Signed by SWU President Dr. William Barker and Limestone President Dr. Darrell Parker, this partnership provides early acceptance into the MSAT program. Under this agreement, Limestone University will partner with SWU to host on-campus events related to Athletic Training and this program. Other representatives present at the signing ceremony on SWU’s campus included (pictured back row, left to right) SWU assistant professor of Exercise Science Dr. John Krzyszkowski, Life Science Coordinator Dr. Michele Eller, and Chair, School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics Dr. Staci Johnson, Limestone Provost Dr. Monica Baloga, and Associate Provost for Online & Graduate Programs Dr. Pamela Wash.
“The agreement with Limestone University is yet another way that Southern Wesleyan University is working to create pathways for students interested in furthering their education,” says SWU Provost Dr. April L. White Pugh. “The clearer options are for students, the easier it is for them to chart a journey to their end goal, and we are committed to walking alongside our students to prepare and support them along the way.”
To qualify for consideration, SWU students must complete an admissions application on time; complete of necessary courses with a grade of C or better; graduate with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 minimum per official transcript; complete observational hours under a certified athletic trainer; provide proof of Emergency Cardiac Care certification; and submit two letters of recommendation.
The program is not limited by a student’s major, but students majoring in exercise science, biology, and pre-medical/pre-dental “can easily complete the required courses in their normal course of study at SWU,” says Dr. Staci N. Johnson. Chair of the School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics and Associate Professor of Biology.
Limestone’s recently established MSAT will launch its first cohort in summer 2023. The 60-hour graduate program takes place over 24 months in face-to-face and hybrid settings and prepares students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential.
“As a clear path for students who are interested in preparing for a career in athletic training, I look forward to the great impact this agreement with Limestone will have on Southern Wesleyan University’s Exercise Science graduates,” says White Pugh.
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