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Department Chair
Dr. Tong-Ching Tom Wu
508.531.2524
twu@bridgew.edu

Administrative Assistant I
Christina Correia
508.531.1202
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Health Science

Health Science, BS

A Man throws a ball while being tracked by the BSU biomechanics lab

There is a strong need for health professionals who can advise, treat and promote healthy living to individuals, families, schools and communities. The Health Science undergraduate program combines courses in health, science and wellness to assist in preparing students for a versatile career in a large interdisciplinary health care field. The Health Science major also offers a pathway for students interested in pursuing graduate study in high demand fields including athletic training, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Dr. Tom Wu
"Our students value the importance of health; whether they become physical education teachers, physical activity leaders, athletic trainers, personal coaches or strength and conditioning coaches, they want to improve the health, fitness, performance and quality of life of others."

Tom Wu, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomechanics

Careers

  • Occupational Health & Safety Pro
  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Nurse
  • First Responder
  • Public Health Physician
  • Claims Reviewer
  • Scientist and Researcher
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Lab Manager
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Youth Sports Coach
  • Disaster Relief
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Medical Equipment Salesperson
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson
  • Physical Therapist
  • Prosthetics Specialist
  • Orthotics Specialist

>$80,000

Median Pay for OT & PT Jobs

18% or more

(much faster than average)
Projected Job Growth for AT, OT and PT between 2018-2028.

Courses

Health Science major courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Pre-Athletic Training concentration courses include:

  • Athletic taping and bracing
  • Emergency Medical Training
  • Theory and Practice of Progressive Resistance Training

Pre-Occupational Training concentration courses include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Physical and Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics

Pre-Physical Therapy concentration courses include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Principles of Motor Learning and Performance
  • Psychosocial Intervention and Patient Care

The list above is intended to give you a sense of the types of courses you may take as part of the Health Science programs. For detailed curricular requirements, please refer to the BSU Academic Catalog.

Want to Learn More?

There is no better way to learn about BSU and all that makes it the right choice for you than by visiting our main campus in Bridgewater, MA. Tours and information sessions are offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. See our beautiful 270-acre campus including the interior of a residence hall, academic buildings, library, campus center, a dining hall and classroom.

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