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September 06, 2022

La Roche University and Messiah University Announce Articulation Agreement

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2022 – La Roche University and Messiah University recently entered an articulation agreement for a bachelor’s + 2 Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) enrollment partnership.

The program will allow La Roche students who complete a bachelor’s degree and maintain a 3.0 to move into Messiah’s MSAT program. Students may pursue any undergraduate degree as long as they successfully complete Messiah’s MSAT prerequisites.

Lauren Lanzino, D.C., chair of La Roche’s Health Science Department, said, “La Roche is excited to bring its students this articulation agreement with Messiah University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program. This arrangement provides our students with a wonderful opportunity to reach their academic goals by attending graduate school and becoming a licensed healthcare professional in the field of sports medicine.”

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has mandated that an individual must have an MSAT from an accredited program to take the Board of Certification Examination, which is required to practice.

“La Roche’s Catholic heritage and its enduring commitment to co-creating a world of compassion, justice and peace make it a natural partner with Messiah University,” said Dr. Rob Pepper, associate provost for graduate and professional studies and university partnerships at Messiah. “This agreement establishes a formal pathway for La Roche undergraduate students who want to pursue athletic training at the graduate level at a nationally ranked, accredited private Christian university.”

La Roche is currently accepting students into the program. For more information, please email or call 412-536-1272. Transfer students should email or call 412-536-1260.


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.