Athletic Training Program To Be Offered Between Wayne State, Northwestern Colleges

WAYNE – Wayne State College is partnering with Northwestern College in Iowa to offer a pair of pathways to a Master of Science in athletic training (MSAT) which includes a 3+2 option and reservation agreement.

According to a release from WSC, the 3+2 program will allow 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.

The 3+2 program will also allow 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.

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