A new educational partnership between Wilson and New York Chiropractic College will guarantee qualified Wilson graduates who receive a bachelor’s degree in exercise science admission to NYCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic program.

Under an articulation agreement between the two schools, exercise science majors who graduate from Wilson with a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average or above are assured admission into the three-year NYCC program. In addition, Wilson graduates with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. will be automatically awarded a $1,500 merit scholarship by NYCC.

“The partnership with NYCC came out of a desire to support Wilson’s goal of enhancing academic opportunities for students and to answer an increased national demand in allied health and complementary medicine,” Tonia Hess-Kling, assistant professor of exercise science, said. “As our program continues to grow and prepare students for work in these fields and for graduate school, this partnership ensures that students who want to study chiropractic can continue their education at a premier school.”

Within their first two years of study at Wilson, interested exercise science majors will be asked to submit a letter of intent to NYCC, asking to join its chiropractic doctoral program. Each student who signs a letter of intent will then be assigned their own NYCC admissions counselor for ease of transition from Wilson to NYCC.

Under the agreement, students interested in the NYCC program who graduate from Wilson with a G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater will - while not guaranteed admission - receive special consideration for admission to NYCC.

Wilson’s bachelor's degree in exercise science is designed to prepare students for careers in the fitness and wellness industries, personal and group fitness training and exercise physiology. It also prepares students for graduate programs in athletic training, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy and recreational therapy.

 

Published: February 16, 2018