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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? Welcome to health & human sciences at Bridgewater College.

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With a master of science in athletic training; majors in health and exercise science, nutritional science and more; exceptional facilities; and highly trained faculty, the department of health & human sciences offers a variety of exciting options for your degree at BC.

Explore our master’s program in athletic training – you can graduate with both your master’s and bachelor’s in just five years.

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 has one of the best athletic training programs in the country.

Athletic Training Major

Hands-on experience working with athletes as 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 science 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 Teacher Education Program as well as Health and Human Sciences.

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.

Health and Human Sciences Minor and Concentrations

Minor in coaching at a nationally accredited institution—BC is one of only a small number of schools in the country accredited by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education. Choose from four concentrations: child development, family life education, gerontology or nutritional science.

Pre-Professional Programs

Child Development Lab/Play School

The family and consumer sciences program hosts a child development lab/play school for community children ages 3-5.

Health and Human Sciences Faculty