Practical experience is critical to success in careers in fields such as physical education and training, and internships give students the opportunity to gain that experience in real-world work environments before graduation. Internships occur in a variety of contexts, such as schools, fitness facilities, boys and girls clubs, YMCAs and strength and conditioning facilities. Students have participated in internships as nearby as New Bedford, and as far as the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Learn more about Bridgewater’s internship program.
Practicums allow students to learn by observing and documenting how working professionals perform their job responsibilities.
Each year, more than 1,300 undergraduates conduct independent research projects under the guidance of a BSU faculty member. Performing research makes graduates especially attractive to prospective employers by demonstrating independence and focus and allowing students the opportunity to publish or present their findings before receiving their degree. Recent undergraduate research projects include investigations into patient experiences with healthcare providers and exercise promotion, character strengths in elementary school boys, and the impact of alcohol and opioids on communities.
Learn more about undergraduate research at BSU.
Athletic Training Club
This student-led organization promotes sports medicine and the allied health profession of athletic training.
Physical Education Majors Club
Students come together to inspire and support each other in their efforts to become dedicated professionals and outstanding leaders in the field of physical education.