Sports Medicine Department

Do you want to be a front-runner in the healthcare industry? If so, consider a degree in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst University, a quality education that can lead you to a high-demand career in athletic training, exercise science and prepare/qualify you for a graduate degree in a physician assistant program, physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical school. 

The Department of Sports Medicine has a designed its programs to emphasize evidence-based medical principles, personal and professional responsibility, and teamwork/cooperation, all while focusing on strengthening problem solving, decision making and communication skills. A degree in Sports Medicine, founded in a strong liberal arts education from Mercyhurst, will prepare you for a high-demand career in athletic training and exercise science, or help you transition into an advanced degree in a physician assistant program, physical therapy, occupational therapy or medical school.

You'll learn principles of how to prevent, treat and manage injuries and illnesses common to the physically active individual. Our program also approaches education through the use of frequent hands-on exercises and clinical work to gain real-world experience. You'll have opportunities to work with certified athletic trainers, off-campus clinicians and other employed health professionals. Not only will you get to train with individuals in the field, you'll train with some of the most advanced equipment available in the industry, including military- and Olympic- grade training equipment. Upon graduating from our program, you'll be on your way to a career in an industry that is estimated to grow by up to 31 percent (average) by 2020*.

And, with a 14-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 students, you’re never just a number at Mercyhurst. In fact, many upper level courses average 10 or fewer students. We keep our classes small so you can get individualized attention from professors to ensure your success in class and beyond. 

*Reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics