Pre-Athletic Training

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Mercer University undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career as an athletic trainer are considered to be on the “pre-athletic training” or “pre-AT” track. Pre-AT is not an academic major; students on the pre-AT track must declare and work towards an academic major and minor as they fulfill the admission requirements for their preferred AT graduate program(s). Mercer students enrolled in either the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the College of Health Professions on the Macon campus may be interested in the Accelerated Special Consideration Program for Athletic Training.

Students need to be aware that the prerequisite science coursework for the pre-health professions tracks is only offered on Mercer’s Macon campus. Students must therefore be enrolled in one of Mercer’s colleges or schools on the Macon campus to complete any of the pre-health professions tracks.

Students should also note that the prerequisite for all introductory science courses (chemistry, biology, and physics) is “calculus-readiness” (competency in mathematics at or above the pre-calculus level). Students planning on following a pre-health professions track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.

Pre-Athletic Training Track Advising Resources

Current Mercer Students

Students enrolled at Mercer who are following one of the pre-health professions tracks should enroll in the “GPS” (pre-Graduate & Professional School) advising course on Canvas.