Virtual open house for master’s degree in athletic training

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Jan. 22, 2022 — The Office of Graduate Studies at West Liberty University and the College of Education and Human Performance are hosting a virtual open day for their new Master of Science in Athletic Training graduate program at Tuesday 25 January at 2 p.m

dr. David Hanna

“The new master’s program will begin in the fall of 2022 and now is the perfect time to learn more about our professional education,” said Dr. David Hanna, WLU program director and professor. “This safe, virtual open house is a great way to explore our new program and ask questions to help you build your future.”

In a one-hour session, Dr. David Hanna and Assistant Professor Dr. Meleesa Wohleber will provide an overview of the brand new master’s program at WLU, providing more details on admission requirements, courses and general information in the field of athletic training.

Certified sports trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and recovering from injuries resulting from physical activity. As part of a complete healthcare team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, athletic managers, coaches, and parents.

Interested students can pre-register by clicking this link: https://westliberty.secure.force.com/events#/esr?eid=a124z000007SizCAAS.

The Athletic Training Program is hosted by WLU’s College of Education and Human Performance.

dr. Hanna has been with WLU since 2012 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the program. dr. Wohleber joined the university in 2017 and has experience as a faculty and as a working athletic trainer in the university environment and for the military.

The undergraduate course was established in 2012 and is now transitioning to a master’s level in the fall of 2022, as mandated by the accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). After 2026, athletic training majors will no longer be offered as an undergraduate program (bachelor) and only as a graduate program degree (master) for all institutions nationwide that complete the transition process

WLU’s program strives for graduate students who demonstrate effective communication and ethical decision-making, while always considering patient-centered values.

dr. Meleesa Wohleber

Jobs and institutions available after graduation from the program include: high schools, clinics, health care facilities, graduate schools, colleges, fine arts, armed forces, professional teams, and even physicians.

WLU has 11 graduate programs, including the Master of Athletic Training and many fields of study. As a member of the NCAA and MEC, WLU offers a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division II level, including men’s soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, baseball, soccer and golf, along with women’s softball, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track and field, tennis, golf, soccer and acrobatics and tumbling, giving the athletics training students the opportunity to experience hands-on training.

For more information about any of the WLU’s master’s degree programmes, please contact: [email protected].

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