Athletic Training

Mercer University

16500 USD/year
16500 USD/year
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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 

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of  .
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of  .


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