Published Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
The partnership includes two pathways to a Master of Science in Athletic Training, including a 3+2 option and a reservation agreement.
Wayne State College and Northwestern College in Iowa are now partnering to offer two different pathways to a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT), including a 3+2 option and a reservation agreement.
The 3+2 program allows students to receive a bachelor’s degree in applied human and sport physiology from WSC and an MSAT from Northwestern, all in a total of five years. Three years would be completed at WSC and two years at Northwestern. Students must complete 90 credit hours at WSC before transferring to Northwestern. At the end of the five years, students would receive their MSAT and be ready to sit for the Board of Certification exam.
“This is a terrific opportunity for students to experience all that WSC has to offer and complete a master’s degree in athletic training at a well-recognized regional institution, all in five years,” said Dr. Kris Fox, ATC, CSCS, professor of applied human and sport physiology at Wayne State College. “The 3+2 program allows students to enter the workforce a full year ahead of the traditional route.”
WSC and Northwestern also have an agreement in which Northwestern’s MSAT program reserves two spots each year just for WSC students. This can be for students pursuing the 3+2 route or the traditional route.
Wayne State has a similar 3+2 partnership with Midland University and a similar reservation agreement with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.