Salus and Rosemont College have signed nine articulation agreements designed to enhance the educational experiences of both Salus students and Rosemont College through academic collaborations.
The signing event was held on Thursday, January 31, at Rosemont College’s Rotwitt Theater. Both Michael Mittelman, OD, president of Salus, and Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, PhD, president of Rosemont, took the time to address the audience with excitement of the new partnership.
“We’re extremely excited to expand our collaboration with Rosemont College to offer their students opportunities in healthcare professions we have on our campus,” said Dr. Mittelman. “This is something our students and faculty will greatly benefit from, given Rosemont’s excellent reputation in the biological sciences. Entering into these types of partnerships and agreements will become even more essential as the health education landscape continues to change around us. Taking a proactive position such as this will help to ensure both Salus and Rosemont students have access to the very best programs possible.”
These nine agreements are the first for the Salus and Rosemont relationship.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Salus University,” said Dr. Hirsh. “Our students are very successful in the sciences and these collaborations will enable them to enter exciting and growing fields across the healthcare spectrum after building a solid undergraduate foundation at Rosemont.”
An articulation agreement is a formal partnership between two or more colleges and universities that provides an academic pathway for a student to receive one or more degrees. As an articulation agreement bridges two academics programs together, it is often appealing to a student as it typically guarantees an interview or a seat into graduate and professional school, or allows them to take a year off of their undergraduate program which in turn cuts down on tuition costs, provided that the requirements set forth in the agreement are met by the student. Salus has over 40 articulation agreements in total across the Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, and Physician Assistant Studies programs.
“Students like to have a solid plan for their future after undergraduate school,” said Monica Maisto, MS, director of the Office of Admissions at Salus. “Knowing early that, if they are able to meet all requirements, they will have a guaranteed seat in a graduate/professional program provides them with peace of mind as well as a concrete goal to achieve. It is also a ‘win-win’ for both institutions as it helps to attract qualified students who are driven to become healthcare professionals.”
The majority of the agreements Salus has with other institutions guarantee an interview. Four of the five new agreements with Rosemont College guarantee reserved seats – making the articulation agreements even more desirable.
The agreements entered into are the following:
“The administration at Rosemont has been great to work with,” said Maisto. “They are open to innovative ways to help students achieve their educational professional goals and are committed to providing them with the opportunities to do so. Rosemont’s commitment to its students aligns nicely with our mission at Salus to “advance integrated healthcare through innovative education, research and clinical services.”