Compass Knowledge Group Announces Distance Learning Partnership with Ohio University

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Compass Knowledge Group is announcing a new partnership with Ohio University (OHIO) to launch two online master's level graduate degree programs with classes beginning in Summer 2010.

Working with Ohio University on these two programs will allow them to continue their mission in ways that will make a tremendous impact on their students and the field of athletics.

Compass Knowledge Group, a premier provider of distance learning services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ohio University (OHIO) to launch two online master's level graduate degree programs with classes beginning in Summer 2010: Athletic Administration and Coaching Education.

"Distance learning programs enable universities to extend their reach and generate new tuition revenue," said Dan Devine, Compass Knowledge Group's Founder and CEO. "Working with Ohio University on these two programs will allow them to continue their mission in ways that will make a tremendous impact on their students and the field of athletics."

Athletic professionals seeking advancement in the field of interscholastic sports will benefit from the Athletic Administration graduate program. Nationally respected Ohio University has created a flexible, online program that equips professionals with the skills necessary to lead highly effective athletic programs. Students completing this program are prepared to take the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Certified Athletic Administrator certification exam.

The Coaching Education graduate program uniquely prepares coaches for success by improving their ability to use leading-edge motivational and instructional techniques to propel an athlete forward. Convenient, online classes work in conjunction with a high intensity summer residency where students work with some of the nation's top coaches.

The partnership between Compass Knowledge Group and Ohio University facilitates offering the two programs to a wider group of students, according to Charles Bird, Ph.D., vice provost for university outreach.

"The Coaching Education and Athletic Administration programs are both high quality, successful programs, but we have been limited to serving only a small number of students through our existing delivery methods," Bird said. "By partnering with Compass Knowledge Group to provide technical and marketing expertise we are able to expand our ability to offer and deliver these well respected academic programs to a much broader group of professionals who wish to pursue a degree and excel in the fields of athletic administration or coaching education, but are unable to attend a traditional campus program."

About Compass Knowledge Group http://www.compassknowledge.com
Since 1993, Compass Knowledge Group has partnered with prominent, traditional universities to help them plan, implement and operate successful online academic programs. Compass provides the entire complement of online learning support services - including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore -- enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass' success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards.

About Ohio University http://www.ohio.edu
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation has also recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country. Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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