Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

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Health & Medicine Profile

At Bryant University, students reach higher and achieve more.

Bryant’s career-focused curriculum at the intersection of business, STEM fields, and the liberal arts allows students to choose their own path and prepares them for professional success and personal fulfillment. A student-centered campus community provides nationally ranked academic programs integrated with a vibrant student life experience and competitive NCAA DI athletics in an energizing atmosphere of purpose.

A student-centered approach and supportive campus culture is at the heart of everything at Bryant. Classes are kept small; there are no large lecture halls. One hundred percent of classes are taught by professors—not teaching assistants or graduate students. Bryant’s faculty of experts and scholars also act as guides and mentors both in class and beyond, ensuring their students reach their fullest potential.

A 24/7 learning environment, culture of mentorship, and wide variety of co-curricular experiences aid Bryant students in discovering their passion and accelerates their personal and professional growth. More than 100 student organizations help classmates form lifelong bonds and enhance their ability to lead and work together. Twenty-five Division I varsity sports teams bring the community together throughout the school year.

Bryant is a community that encourages different perspectives and celebrates racial, cultural, gender-based, and religious diversity. The University put an emphasis on global immersion, both on-campus and abroad, so that when students graduate, they will be ready to work effectively anywhere in the world.

Health and Behavioral Sciences
The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers a unique interdisciplinary education, integrating studies in health sciences, cognitive and behavioral sciences, data analytics and business.

Data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates a growth rate of 16% for occupations in healthcare until 2030, more than triple the projected average employment growth rate of 5 percent, with projected earnings well above national and New England averages for college graduates. Our programs will prepare students for exceptional career opportunities in fields including healthcare, behavioral sciences, healthcare analytics, and public and community health.

Undergraduate programs
Biology: Accomplished educators guide you as you create your path among the five tracks of our Biology major: General Biology, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, Pre-Health, Research Intensive, or Ecology and Conservation. Work closely with faculty in small classes and state-of-the-art labs usually reserved only for graduate students at larger schools. Join graduates succeeding in medical, dental, and pharmacy schools; doctoral programs; and health sciences careers.

Exercise & Movement Science (new): Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science will be prepared to sit for the national Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam and work in a wide array of fitness and athletic settings. All students will complete an internship to gain experience in a setting that aligns with their future career goals. Three tracks of study are available: Applied Exercise, Exercise Management, and Healthcare Provider Prep.

Healthcare Analytics (new): Healthcare analytics is a rapidly emerging field that involves the integration of health sciences, computer science, information science, biostatistics, and cognitive science to drive the management and analytical use of healthcare information. Students in this program will gain the necessary analytical and technical skills required to manipulate, analyze, and interpret health data to provide superior solutions to strategic and operational problems in healthcare.

Health Sciences: Be prepared to navigate the interconnected nature of human health with our Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences program. Study biology, psychology, communication, and health topics in a curriculum that can prepare you for a variety of health-related careers, whether you’d like to be a healthcare worker addressing patient wellness, a vaccine researcher, a health communication expert, or other roles. The program offers three tracks: General Health Sciences, Behavioral Health, and Health Promotion.

Psychology: Students who study psychology develop a strong foundation in psychological theory, then build upon that foundation through experiential applications such as day-to-day fieldwork, student/faculty-led research opportunities, and internships. Our psychology major emphasizes practical applications in all kinds of fields, including clinical settings, sports, legal systems, education, business, health promotion, decision-making, testing, and the environment.

Two seats per year reserved for qualified Bryant undergraduates to the Physician Assistant Program

Bryant University is committed to attracting students to our home state of Rhode Island to help meet the healthcare workforce needs locally. To accomplish this, Bryant University's Physician Assistant program grants guaranteed interviews to Bryant undergraduate students who meet the program's admissions criteria. Pending a successful interview, two seats per year are reserved for qualified Bryant undergraduates to the Physician Assistant program.



#7 in the Regional Universities North category | U.S. News & World Report


Top 1% ROI for lifetime earnings and ROI | Georgetown University CEW

Vision 2030

A forward-thinking curriculum ensures that Bryant graduates will achieve success both now and in the future by anticipating the needs of industry and society. The University’s Vision 2030 strategic plan sets a trajectory for the next decade by delivering a superior educational and campus life experience, competitive athletics, and unbeatable student outcomes.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “To 'Be Bryant' means to discover your full academic and professional potential. You'll be able to engage in experiences here that allow you to shine and create your own personal success story.”

    • Julia Di Natale '22
  • “My favorite thing about Bryant is that there are so many opportunities that exist to find what you're passionate about. All of the clubs, career development opportunities, guest speakers and workshops here show you that your possibilities are endless. “

    • Bryant Brown '22
  • “Bryant was the perfect fit for me. It had really strong academics, competitive athletics and a great return on investment. I trusted Bryant to lead me in the right direction and it helped me find my path.”

    • Ryan Dumont '21, '22 MBA
  • “I went everywhere on my college search. I've been all over the country and I've toured every single type of school—and I never found another community like Bryant's. It's really close-knit and we look out for each other.”

    • Kasey Thomas '24