University of Western States and Dr. Bill Moreau Team Up to Offer Online MS Degree in Exercise and Sports Science

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The University of Western States announces a Master of Science degree in exercise and sports science for health care providers seeking to specialize in the conditioning and treatment of professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes.

“Exercise and sports science is a growing and competitive field that requires health providers to have the educational credentials to properly and successfully train the athletic community," said Dr. Craig Kawaoka, UWS clinical director.

The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, today announced a Master of Science degree in exercise and sports science for health care providers seeking to specialize in the conditioning and treatment of professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. The program is an expansion of UWS’s exercise and sports science graduate program that began in 2010 under the supervision of clinical director, Dr. Craig Kawaoka. The online curriculum is being co-developed by UWS and Dr. Bill Moreau, an internationally known sports physician and managing director of sports medicine at the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colorado. , Dr. Moreau is founder and educational coordinator for DConline™, a company that offers online continuing education courses for chiropractors.

Courses are taught by expert instructors who have extensive backgrounds in sports medicine, and hands-on experience in treating athletes of all levels. The program combines online courses with onsite labs one weekend per term at UWS’s campus in Portland, Oregon or at other sites throughout the U.S. The seven-quarter curriculum is designed to have minimal impact on student’s professional practice or family life, and covers a range of current topics including sports injuries, performance enhancement, diagnostics, injury management and nutritional support. Applications for the program are now being accepted for the inaugural class beginning April 8, 2013.

“UWS has created one of the few sports medicine degree programs that offers students a customized learning experience within a multidisciplinary clinical setting,” said Dr. Moreau. “Not only will practitioners expand their skill base, diversify their practice, and broaden their revenue stream, they will have the unique opportunity to take coursework at a variety of venues including hospitals and emergency centers located throughout the country.

“There is worldwide demand today for healthcare providers who can provide specialized quality care for elite and amateur athletes,” added Dr. Moreau. “The UWS master’s degree provides a pathway to Ph.D. and other advanced degrees while opening the door to multidisciplinary care.”

“We are excited to work with Dr. Moreau whose experience and expertise in sports medicine makes him the perfect partner for our program expansion,” said Dr. Kawaoka. “Exercise and sports science is a growing and competitive field that requires health providers to have the educational credentials to properly and successfully train the athletic community.”

Applications
Online applications are located at http://www.uws.edu/Admissions/Apply_Online.aspx. If additional information is needed, contact the admissions office at admissions(at)uws(dot)edu or 800-641-5641. Applicants must have a first professional degree to qualify for the program.

About the University of Western States
A world leader in the education of health care professionals, the University of Western States (UWS) provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its education programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the university offers a doctor of chiropractic degree program, Master of Science degree programs in exercise and sports science and in human nutrition and functional medicine, a massage therapy certification program, and accredited continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy. To learn more about the University of Western States and its academic programs, go to http://www.uws.edu.

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