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Bridgewater College Named One of Best in Commonwealth by Virginia Living

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Bridgewater College has been named one of the top colleges in the commonwealth by Virginia Living magazine in its 2016 supplement, Virginia Living State of Education.

The yearly supplement celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia’s schools. The magazine singled out Bridgewater for its new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree – the college’s first graduate degree program.

“Bridgewater’s first graduate program is one that has demonstrated success and maintains alignment with the institution’s core ideals,” said Barbara H. Long, associate professor of health and human sciences and head of the Division of Professional Studies. “For more than 15 years, we have been educating athletic training students in a liberal arts context. That combination has made our graduates extremely successful throughout the region, demonstrating that liberal arts and professional programs are not exclusive of one another. The Division of Professional Studies faculty are very excited to start a new chapter in a storied Bridgewater College history.”

The Virginia Living State of Education issue will hit newsstands Sept. 9 as a bound-in section of Virginia Living’s September/October issue.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.

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