Athletic Training Bachelor of Science


The athletic training program at Mercyhurst is fully accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training (CaATE). The program combines science-based knowledge with contemporary and up-to-date evidence-based practices to train majors to treat the physically active population. From athletes to military personnel to the weekend warrior, athletic trainers learn how to help the physically active get back on their feet following an illness, injury or surgery. Freshmen complete a minimum of 75 hours of observation in the Mercyhurst athletic training room under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. Following a year-one review, students accepted into the major will then complete six clinical assignments, including a senior capstone, under the direct supervision of a clinical preceptor. Clinical assignments expose majors to a diverse physically active population including students in high school, college and university, as well as patients at medical facilities and athletes at professional sports organizations.

Meet the Faculty

Bradley Jacobson, MA, ATC
Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Occupational Therapy
Greg Coppola, DO
Adjunct Faculty, Medical Education Director
Robert Chetlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sports Medicine
Scott Michel, MA, ATC
Instructor of Athletic Training
Suzanne Gushie, MA, ATC
Athletic Training Education Program Director, Assistant Professor
Timothy Harvey, MS, ATC
Coordinator of Health/Fitness Promotion Concentration, Instructor

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