Department of Athletic Performance


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The Bridgewater College Athletic Performance Department educates student-athletes in the fundamentals of determined, intelligent, and consistent work, while providing the opportunity to significantly increase performance capacity, decrease injury potential and develop all components of athleticism.

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At Bridgewater College, we implement the 100% goal. The 100% goal is something we strive to achieve each day at Bridgewater College by developing fundamentals on every level. Our student-athletes at Bridgewater devote themselves to higher education as well as athletics throughout the year. Each student-athlete generates maximum effort in all activities and that is what we consider the bare minimum for all endeavors.

To achieve 100% you must reach beyond that level. 100% involves participating in every aspect of performance at your highest effort level. Reaching your fullest potential, as fast as possible, relies on that philosophy. This involves getting your nutrition on track, performing restoration/ regeneration sessions and working on the things that as an individual you need to work on to improve in your given sport.

The Athletic Performance Department at Bridgewater College will guide you on the path to achieving your full potential. We will set up individual nutrition plans, personalized recovery/ rejuvenation sessions, education about sleep and everything else any athlete will need to be successful at the collegiate level and beyond.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Bridgewater College Athletic Performance program is:

  1. Safety of the athlete always takes precedence when performing an activity.
  2. The Athletic Performance staff members are motivators and educators; we lead by guiding and teaching rather than ruling.
  3. The Bridgewater College Athletic Performance Program is based on Human Performance and Exercise Science: kinesiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics, as well as direct proven experience.
  4. Our Athletic Performance facilities are safe, modern, functional, well equipped, and a source of motivation and pride for those they serve. These facilities are constantly evolving.

Education

We, the Bridgewater College Athletic Performance staff, place a high priority on education, and insure that anyone working with the athletes is at the top of the educational field. All full-time staff members on the Athletic Performance staff have at least 6 years of college education, including a master's degree in either exercise science or kinesiology.

This education has not stopped since becoming a member of the staff either; we continuously strive to learn about the newest and most important scientific research involving human performance. The staff takes prides on attending workshops and earning Continuing Education Units as prescribed by the different governing bodies of the certifications held by the staff members.