We are delighted to announce the launch of a new addition to Hellenic American University’s graduate programs: the M.S. in Stress and Health Management (MSSHM).
The program has been designed by Professor George P. Chrousos, one of the world’s leading experts in the biology and medicine of stress and one of the 100 most cited biomedical scientists internationally.
The MSSHM was licensed in February 2020 by the New Hampshire’s Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education -- Higher Education Commission and is addressed to candidates who have an undergraduate degree in any subject. Psychologists, mental health counselors, life coaches, HR professionals, teachers, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, coaches, fitness trainers, wellness consultants, physical therapists and social workers are some of the professionals who can especially benefit from the program. The fact that the MSSHM is conducted exclusively in English makes it extremely useful to professionals who provide services to people of diverse population groups and nationalities and to health professionals working in tourist destinations.
The M.S. in Stress and Health Management aims to bring together students from diverse backgrounds—from teachers and mental health counselors to social workers and dieticians. The HR professional who needs to empower a team to better manage workplace stress and improve productivity. The coach who wants to help athletes build positive coping mechanisms to handle competitive stress. The physical therapist interested in expanding the range of therapeutic tools for managing pain. The structure and content of the program has been designed to use this diversity of expertise and prior education to create a stimulating learning environment for all participants.
Τhis interdisciplinary program draws on courses in the life sciences and psychology to help students build a strong understanding of the stress system and its role in health and disease. The program provides you with in-depth knowledge of the science of stress and the role of stress in chronic non-communicable and other diseases. You’ll become familiar with instruments to identify and evaluate stress. You’ll also acquire the practical skills to apply evidence-based stress management methods for individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
The MSSHM brings together core faculty of biomedical scientists and expert practitioners in clinical psychology, nutrition, psychotherapy and management. They include (in alphabetical order): Dr. Aristidis Charonis, collaborating investigator at the University Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine, Professor George Chrousos, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Endocrinology, Director of the Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine, and head of the unit on Clinical and Translational Research in Endocrinology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Dr. Evi Hatziandreou, Senior Director, Health Policy and Market Access, Dr. George Paltoglou, pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Anna Papageorgiou, nutritionist in the Department of Childhood Obesity at Mitera Hospital, Dr. Harikleia Stefanaki, pediatrician and post-doctoral researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Dr. Effie Tsilibary, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Liza Varvogli, psychologist and psychotherapist.
Studying at Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University does not require the physical presence of the student in Athens or Nashua, but it allows attending courses in a hybrid class, with great interactive capabilities due to the use of the Blackboard Ultra platform.