University of Western States signs articulation agreement with Camosun College

Camosun College’s sport and exercise education graduates get preferred admission into UWS DC and MS-ESS programs.

PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2013 – The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, has signed an articulation agreement with Camosun College. The agreement enables graduates of Camosun College’s sport and exercise education programs preferred admission into UWS’ doctor of chiropractic and Master of Science exercise and sports science programs.

“This agreement supports the mobility of students between institutions, and offers additional programs to students to meet their academic and professional goals,” said Alisa Fairweather, dean of graduate and undergraduate studies at UWS. “It opens the door for students to further their education, increase their knowledge, and expand their skills as they begin their careers as health care providers.”

Pre-requisites for the UWS Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s Exercise and Sports Science Programs
To qualify for preferred admission into the UWS programs, Camosun students must meet criteria of pre-requisites depending on their program of study. The agreement pertains to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic and exercise therapy; or associate degrees in either the exercise and wellness or sport performance programs.

“We’re pleased to offer our students the ability to pursue their professional and academic interests at one of the oldest and most respected health care institutions in the U.S.,” said Peter Rehor, Ph.D., dean of Centre Sport Exercise Education at Camosun College. “This collaboration aligns with our relevant programs of study between institutions, and more importantly, benefits the students’ pursuit of knowledge to provide optimal care to patients.”

About Camosun College
Camosun College, located in Victoria, British Columbia, offers more than 160 innovative programs to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond. The education offerings include university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. The two campuses serve approximately 20,000 learners a year in certificate, degrees and continuing education programs. Camosun is one of the community’s top 10 employers and generates more than $816 million in economic impact in our region every year. More information about Camosun College can be found at

About the University of Western States
A world leader in the education of health care professionals, the University of Western States (UWS) provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its education programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the University offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, Master of Science degree programs in Exercise and Sports Science and in Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a Massage Therapy Certification program, and accredited Continuing Education programs for licensed health care professionals. UWS is a member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy.