Athletic Training

* The application cycle for Summer 2025 is open on ATCAS. The priority application deadline is March 15, 2025; the final application deadline is May 1, 2025. *

All applicants seeking admission to the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program must submit all required application materials including the ATCAS application and meet the following requirements prior to enrollment in the Program.

  • A completed application that includes a personal statement and two essays.
  • Documentation of at least 50 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of an athletic trainer.  Please click here to access the Observation Hours Verification Form.
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (2.85 cumulative GPA recommended) from a regionally-accredited American college or university.
  • Completion of all seven prerequisite courses prior to matriculation with required prerequisite GPA of 2.85.  If a prerequisite has been taken more than once, the best attempt will be used in calculating the prerequisite GPA.  Applicants with a prerequisite GPA of less than 2.85 may be considered for conditional acceptance.  The conditions of acceptance would require these students to earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their first semester to continue in the MAT program.  Please click here to review the Prerequisite Evaluation Policy.
  • The seven prerequisite courses for Mercer’s MAT Program are:
    • Chemistry I (for science majors) with lab;
    • Physics I (for science majors) with lab or Biomechanics;
    • Two-course series of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab;
    • Biology;
    • Psychology with an emphasis on individual behavior (general, abnormal, or developmental); and
    • Introductory Statistics or Biostatistics.
  • Official GRE scores may be sent directly from ETS to ATCAS using the institution code 2725 (Mercer University).  GRE scores optional, not required.
  • Two letters of recommendation. (One letter must be from a college or university professor and one letter must be from an athletic trainer.)
  • Applicants must also meet the MAT Program’s Technical Standards in order to be considered for the Program.
  • Qualified applicants with complete files and who meet or exceed the admissions criteria listed above may be invited to participate in a personal interview.

Submission of final official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended prior to enrollment is required.  Accepted students must comply with requirements regarding health, immunizations, background checks, and drug screenings prior to enrollment in the Program.

Please note that the Program does not accept transfer credits from Athletic Training curricula from other institutions.

Mercer’s scholarship athletes, including 5th year scholarship athletes, are not eligible for the Master of Athletic Training Program until completion of tenure as a student-athlete.

Please click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Master of Athletic Training Program.

For information regarding professional licensure, please click here.

To request additional information about Mercer’s MAT Program, please click here.