YSU, Hiram Partner for Master of Athletic Training Degree Pathway

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University and Hiram College are partnering on a degree completion agreement for exercise science students.

The agreement creates a progression of academic courses from the Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative exercise science at Hiram to the Master of Athletic Training degree at YSU. 

The goal is to allow students to complete both degrees in five years.  

“We are incredibly excited about establishing this relationship to offer an accelerated pathway for Hiram students to achieve both an integrative exercise science and a Master of Athletic Training degree in just five years,” said Matthew Campbell, program director for the Master of Athletic Training program at YSU. 

“Being able to partner with a program and university that has such a rich history of excellence is something we are very enthusiastic about. We know that this partnership will elevate the opportunities for both Hiram and YSU students and will enhance the quality of our Master of Athletic Training program,” Campbell said.

Under the agreement, students on the accelerated track can acquire a baccalaureate degree from Hiram by applying the first year of athletic training courses at YSU to satisfy the graduation and degree requirements from Hiram, and apply those same courses toward the master’s from YSU. 

“The opportunity we have created with YSU will allow us to actively support students in their learning and development, and the partnership will serve to strengthen, support and even transform the student experience, resulting in improved program quality, better resources and better alignment of goals and curriculum,” said Michael Rebold, program director and associate professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.