Philippi, W.Va. – May 23, 2023 – The Alderson Broaddus University (AB) announces
three new degree programs. The College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences
added a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation & Fitness Studies. The College of Health,
Science, Technology & Mathematics added a Bachelor of Science in Health Science
and an Associate of Science in Engineering.
“Throughout its history, Alderson Broaddus University has been at the forefront in
creating new academic programs,” explains Dr. James M. Owston, EdD, Interim Provost
& Vice President for Academic Affairs. “These three new offerings will provide our
existing and future students with additional career opportunities.”
As part of its mission “to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines” and
the strategic decision model to increase the competitiveness of the University, each
program was reviewed by the Dean’s Council and voted upon by the full Faculty
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a generalist degree that allows students
with an existing associate degree in an allied health field to complete a health-related
bachelor’s degree. The degree will also prepare students for graduate studies and
careers in healthcare administration and sports psychology. The degree would be an
extra option for students currently in Exercise Science and Nursing looking to explore
other academic opportunities. Students in Business, Psychology, and Exercise Science
may also be encouraged to pursue a dual major in Health Science to be more
employable and competitive when applying to graduate programs.
The Associate of Science Degree in Engineering is a two-year program that
concentrates on the requisite math skills and engineering problem-solving critical for
entry into a bachelor’s program in engineering.
Created for students interested in a career as coaches, scouts, personal trainers, fitness
instructors, physical therapists, postsecondary teachers, recreation and park managers,
and youth sports and camp coordinators, the newly created Bachelor of Arts in
Recreation & Fitness Studies within the College of Humanities, Education, and Social
Sciences prepares students for professional graduate programs.