Waters College of Health Professions to offer new military training program

Eden Hodges, Reporter

Georgia Southern’s College of Health Professions is now offering a military program that will aid the 3rd Infantry Division in entering the military.

The program, which includes a basic course, trainer course and programming course, will give soldiers the chance to improve their performance and avoid injury during physical training all while earning college credits and points towards promotions in the military.

Nancy Henderson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of rehabilitation  services, praised the program in the press release saying, “The military gains more knowledgeable soldiers who can develop science-based and comprehensive physical training plans, and the individual soldier benefits by receiving college credits, which can help them as they advance in their military careers.”

The Tactical Athlete Certification could be finished in just one semester as each of the three courses within the program are three weeks long with two weeks of online training and one week of in-person instruction.

Institutional Fees will be waived for active-duty military and there is no minimum GPA or SAT score required to be admitted to the program. More information can be found on the Georgia Southern website.