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Room: 232

Department Chair
Dr. Tong-Ching Tom Wu

Administrative Assistant I
Christina, Correia

Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion & Leisure Studies

The Science Behind Movement and Wellness

Physical fitness and well-being are essential to a healthy, productive society, and as a result, skilled physical education, health, recreation and training professionals are in high demand. The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion & Leisure Studies at Bridgewater State University prepares students for success as teachers, personal trainers, recreation specialists, adaptive fitness therapists, public health professionals and more.

Our faculty consists of highly experienced professionals who work closely with their students to help them achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. We offer four undergraduate degrees in Health Studies (BS), Physical Education (BA/BS) and Public Health (BS) – including a range of concentrations within each major to fit students’ interests – and two graduate-level degrees in Athletic Training (MS) and Physical Education (MS).

Samual Gardner, G'10

Samuel Gardner, G'10, prepares para-athletes for Olympic competition as a sports physiologist and strength-and-conditioning coach. 

BSU student sewing

Dr. Lydia Burak's Environmental/ Consumer Health class partnered with the Costume Shop to recycle fabric remnants.

prescription bottles on a counter

Faculty members propose policy for pain management to reduce the risk of opioid addiction with injured athletes.