SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Gina Longo of South Plainfield, NJ, (07080) has earned a bachelor's of science degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College for studies completed in 2016.

Springfield College recently held its commencement weekend. At the graduate commencement ceremony, 646 master's degrees, eight certificates of advanced graduate study, seven doctor of philosophy degrees, 38 doctoral of physical therapy degrees, and five doctor of psychology degrees were awarded. At the undergraduate commencement, 915 bachelor's degrees were awarded for a two-day total of 1619 degrees.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2016 edition of "Best Colleges" in the top tier of "Best Regional Universities - North Region" by U.S.News & World Report, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at regional campuses throughout the country.