clients in a range of applications, from therapeutic recreation programs and camps to clinical settings. Your coursework will include research and theory related to fundamental topics such as human sexuality, race, class, gender and families,... Read more about Adolescent Development (Graduate Certificate)
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S degree IN NURSING: Adult GerontologY Acute Care Nurse Practitioner? If you enjoy complex clinical patient management in a fast-paced environment, the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role may be the right fit for you. Acute care nurse practitioners are respected members of the rounding team, and are recognized in the field for their contributions to improving patient care. The need for these providers continues to grow with changing national demographics and increasing acuity. Geared for the hospital and acute settings, adult-gerontological acute... Read more about Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)
Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology Minor
What is applied human anatomy and physiology? Applied human anatomy and physiology is an interdisciplinary minor designed for students interested in pursuing degrees in medicine and allied health. Students may combine this minor with majors such as the biomedical sciences, exercise science, health sciences, nursing, or occupational therapy to prepare for advanced graduate studies or medical school. You’ll be introduced to topics including the physiology of exercise, clinical kinesiology, musculoskeletal assessment, neurology, injuries, and the biology of aging. Why study applied human... Read more about Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology (Minor)
Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate
Why get a graduate certificate in assistive technology? Assistive technology is the use of adaptive tools, equipment and systems to help people with disabilities live their lives fully at home, work, school and play. Our certificate program will give you access to the most current, cutting-edge tools and techniques in the field. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or are considering a career change that will allow you to help others, this program will give you the skills to work in a number of areas, including education, engineering, physical and occupational therapy, and... Read more about Assistive Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Child Life Minor
What is child life? In the child life minor, you’ll learn to promote the well-being of children and adolescents and their families facing acute, chronic or life-threatening illnesses and traumatic injuries. The interdisciplinary curriculum lets you explore developmental perspectives on infancy, early childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. You can combine the minor with a major in areas such as healthcare, human development and family studies, education or social work,preparing you for a variety of in-demand careers. Why study child life at UNH? As a major public research... Read more about Child Life (Minor)
Child Welfare Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHILD WELFARE? Whether you’re an experienced social worker or are looking to work toward a graduate-level degree, our child welfare certificate program will help you advance your career while also giving you tools to improve the quality of life for children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect. You’ll receive an introduction to the history, research and practice of child welfare services and will choose an area of focus, such as school social work, addiction, partner violence, family therapy, mental health, research or law. Online courses... Read more about Child Welfare (Graduate Certificate)
What is coaching? By studying coaching, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work with youth, high school or college athletes.You’ll receive a foundation in the principles of coaching, health, fitness and injuries. In addition, you can select electives to focus on coaching basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer or track and field, along with related areas such as motor development, recreational sport management, sports psychology, media relations and administration. Combine the coaching minor with majors such as sport management and leadership, health and physical education or... Read more about Coaching (Minor)
Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS? The communication sciences and disorders M.S. prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals and private practice. Speech-language pathologists cover all types of communication disorders and help individuals across the lifespan, including clients with feeding and swallowing difficulties and those who seek changes in communication associated with professional or individual needs (e.g. transgender transition). Our program provides a broad general... Read more about Communication Sciences and Disorders (M.S.)
Communication Sciences and Disorders Major B.S.
WHAT IS COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS? A major in communication sciences and disorders provides students with a foundation for careers helping children and adults to overcome difficulties related to speech, language and hearing. In this program, students learn about how the ability to communicate develops –including how the brain and the speech and hearing mechanisms function to support the acquisition of speech, language, social communication and cognition. Students review the array of communication disorders that can affect individuals over a lifetime, learning about... Read more about Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.)
Exercise Science Major B.S.
WHAT IS EXERCISE SCIENCE? Exercise science is the study of how exercise training and physical activity affect health and human performance. A degree in exercise science will prepare you for a career in strength and conditioning, health and fitness promotion, education programs in hospitals, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, sports medicine and wellness centers, rehabilitation facilities and clinical research programs. The major will also prepare you for advanced degree programs in exercise science, biomechanics, nutrition, biological sciences, public health and medicine.... Read more about Exercise Science Major (B.S.)
Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AS A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER? The family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduate certificate is designed for you if you already have a nursing master's degree and wish to expand your practice, providing comprehensive care for children and adults of all ages. You’ll learn a family-oriented approach that emphasizes health promotion, maintenance and restoration. You’ll combine theory, research and evidence-based practice to develop skills in advanced health assessment, illness and disease management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and population... Read more about Family Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
What is gerontology? Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological and social aspects of aging. In this minor, you’ll learn to promote the health and well-being of aging individuals through research, teaching and service. The interdisciplinary curriculum lets you explore the fundamentals of gerontology. Faculty research areas include elder maltreatment, intergenerational relations and support, transitions in care and functioning, and community services and policies for older populations. You can combine the minor in gerontology with a major in areas such as healthcare,... Read more about Gerontology (Minor)
Health and Physical Education Major B.S.
WHAT IS HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION? Health and physical education is a major that prepares you to teach school-aged populations the skills and strategies that support and improve their health and well-being. Emphasis is given to increasing your foundational knowledge and ability to apply teaching practices grounded in health behavior change, movement concepts and sport. The health and physical education program at UNH offers its undergraduate students a way to gain knowledge and teaching skills for developing quality programs in both health education and physical education that... Read more about Health and Physical Education Major (B.S.)
Health Data Science Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH DATA SCIENCE? Data science is among the fastest growing fields across all industries, and healthcare is no exception. The online graduate certificate in health data science at UNH exposes students to analytic techniques and tools that are useful for both large and small data sources in healthcare. In this program, you will develop an understanding of the U.S. health system,and how to visually, as well as quantitatively describe health impacts and outcomes. Students will also gain a better understanding of complex healthcare data.the phases of... Read more about Health Data Science (Graduate Certificate)
Health Management Minor
What is health management? In studying health management, you’ll learn how healthcare systems work and develop professional and analytical skills to help you in related careers. The coursework covers topics such as finance, information systems, management practices, epidemiology and research.A minor in health management can be combined with majors in areas such as education, nursing, recreation management and policy or social work to enhance your career opportunities. Why study health management at UNH? The health management minor at UNH will prepare you for work in a range of... Read more about Health Management (Minor)
Health Management and Policy B.S.
WHAT IS HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND POLICY? Students in the health management and policy program at UNH develop the professional and analytical skills to manage the complex and continuously evolving systems within healthcare. Course content includes analytics, data translation, economics, epidemiology, finance, law and ethics, management, marketing, planning, policy and public health. WHY STUDY HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND POLICY AT UNH? The health management and policy program at UNH prepares students to work as healthcare administrators for the multifaceted healthcare industry. Employment... Read more about Health Management and Policy (B.S.)
Health Sciences Major B.S.
WHAT IS HEALTH SCIENCES? health sciences program is for students concerned with the well-being of others and interested in a career in healthcare. Health sciences majors should possess a strong science aptitude and a passion for health and wellness. As healthcare has evolved in the U.S., degree programs in the allied health professions (athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.) have moved to post-baccalaureate education. Individuals with career interests in allied health professions must first attain prerequisite knowledge to be prepared to study in these... Read more about Health Sciences Major (B.S.)
Human Development and Family Studies M.S.
WHY GET YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES? The human development and family studies M.S.degree program will prepare you for work in a variety of human services settings, or for further study at the doctoral level. You’ll concentrate on child or adolescent development, combining your studies within-depth experience through a closely supervised teaching, research or advocacy practicum, as well as internship opportunities. Our program will help you contribute to the well-being of individuals and families through knowledge, teaching, leadership and professional... Read more about Human Development and Family Studies (M.S.)
Human Development and Family Studies Minor
What is human development and family studies? Learn to promote the health and well-being of children, adults and families through research, teaching and service. The human development and family studies minor curriculum embraces diversity and emphasizes service excellence and innovation, preparing you for a variety of in-demand careers in education, social services and healthcare. You’ll receive a foundation in individual and family development,interpersonal relationships and the ecological contexts of development.You will also be able to select electives in early childhood... Read more about Human Development and Family Studies (Minor)
Human Development and Family Studies Major B.S.
WHAT IS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES? Human development and family studies is an applied, interdisciplinary field that draws from disciplines ranging from developmental psychology, education and sociology to examine how individuals and families develop across the lifespan and the role of key contexts in their growth and development. Students pursuing this program are prepared through coursework and real-world laboratory, practicum and internship experiences to work in direct-service positions promoting developmentally appropriate and evidence-based best practices. Students can... Read more about Human Development and Family Studies Major (B.S.)
Human Development and Family Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy M.S.
WHY GET YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES WITH AN OPTION IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY? The human development and family studies option in marriage and family therapy will prepare you for a rewarding career helping others, whether you choose to work in mental health, family service, human service or medical settings. You’ll learn about the major therapy models and develop the skills to assess and treat diverse populations with understanding, sensitivity and respect. You’ll receive training that emphasizes treatment of individuals, couples and families in... Read more about Human Development and Family Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES? This interdisciplinary program promotes a collaborative, holistic approach to providing services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You’ll develop the professional skills you need to advocate for and practice with children and families, exploring topics such as public policy, evidence-based care, family and community resources, mental health, and autism spectrum disorders. A graduate certificate in intellectual and developmental disabilities is a great way to prepare for a career... Read more about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Graduate Certificate)
Interdisciplinary Health Minor
What is interdisciplinary health? Interdisciplinary health allows you to focus on a range of health-related issues in your studies, from nutrition to health education to youth risk behavior. The minor complements a variety of majors in areas such as education, healthcare and social work, to help you enhance your career opportunities. Why study interdisciplinary health at UNH? The interdisciplinary health minor at UNH provides foundational knowledge while also giving you the flexibility to structure your program of study to your professional career interests. Potential career... Read more about Interdisciplinary Health (Minor)
WHY GET YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY? At UNH, a master’s degree in kinesiology allows you to choose among three specialization areas: exercise science, outdoor education or sport studies. Each area focuses on applying cutting-edge knowledge to practice and will prepare you to take the next career step in healthcare, program management, sport administration or advanced research. WHY CHOOSE UNH’S KINESIOLOGY PROGRAM? UNH’s kinesiology graduate faculty are recognized leaders in their fields. The program emphasizes both classroom learning and hands-on learning in the lab and... Read more about Kinesiology (M.S.)
What is kinesiology? Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in exercise and rehabilitation, health and physical education, health sciences,and sport management and leadership. The minor will help prepare you for careers in areas such as health and fitness education, sports medicine and rehabilitation. The program complements a range of majors, from biology to education to recreation management and policy, broadening your career opportunities. Why study kinesiology at UNH? As a student in the kinesiology minor at UNH,you will graduate well-prepared for... Read more about Kinesiology (Minor)
Lifetime Activity Programming and Leadership Minor
What is lifetime activity programming and leadership? This minor is for students interested in working with children, youth and young adults in physical activity settings. Many of the classes are skill-and movement-based and are designed to help you to be a better teacher, counselor, or program director. The courses are also intended to hone your skills as a leader and facilitator so you can bring your knowledge of sport, physical activity and health to the populations you want to work with. Why study lifetime activity programming and leadership at UNH? At UNH, you’ll have the... Read more about Lifetime Activity Programming and Leadership (Minor)
Why get a Doctorate of Nursing Practice? Our nation’s complex healthcare environment has created a great demand for innovative nurse leaders with specialized knowledge and advanced nursing practice expertise.The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a doctoral degree that prepares nurses for the highest level of nursing practice. DNP preparation includes enhanced leadership, evidenced-based clinical and management knowledge and skills, and development of advanced competencies for transforming healthcare delivery and practice for quality and safety. Why choose UNH's Doctor of Nursing... Read more about Nursing (D.N.P.)
Nursing Major B.S.
What is nursing? Nursing is a high-demand field at the front lines of healthcare. Nurses use clinical judgement and decision-making skills to determine patient, family and community needs, and provide evidence-based treatment and healthcare guidance. UNH nursing graduates become part of the workforce that is helping to shape the future of healthcare. A nursing degree will prepare you for work in a wide range of areas, including emergency and critical care, family practice, school nurse, assisted living settings and a vast array of hospital and rehabilitation settings. Why study... Read more about Nursing Major (B.S.)
Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader M.S.
Why get a Master's degree in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader? A clinical nurse leader (CNL) oversees the lateral integration of care for a distinct group of patients and may actively provide direct patient care in complex situations. A CNL puts evidence-based practice into action to ensure patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery; collects and evaluates patient outcomes; assesses cohort risk; and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. This clinician functions as part of an inter-professional team by communicating, planning and... Read more about Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader (M.S.)
Nursing: Direct Entry M.S.
Why get a Direct Entry Nursing Master's degree? Whether you’re looking for a change or to advance your career, our direct entry master of nursing program will help you pursue advanced-practice nursing qualifications without a prior bachelor’s or graduate degree in the field. This program offers the clinical nurse leader (CNL) track, which will prepare you for clinical leadership roles, giving you the ability to manage and solve complex patient problems in a range of healthcare settings. You’ll work directly with clinicians to help manage the delivery of patient care, including the... Read more about Nursing: Direct Entry (M.S.)
Nursing: Evidence Based Practice M.S.
Why get a Master's degree in Nursing: Evidence-Based Nursing? The evidence-based nursing (EBN)program focuses on developing advanced generalist nursing practice in a focused area of study, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering life-long learning and preparing students for the leading edge of healthcare knowledge and delivery. Students strengthen their knowledge and skills in clinical decision-making, application of nursing interventions and ability to critique and appropriately use evidence as a foundation for practice.In this program, students study nursing as an... Read more about Nursing: Evidence Based Practice (M.S.)
Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.
Why get a Master's degree in Nursing: Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner? The master of science in nursing: family nurse practitioner degree is designed for those who wish to advance their nursing career and provide comprehensive primary care for children and adults across the lifespan. You’ll learn a family-oriented approach that emphasizes health promotion, maintenance and restoration. You’ll combine theory, research and evidence-based practice to develop skills in advanced health assessment, illness and disease management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and... Read more about Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)
Occupational Therapy (Advanced Standing) M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? A master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) will prepare you for a career supporting people in the daily activities that are important to them. A fast-growing field, occupational therapy provides opportunities to work with people of all ages in a range of clinical settings. Our accredited master’s degree program emphasizes the understanding that engagement in everyday activities fulfills social needs and gives meaning to life, and is essential to the development, adaptation and well-being of individuals, societies and populations... Read more about Occupational Therapy (Advanced Standing) (M.S.)
Occupational Therapy (Advanced Standing) O.T.D
Why get your entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy? Students entering the Bachelor of Science (BS) program at UNH as first-year students in the Fall 2020 and beyond will have a choice of completing an entry-level Master’s Degree (MS) or an entry-level Clinical Doctoral degree (OTD). The American Occupational Therapy Association allows persons with either degree to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) to enter the profession. An entry level... Read more about Occupational Therapy (Advanced Standing) (O.T.D)
Occupational Therapy M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? A master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) will prepare you for a career supporting people in the daily activities that are important to them. A fast-growing field, occupational therapy provides opportunities to work with people of all ages in a range of clinical settings. Our accredited master’s degree program emphasizes the understanding that engagement in everyday activities fulfills social needs and gives meaning to life, and is essential to the development, adaptation and well-being of individuals, societies and populations... Read more about Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Occupational Therapy O.T.D
WHY GET YOUR CLINICAL DOCTORAL DEGREE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? An entry level doctoral degree in occupational therapy will prepare students to enter the profession with strong foundational skills in occupational therapy assessment and intervention, advanced training in clinical skills, leadership, clinical research, and program development. Throughout the doctoral program, students will be challenged to learn and apply occupational therapy principles to traditional and emerging areas of practice, in hospital and community-based settings and for individual clients and population groups... Read more about Occupational Therapy (O.T.D)
Occupational Therapy Major B.S.
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to the fullest, supporting their participation in work, school, play or leisure, household tasks, self-care and community activities. Clients may be experiencing challenges due to an illness, injury or other condition. Occupational therapists use different strategies to address a person’s needs: promoting skills, adapting task demands and using assistive technology to support performance of desired activities. In the OT program at UNH, students learn to address the physical, psychological and... Read more about Occupational Therapy Major (B.S.)
Outdoor Adventure Recreation Minor
WHAT IS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RECREATION? Whether you see yourself leading wilderness trips, working in a natural resource or park agency, running a college program or owning a recreation-oriented business, UNH’s outdoor adventure recreation minor will help you hone your skills in the growing outdoor field. You’ll receive a foundation in the history of recreation and leisure in the United States and choose from a variety of hands-on outdoor adventure skill and leadership classes that will set you on an exciting path for the future. Combine this minor with majors such as education,... Read more about Outdoor Adventure Recreation (Minor)
Physical Education Teaching Minor
What is physical education teaching? This minor is for anyone interested in becoming a physical education teacher. The courses will give you the necessary skills and experiences to go on to become a teacher through a Master’s in Education program. If you are interested in working with children and youth in educational settings, this program is for you. Why study physical education teaching at UNH? The Health and Physical Education (HPE) program is the top-ranked undergraduate program in all of New England. There is some flexibility in this minor so that it can be tailored toward... Read more about Physical Education Teaching (Minor)
Post-Masters Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE? If you are a certified nurse practitioner or a master’s-prepared nurse with significant acute or critical care experience who enjoys complex patient management in a fast-paced environment, the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role may be the right fit for you. Respected members of the rounding team, the need for acute care nurse practitioners continues to grow with changing national demographics and recognition in the field for their contributions to improving patient care. WHY CHOOSE UNH’S ADULT-... Read more about Post-Masters Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE? The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program will prepare the APRN with the knowledge, skills and competencies to assess, diagnose and manage mental health care patients across the lifespan. The program is designed for the licensed APRN who has a master’s degree and at least one year of advanced practice nursing experience. Courses are competency based, and are founded on evidence-based approaches to care management and learning strategies with a commitment to student success and... Read more about Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S IN NURSING: PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER? The master of science in nursing: psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree will prepare the experienced registered nurse (RN) with the knowledge, skills and competencies to assess, diagnose and manage mental health care patients across the lifespan. Foundational core coursework to prepare the advanced practice nurse is completed prior to transitioning into specialty content. Successful completion of this program will prepare graduates for meeting the mental health care needs of patients in numerous... Read more about Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)
Public Health Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH? Public health is a fast-growing field that works toward keeping our communities healthier and safer. A Public Health Certificate (PHC) is an excellent opportunity to advance your career in healthcare or public health without having to commit to an entire degree program. The four required courses can be completed in two semesters, or you have up to three years to complete the certificate. Earning your certificate will advance your knowledge of public health within communities, and populations, as a whole. If you are working in public or... Read more about Public Health (Graduate Certificate)
Public Health M.P.H.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH? Public health is a fast-growing field that intersects with many fields and serves as the leading profession for keeping our communities healthier and safer. A master’s in public health (MPH) is one of the top credentials for public health workers. From a community health perspective, the MPH coursework lays the foundation to create, implement, and evaluate population-based strategies to study disease, health policy and environmental health in ways that improve the public’s health. It prepares graduates to enter multidisciplinary fields with... Read more about Public Health (M.P.H.)
Public Health Minor
What is public health? Public health deals with the health of populations and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as access to the medical system. The minor introduces students to many of the foundation areas of public health and provides basic exposure to key concepts and skills in the five core disciplines of public health, as articulated by the Council on Education for Public Health.You’ll cover topics such as social marketing,environmental health, recreation and leisure, and social welfare policy. A minor in public health can be combined with many majors,... Read more about Public Health (Minor)
Recreation Management Minor
WHAT IS RECREATION MANAGEMENT? The recreation industry is a broad field with job prospects in a variety of areas, including festival and event planning, non-profit administration, travel and tourism, sport, municipal recreation and outdoor recreation. This industry is experiencing rapid worldwide growth, and the demand for recreation management professionals is increasing. WHY STUDY RECREATION MANAGEMENT AT UNH? A minor in recreation management allows students to acquire a basic understanding of the recreation industry and the variety of careers associated with it. You will... Read more about Recreation Management (Minor)
Recreation Management and Policy Major: Outdoor Leadership and Management Option B.S.
WHAT IS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT? The outdoor leadership and management program at UNH prepares graduates for work in outdoor programs, parks and protected areas, and public and private recreation settings. Our alumni are guides, leaders, directors and managers of organizations that provide high-quality outdoor experiences for people across their lifespan. This program prepares graduates for dynamic careers in outdoor education, adventure programming, outdoor recreation management, parks and protected areas management, youth and after-school programming, and land and water... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy Major: Outdoor Leadership and Management Option (B.S.)
Recreation Management and Policy Major: Program and Event Management Option B.S.
WHAT IS PROGRAM AND EVENT MANAGEMENT? Whether you see yourself coordinating festivals or special events, working in the tourism or resort industry, organizing a youth sports program,or working in a municipal recreation setting, UNH’s program and event management degree will prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing recreation industry. You will gain the planning, administrative and leadership skills to work in a diverse array of recreation and event management organizations. You’ll also study key concepts in marketing, leadership, management and public policy in relation to... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy Major: Program and Event Management Option (B.S.)
Recreation Management and Policy Major: Therapeutic Recreation Option B.S.
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC RECREATION? Therapeutic recreation is rooted in the belief that purposeful activities can improve the well-being of people of all ages who are facing physical, mental, cognitive or emotional challenges. Working in this rewarding field, you may find yourself helping others through recreational activities as varied as outdoor excursions, sports, arts and craft projects, dance or community events. The therapeutic recreation degree program at UNH will prepare you for work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, schools, mental health programs... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy Major: Therapeutic Recreation Option (B.S.)
Recreation Management and Policy: Adaptive Sports M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN ADAPTIVE SPORTS? A recreation management and policy M.S. with an option in adaptive sports will prepare you for a range of professional opportunities in adaptive sport administration, programming, facilitation, fund development and grant writing, and research/evaluation. You’ll learn how to develop, implement and lead adaptive recreational and competitive sport opportunities for a diverse range of disability populations. The adaptive sport option incorporates the latest theoretical knowledge, technical skills and evidence base for safe and high-quality... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy: Adaptive Sports (M.S.)
Recreation Management and Policy: Recreation Administration M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN RECREATION ADMINISTRATION? Advance your career and improve quality of life for people of varying ages and abilities by learning how to plan, administer and evaluate recreation and outdoor education programs and services. The recreation administration master’s degree program will provide you with a solid foundation in leisure theory, research and data analysis, and administration. You’ll be able to explore areas that interest you, such as camp administration, outdoor recreation, natural resources management, parks and protected areas, outdoor education,... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy: Recreation Administration (M.S.)
Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation Administration M.S.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ADMINISTRATION? Completing a therapeutic recreation administration master’s degree will prepare you for advanced roles assisting a wide range of individuals requiring health services, including geriatric, mental health, addictions, physical medicine and rehabilitation, military and Veteran populations, developmental disabilities, pediatric clients and more. Our master’s program in therapeutic recreation administration will help you take the next step in your career, giving you a solid foundation in leisure theory, research, data... Read more about Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation Administration (M.S.)
Social Work (Advanced Standing) M.S.W.
WHY GET AN ADVANCED STANDING MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK? If you have graduated within the last five years with a Bachelor of Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, you are eligible to apply for the advanced standing M.S.W. degree at UNH. Professional social workers make a difference in people’s lives, communities and society. An M.S.W. is a professional degree that will prepare you for work in fields such as healthcare, education, substance abuse, child welfare, employee assistance programs, policy and... Read more about Social Work (Advanced Standing) (M.S.W.)
Social Work M.S.W.
WHY GET A MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK? Professional social workers make a difference in people’s lives, communities and society. An M.S.W. is a professional degree that prepares graduates to work in fields such as healthcare, education, substance abuse, child welfare, employee assistance programs, policy and advocacy, and other human services and social welfare related areas. Additionally, an M.S.W. is the first step toward becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). WHY CHOOSE UNH’S MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM? At UNH, you’ll earn a Council on Social Work Education... Read more about Social Work (M.S.W.)
Social Work Minor
What is social work? Social work is about helping individuals, families and community members with problems in their daily lives and advocating for those who need a voice.In the social work minor, you’ll learn about the history, values and ethics of the social work profession and social welfare policy,and be introduced to human behavior and social work practices. Enhance your career opportunities by combining this minor with undergraduate study in areas such as education, healthcare, justice studies or sociology. Why study social work at UNH? As a student in the social work... Read more about Social Work (Minor)
Social Work and Juris Doctor Dual Degree M.S.W./J.D.
WHY GET A DUAL J.D. AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK? Getting a dual J.D. and M.S.W. degree gives you the advanced specialized knowledge and perspective of both legal and social issues pertaining to individuals and communities, a distinct advantage in today’s complex society. As a social worker with legal skills, you’ll be prepared to advocate effectively for your clients involved in the legal system. As an attorney with clinical social work skills, you’ll be better able to understand the unique psychological and social concerns of your clients and pursue strategies to achieve... Read more about Social Work and Juris Doctor Dual Degree (M.S.W./J.D.)
Social Work and Kinesiology Dual Degree M.S./M.S.W.
WHY GET YOUR DUAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK AND KINESIOLOGY? By getting the dual degree of an M.S.W. in social work and an M.S. in kinesiology with a concentration in outdoor education, you’ll be uniquely prepared to work in the expanding field of adventure therapy. One of the nation’s leading programs for mental health professionals, this graduate program unites the clinical training of UNH’s top-ranked social work degree and its pioneering outdoor education program. Graduates of the dual degree pursue successful, satisfying careers that bring counseling skills into challenging... Read more about Social Work and Kinesiology Dual Degree (M.S./M.S.W.)
Social Work Major B.S.
WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK? Social work is about helping individuals, families, and community members with problems in their daily lives and advocating for those who need a voice. Social work promotes social, economic and environmental justice to enhance quality of life for all and improve human and community well-being. As a student in the UNH social work program, you’ll learn about the history, values and ethics of the social work profession and social welfare policy. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the liberal arts while also studying human behavior and social work practices. As a... Read more about Social Work Major (B.S.)
Sport Management Minor
WHAT IS SPORT MANAGEMENT? Minoring in sport management at UNH will prepare you for work in the sport industry through broad classwork related to the business of sport. The flexible curriculum will offer all students the basics of the sport management and marketing realm, while allowing flexibility to focus on specific sport management areas. The minor should aid students’ preparation for careers in sport marketing,event management, sport sales or sport finance. WHY STUDY SPORT MANAGEMENT AT UNH? As a sport management minor at UNH, you’ll be exposed to the primary functions of... Read more about Sport Management (Minor)
Sport Management and Leadership Major B.S.
WHAT IS SPORT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP? The sport management and leadership program at UNH prepares students for successful careers in the sport industry by balancing academic preparation through related coursework with extensive opportunities to gain experience in the sport industry. Analyzing and integrating the context and culture of sport provides the foundation of our curriculum and grounds our students’ preparation for careers in interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sport, including sport marketing and event management, coaching and administration, and sports media... Read more about Sport Management and Leadership Major (B.S.)
Substance Use Disorders Graduate Certificate
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS? The substance use disorders (SUD) graduate certificate helps students meet a staggering need in today’s society. You’ll develop the competencies aligned with the core functions and practice dimensions of addiction counseling as outlined by the New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals, including intake, assessment, treatment planning, case management, referral, crisis intervention, record keeping and individual, group and family counseling. You’ll learn the etiology of addictions, policy... Read more about Substance Use Disorders (Graduate Certificate)
Tourism Management Minor
WHAT IS Tourism Management? Tourism is the world’s largest and most diverse industry. It is a composite of activities, services, and industries delivering travel experiences through transportation, accommodations, eating and drinking establishments, shops, entertainment, activity facilities (parks, sports, and amusement parks), historic sites, natural resources, among others. WHY STUDY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AT UNH? The faculty of Recreation Management and Policy, Hotel and Hospitality Management, and Natural Resources and the Environment Tourism Departments have bundled a... Read more about Tourism Management (Minor)