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Department of Health & Human Sciences

Division of Professional Studies

Interested in athletic training? Family and consumer sciences? Nutrition? Teaching health & P.E.? Pursuing a minor in coaching or equine studies? Welcome to the department of health & human sciences at Bridgewater College.

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With five majors, four minors, recently renovated facilities and highly trained faculty, the department of health & human sciences offers a variety of exciting options for your degree at BC.

Earn your degree in athletic training – 89% of our graduates are placed in a job or graduate school within two months of earning their degree. Or you might decide to pursue family and consumer sciences in conjunction with our secondary teacher education program. Our graduates in family and consumer sciences have a 100% first-time pass rate on the PRAXIS II.

Check out our pre-professional opportunities for occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. Start your career in any number of exciting, growing fields through a health and human sciences program from Bridgewater College.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

After two years, you’ll have a Master of Science in Athletic Training. BC already has one of the best undergraduate athletic training programs in the country.

Athletic Training Major

As an athletic training major at Bridgewater, you will receive hands-on experience working with athletes at the College and be part of one of the top programs in the country.

Family & Consumer Sciences Major

As a family and consumer science major, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in the growing area of human services.

Health & Exercise Science Major

Design your coursework as a health and exercise major to fit your future professional goals or anticipated graduate program.

Health & Physical Education Major

The health and physical education major prepares you for a career teaching health and P.E. The major includes coursework from the education department and exercise science department.

Nutritional Science Major

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in wellness, health promotion or other related fields, start here. Major in nutritional science at Bridgewater College.

Coaching Minor

Want to pursue a coaching job after college? Minor in coaching at a nationally accredited institution—BC is one of only 25 schools in the country accredited by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education.

Child Development Concentration

Add this concentration if you are majoring in any field and interested in working with children.

Family Life Education Concentration

For anyone wishing to work in a community setting as a family life educator.

Gerontology Concentration

Interested in working with an aging population? Add this concentration to learn more.

Nutritional Science Concentration

Interested in the basics of foods and current nutrition topics? This concentration provides depth in those areas.

Pre-Professional Programs

Child Development Lab/Play School

The health & human sciences department has a child development lab/play school for community children ages 3,4, and 5.

Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Robert Hammill, Department Chair