Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Pennsylvania

Mercyhurst College

Department Info Program Director
Mercyhurst College
Sportsmedicine Department
501 E. 38th St.
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824 1926
Department Fax: (814) 824 3258

Sportmedicine Department Chair: Brad Jacobson MA, ATC

Athletic Training Program Director: Scott Michel, ATC

Athletic Training Program Clinical Coordinator: Bradley W. Sage MSEd, ATC


  • Year of CAAHEP Accreditation: 1993 Initial CAATE Accreditation: 2006
  • CAATE Re-Accreditation: 2010, Valid through 2019/2020

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Length: 4 years


  • Students are accepted in the sophomore year after passing a thorough freshman review board process.
  • Freshman student athletic training students are required to do 100 hours of observation in the athletic training room on campus, shadowing upperclassmen at over 15 affiliated clinical settings.

Average number of students accepted per year: 15; however there is no cap on the number of students accepted

Credits: 131 total

Minimum QPA: 2.65

Transfers students: Are accepted; but most will still require 3 years to complete the program.

Tuition: $34,332

Financial Aid and Scholarships: Available through Mercyhurst College Financial Aid Office 

Work Study: Yes

Program Highlights

  • CAATE Accreditation  through 2020
  • Small class sizes ( average of 10 students per class)
  • No Cap on # of students
    • We accept all students into the major who meet the minimum requirement
  • Personal one on one attention from faculty & staff
  • Students can minor in pre- physical therapy or exercise science
  • Students can dual-major in pre-medicine
  • Evidenced based theories throughout  the curriculum and first hand research experience with Baccalaureate Research Project

Intense Clinical Exposure

  • Clinical observation freshman year!
  • Hands-on clinical assignments begin in Sophomore year (6 clinical assignments over 3 years)
  • 15 affiliated clinical settings
  • Senior Capstone experience

Check out the university athletic training page


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