UWS programs earned top rankings from BestColleges.com and CollegeChoice.net
University of Western States (UWS) has announced that the online master’s in human nutrition and functional medicine (HNFM) program and master’s in sports medicine program have been recognized as two of the best programs in the country in their respective areas of study in 2018 by BestColleges.com and CollegeChoice.net.
A leading provider of higher education research and college planning resources, BestColleges.com ranked the UWS sports medicine program No. 1 in the country while the HNFM program ranked No. 2 on the list. CollegeChoice.net, whose rankings highlight emphasize accredited, not-for-profit institutions who have developed exceptional academic online programs for students looking to advance their knowledge, skills and careers listed the sports medicine program as No. 8.
“Our online graduate rankings aim to highlight schools that are providing exceptional academic curriculums while remaining affordable and flexible for today’s nontraditional students,” says Stephanie Snider, director of BestColleges.com. “Earning a top position on both the master’s in nutrition and master’s in sports medicine program rankings demonstrates the dedication of University of Western States to provide a quality online learning environment that focuses on successful student outcomes.”
BestColleges.com’s ranking system uses a methodology grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The aim is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.
According to College Choice, the ranking is based on institutional reputation, graduation rates, selectivity and faculty resources. The data from their ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale and individual college websites.
“The master of science in sports medicine at UWS maximizes your potential to work with top-performing athletes,” College Choice noted. “It is a hybrid program that is mostly offered online with on-campus lab sessions on the weekends.
“The success of these programs is driven by our mission to advance the science and art of integrated health care through excellence in education and patient care,” said Dana Sims Barbarick, PhD, UWS dean of undergraduate and graduate studies. “It is wonderful to be recognized for the excellent curriculum, affordability and flexibility provided by outstanding, skilled professionals in the field.”
BestColleges.com helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.
College Choice is the leading authority on college rankings and resources. They help students and their families find the best colleges to fit their interests and needs, so they can get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice. To craft their rankings, they use their own proprietary methodology, based on advanced metadata aggregation and analysis.