Missouri Baptist University Partners with Logan University for 3+2 Agreement

Logan Campus and MBU Rotunda

In an effort to better serve students intending to pursue the athletic training profession, Missouri Baptist University is proud to announce an articulated program agreement with Logan University.

The agreement allows students to earn their bachelor’s degree in exercise science from MBU and their master’s degree in athletic training from Logan in a total of five years, saving time and money. Students applying to Logan’s Master’s in Athletic Training program under a 3+2 program agreement will qualify for a waived application fee.

“This new articulation agreement continues a standing relationship between MBU and Logan,” said Michael Nolan, MSEd, LAT, ATC, MBU assistant professor of exercise science and faculty athletics representative. “MBU students can now fulfill career aspirations of becoming a certified athletic trainer with a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate school at two respected institutions, preparing them to step into a profession expected to experience much faster than average growth in the next eight years.”

Missouri Baptist University is home to the only accredited undergraduate exercise science program in the state of Missouri and one of only 66 accredited programs in the United States. Partnering with Logan’s mission to remain at the forefront of advanced health care education is a natural extension of MBU’s current exercise science program offering.

“We’re honored to partner with another top-notch local university to provide students from around the world with high-quality educational opportunities,” said Stephen Nickell, EdD, MA, ATC, sports and exercise science department chair and athletic training program director of Logan University. “The ability to fast-track education is extremely beneficial in today’s competitive workforce landscape. This partnership benefits both schools and provides a direct career path into athletic training for Missouri Baptist students.”

Additionally, Nickell said the agreement provides Logan students with the opportunity to complete some of their clinical hours working with MBU athletics.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the athletic training profession is forecast to grow 16% between 2019-2029, four times higher than the predicted average growth of all professions over the same period.

About Logan University

Logan University is dedicated to creating health leaders of tomorrow by combining its strengths of world-class faculty, tailored curriculum, hands-on experience, and a vibrant campus community. Since 1935, Logan has remained grounded in chiropractic education—with the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic—and also offers doctorate, masters and bachelor degrees online and on-campus. Logan is located on a sprawling 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. To learn more, visit www.logan.edu.

About Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to https://www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.