From PR Newswire, November 6, 2016:   A collaboration agreement between Stetson University and Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) was signed November 3, allowing students opportunities to pursue certain careers by earning degrees or dual-degrees at either university. The agreement also allows for joint research opportunities across both institutions.

The partnership veers away from the tradition of competition between academic institutions and allows for students to capitalize on the strengths of both.

Dr. Wendy B. Libby, president of Stetson, said, “Some of our MBA students may like to add the Masters in Healthcare Administration from ADU, and those students may like to pursue graduate law degrees with Stetson. Students in our life sciences programs can prepare for entrance to ADU graduate degrees in physical therapy or occupational therapy. This agreement really opens up new career options for our students.”

Facilities, activities and other resources at both institution will now be available to both Stetson and ADU students.

Stetson is the oldest private university in Central Florida, with a well-established academic reputation built on a liberal arts tradition. ADU is a Seventh-day Adventist institution with a focus in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment.

ADU is associated with Adventist Health System and therefore allows students access to world-class clinical facilities at the system’s Florida Hospital.

PR Newswire is a news agency based in New York City.