KU and Lock Haven Partner for Accelerated Programs in Psychology and Sport Science

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University and Lock Haven University recently signed an articulation agreement to allow KU psychology students to dual-enroll in graduate-level sport science courses at Lock Haven toward the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in psychology from KU and a Master of Science in sport science from LHU.

The sport and exercise psychology track provides advanced training in how psychological factors influence performance and physical activity and how sport and physical activity involvement affect psychological well-being. Graduates are prepared to help athletes and others achieve optimal performance in their field.

"We are excited to offer this accelerated program opportunity to our KU psychology majors who are interested in sport and performance sciences," said Dr. Gregory Shelley, chair of the Department of Psychology at Kutztown University. "The connection between performance and psychology is well established. The collaborative relationship between KU's psychology program and LHU's sport science program will put our students on a fast track to successful careers in a variety of areas."

KU students with junior status and a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to enroll in up to 12 graduate-level credits at LHU. These graduate credits will count toward both the student's undergraduate and graduate degrees, essentially allowing students to count their credits twice. Students can choose between two different tracks in the Master of Science in sport science program – sport and exercise psychology and sport management.

Upon graduation from KU, provisionally-accepted students who meet admissions requirements will be formally admitted into the Master of Science in sport science program at Lock Haven. The 12 credits previously taken at LHU will count toward the total of 30 required graduate program credits (leaving as few as 18 credits remaining).

The graduate program in sport management at Lock Haven is 100% online.

"The partnership between Kutztown and Lock Haven will allow students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in as little as 4.5 years," said Dr. Patricia Lally, professor at Lock Haven University. "Qualified KU undergraduate psychology students will be able to take 100% online graduate courses at Lock Haven, saving more than a semester of both time and tuition, entering the workforce sooner and more qualified than their peers."

Enrollment is open to apply. For more information Kutztown University, visit www.kutztown.edu, email admissions@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4060. For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu or call 570-484-2027.