e-Newsletter of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary | April 5, 2013 Twitter Facebook

Four new programs of study offered in the fall

Beginning with the fall semester, Moravian College will offer four new academic programs: pre-music therapy, sports management, public health and a defined pathway to a master’s degree in athletic training—the last two are in partnership with East Stroudsburg University (ESU). Students enrolling at Moravian may register for the new courses this spring.

Pre-music therapy is for students who wish to enter a graduate program in music therapy after earning their bachelor’s degree in music from Moravian. The College has designed a program for students to go from Moravian to a master’s program where an undergraduate music therapy degree is not required. 

Sports management is a new track within the College’s management major.  All courses for this program are offered at Moravian, and an internship with a local or regional sports team is a requirement. Because the major is management with a track in sports management, students will be prepared for a job within the sports management field or the broader business world.

A cooperative program with East Stroudsburg University, will lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in public health. The program focuses on health education—leading to prevention of disease—and health care administration. Students complete half of their major courses at the ESU Bethlehem campus, and all other degree requirements and major requirements at Moravian.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with East Stroudsburg University to offer these valuable programs in public health and athletic training,” says Gordon Weil, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. “Their campus in Bethlehem offers an ideal location for our students to access the quality academic programs that ESU provides. It’s located just off what we call the Moravian Mile, the approximately one-mile stretch on Main Street from our Main Street Campus to our Hurd Campus in the historic downtown.”

“Very often, students who wish to play a varsity sport in college and pursue a career in athletic training aren’t able to do both because of the time commitment involved, or because of institutional ethical concerns about practicing the discipline on one’s own teammates,” says Ken Huus, vice president for enrollment.

“However, Moravian’s new partnership with ESU allows students to do just that:  enroll at Moravian, earn a bachelor’s degree in any subject in four years, compete as a varsity athlete, and then, with the appropriate prerequisite courses and grade-point average, earn admission into ESU’s Master of Science program in athletic training. So a student can be a biology major and then become an athletic trainer; or be a music major, then an athletic trainer.”

Non-student athletes also have the opportunity to pursue this program.  Accelerated graduate courses will be taught in downtown Bethlehem, and students accepted into this program can apply to live in College housing while completing their graduate studies.

To accommodate students applying for admission this year who might be interested in one of these new programs, Moravian has extended its application deadline to April 5. Any student with any academic interest may take advantage of this extension.

Students interested in applying for admission to Moravian can visit the Apply Now page on Moravian’s website and follow the links to either the Common Application or the Moravian College Online Application. Any questions about these new programs, applying for admission, or Moravian College in general, should be directed to the Admissions Office at or 610 861-1320.