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B-CU College of Health Sciences Adds Two New Degree Programs


College of Health Sciences Now Offers a Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science and a Masters in Athletic Training 

The Department of Rehabilitation Science (DRS) in the College of Health Sciences is now approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The DRS offers a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science (HES) and a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science will begin enrollment in the spring of 2017 and the Master of Athletic Training will begin this summer.

Students interested in Health and Exercise Science and Athletic Training will complete various courses related to sports medicine, medical terminology, rehabilitation in athletic training, clinical education, and much more. B-CU is the only HBCU that offers a master’s degree in Athletic Training. “We want to be known as the Rehabilitation Sciences hub among all HBCU’s,” says Dr. Torrance Williams, Department Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences. “We thought that it would be appropriate to also start an undergraduate program that could feed into the master's program, as well as prepare students for other health care professions such as physicians assistant or physical therapy,” Dr. Williams added.

The interest in the degrees is rapidly increasing. The Department of Rehabilitation is seeking competitive and hard working students. Dr. Williams details, “We have literally over one-hundred and fifty students interested in these programs right here at B-CU.” “We are also receiving calls every day from those that are not yet affiliated with B-CU,” he mentioned. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on through these programs and take a semester internship during their graduating semester.

For more information on the Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science and Master’s in Athletic Training degrees contact, Dr. Torrance Williams 386-481-2103 or

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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