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UNI athletic training program now includes Master's degree

July 30, 2003

Biff Williams, head, athletic training program, (319) 273-6824
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has added a master's degree to its athletic training program. Recently approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the degree will require 36 hours, with the majority of time focused on advanced training. Classes such as Pathoetiology, Orthopedic Assessment, and Orthopedic Surgical Interventions will be offered, as well as Evidence-Based Rehabilitative Practice, where hands-on training will put classroom theories into practice.

'It's been a long haul to get this program together,' says Biff Williams, head of the athletic training program. 'The master's degree will allow us to place graduate assistants in high schools and within the medical community. It's a great fit with the partnership between the university and the Cedar Valley medical community.'