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Athletic Training, M.A.T.

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Mercer University is pleased to offer a professional program in athletic training which awards the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree. The Program is offered on the Macon campus.


The Mercer Athletic Training Program is full-time and spans six consecutive semesters with classroom-based instruction coupled with clinical laboratory courses and clinical experiences. 

Mercer Athletic Training students are led by a distinguished faculty of athletic trainers and receive clinincal instruction from trained preceptors in a variety of clinical settings.

The Master of Athletic Training Program will:

  • Recruit and admit highly qualified applicants who are committed to a career in athletic training (entering undergrad GPA, prerequisite GPA, and GRE scores; graduation rate).
  • Support faculty development and engagement in teaching, scholarship, and service (instructor evaluations, scholarly publications, scholarly presentations, service on university, professional and community-based committees).
  • Deliver a curriculum that provides students with knowledge, skills and clinical abilities included in the curricular content areas defined by CAATE: foundational knoweldge; core competencies; patient/client care; prevention, health promotion, and wellness; and healthcare administration.
  • Provide clinical education experiences that are varied and interprofessional (clinical assignment tables showing the following clinical experiences: throughout the lifespan [for example, pediatric, adult, elderly], of different sexes, with different socioeconomic statuses, of varying levels of activity and athletic ability [for example, competitive and recreational, individual and team activities, high- and low-intensity activities], who participate in nonsport activities [for example, participants in military, industrial, occupational, leisure activities, performing arts]).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • Basic Taping, Bracing, and Protective Equipment
  • Athletic Training Emergency Care
  • Fundamentals of Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Intervention 
  • Clinical Examination & Diagnosis 
  • Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

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    8250 USD/semester
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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