McKendree, Greenville Sign Athletic Training Degree Agreement

(LEBANON, Ill., December 13, 2022) – Greenville University and McKendree University have recently signed an enrollment agreement for Greenville students completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science to continue their studies toward a Master of Science in Athletic Training at McKendree University.

The purpose of this agreement is to foster a spirit of cooperation between these two educational institutions and provide Greenville University students with an opportunity to secure a spot in the McKendree University Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.

“Greenville University and the Department of Sport and Kinesiology are excited to be in partnership with McKendree University,” said Roy Mulholland, department chair of sport and kinesiology at Greenville University. “Being able to collaborate with another institution in our region is a great step toward providing quality undergraduate and graduate experiences for our students. Athletic training is a growing emphasis in our exercise science program. We believe providing our students with a Christ-centered focus sets them apart and prepares them not only to succeed in graduate school but also serve others in the field of athletic training.”

Students will need to meet admission requirements of a 3.0 grade point average minimum, completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher and submission of additional admission documents. Admissions are processed once per year with a deadline for application by April 1. Once admitted, the program begins with the summer term of 2023. This enrollment program will require approximately two years of attendance extending over six semesters in a sequential order, involving two eight-week summer sessions and four 16-week sessions.

“The future of higher education will depend on regional educational providers working together and providing pathways for students,” said Dr. Tami Eggleston, provost of McKendree University. “We want to encourage high-performing students to study and eventually work in Southern Illinois.”

For more information on developing articulation agreements or more information about this specific agreement, please contact Dr. Melissa Meeker at or (618) 537-6834.