Bridgewater College was established in 1880 as Spring Creek Normal and Collegiate Institute by Daniel Christian Flory. Nine years later, the school was named Bridgewater College. It is the first private, senior co-educational liberal arts college in Virginia and one of the few accredited colleges of its type in the South. It is is located in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA. Bridgewater offers more than 60 majors and minors, awarding the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees Bridgewater also offers the Flory Honors Program. Flory Fellows gain access to many opportunities and benefits, including honors sections of general education courses limited to 15 students each, housing within the honors community, and more. Bridgewater now offers a masters program in Athletic Training for the 2017-2018 school year. It is a graduate program and the first to be offered at Bridgewater College. Bridgewater College hopes to include more graduate programs in the future. Bridgewater College is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and follows guidelines and policies set forth by this governing body. The teams are members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), which has 14 member institutions.