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February 4, 2020
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New Partnership Paves Way for Athletic Training Pathway

Wittenberg University students interested in careers as athletic trainers have a new pathway to a graduate degree at Ohio University thanks to a recently completed agreement between the two schools.

Students who complete their undergraduate degree at Wittenberg with a cumulative and science grade point average of 3.0 or better, and a GRE score of 300 and writing score of 4.0 will be given priority consideration for acceptance into Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions Division of Athletic Training Professional and Pre-Professional Programs. These students will not have to apply through the standardized professions admissions portal Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS).

The agreement represents a significant new opportunity for Wittenberg students to make a seamless transition to graduate school. Wittenberg and Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio, are separated by about 120 miles. Ohio University has an outstanding reputation for educating athletic trainers, multi-skilled professionals with expertise in prevention ranging from minor sprains to catastrophic head and neck injuries, and from minor illnesses to exertional heat syndrome.

“This articulation is a testament to Wittenberg’s strong academic reputation in that Ohio University recognizes the high caliber of student Wittenberg produces to be successful in a highly reputable professional master’s program,” said John Thistlethwaite, associate professor of Health & Sport Studies. “Our goal is to have the best-prepared students become the best-performing students in the PMSAT program.”

Most students interested in a career in athletic training graduate from Wittenberg with a degree in either biology or exercise science while also working or volunteering a minimum of 50 hours with certified athletic trainers

A master’s degree program in athletic training typically takes about two years to complete. After successful completion of OU’s Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program, graduates have a variety of professional opportunities, including positions in high schools, colleges or universities, professional sports teams, clinics, or hospital settings.

To learn more about the new pathway or how to apply, click here.

Ryan Maurer
Ryan Maurer
Senior Writer and Web Communications Specialist

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