The School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers accredited undergraduate programs in nursing and exercise science that emphasize hands-on training and mirror the demands of the dynamic healthcare industry. Becker College nursing graduates have consistently maintained one of the highest pass-rates on the licensing board examination.
Students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter the professional workforce and emerge as advocates for issues that support optimal physical, emotional, and behavioral health and safety. The curricula focus on advances in science and technology related to health and wellness. Students learn from faculty and staff who are role models, social advocates and thought leaders in the field of health sciences. Each program utilizes a combination of face-to-face, online, and blended learning courses in order to meet the needs of today’s multi-generational learners.
Becker’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its strong record of preparing graduates for real world success. This new special field of study distinction comes on the heels of another college-wide honor by Colleges of Distinction, a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. Becker was named a national College of Distinction for creating a truly unique learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also participate in character-building programs.
The two-year Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program prepares you for entry-level nursing practice and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The four-year pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (PL-BSN) combines nursing and liberal arts curricula for a progressive, quality education. The graduate prepares to assume the role of a registered nurse in direct care with patients in acute-care, long-term care, and community or ambulatory-care settings, as well as for entry into graduate-level programs. The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (PL-BSN) is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Practicing registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing can get credit for past work and get a head start toward earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The RN To BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Exercise Science majors study the science of human movement. They serve as important partners in improving the health and wellness of people of all ages. A Becker College degree in exercise science provides the skills you need to work in a variety of organizations and settings—or to prepare for graduate school.
Americans are more fitness conscious than ever, leading to growth in the fitness industry. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a projected 29 percent increase in exercise science employment is expected by 2018—a rate of employment that is faster than the national average for all occupations. Exercise science majors play a strong role in helping people live healthier lives. The aging population that seeks a quality of life and good health will increase the demand for qualified health and fitness professionals.
Becker College exercise science program graduates prepare for careers in athletics, health care, exercise physiology, fitness training, and more. Exercise science students benefit from a combination of coursework in liberal arts, scientific theory, a capstone course, and a variety of projects of their interest. In their study of exercise science, students examine the effects of exercise and physical activity and how to promote healthy living through exercise and other behaviors. You will gain hands-on experience during your senior year practicum experience, and will be eligible for certification as an advanced personal trainer, health and fitness instructor, weight management consultant, and strength and conditioning specialist.
As our population ages, there is a growing demand for graduates who can think divergently, manage multi-system needs and provide empathetic care. The School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers a variety of program options that will prepare you to fulfill this demand in the dynamic health care industry. Students have the ability to work and care for clients in urban or rural settings, honing excellent professional competencies and developing the uniquely human skills needed for success in the workforce, now and in the future. Our nursing graduates have consistently maintained one of the highest pass-rates on the licensing board examination during the past five years.. No matter which program you choose, Becker will prepare you to be a socially responsible leader in your profession who is capable of finding solutions in a world that is rapidly changing.