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York College of Pennsylvania, Messiah University enter enrollment agreement for Master of Science in Athletic Training program

August 31, 2022
Messiah University News

York College of Pennsylvania and Messiah University have signed an enrollment agreement for a bachelor’s +2 Master of Science Athletic Training (MSAT) program. The agreement allows York College students who complete a bachelor’s degree to move into Messiah’s accredited MSAT program; graduation from such a program is required in order to take the Board of Certification Examination. 

"We are delighted to provide an opportunity for our Exercise Science graduates to enter a Master in Athletic Training program that will enable them to continue to hone skills learned at the undergraduate level and take steps toward certification," said Elizabeth Shearer, chair of the Department of Health Professions in the Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions.

York College will pre-screen interested students as early as the spring of their junior year and will ensure that the students meet all Messiah University MSAT admission requirements. Students may pursue any undergraduate degree as long as they successfully complete Messiah University MSAT prerequisites.

“We are thrilled to partner with YCP, a peer south-central Pennsylvania institution that shares Messiah’s long-standing commitment to student-centered, high-impact education, experiential learning and community engagement,” said Rob Pepper, associate provost for graduate and professional studies and university partnerships at Messiah University. “We are hopeful that in the years to come, graduates of YCP will stay local for graduate studies in athletic training, earning the MSAT from Messiah and becoming clinicians in the greater York-Harrisburg-Lancaster region.”