Mercer University undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in physical therapy are considered to be on the “pre-physical therapy” or “pre-PT”, track. Pre-physical therapy is not an academic major; every pre-physical therapy student must declare and work towards an academic major and minor>> as they work to fulfill the admission requirements for their preferred physical therapy graduate programs.
High-achieving, first-time college students interested in accelerating their preparation for PT school may seek participation in one of the Accelerated Special Consideration Programs (ASCP) described in detail on the Special Consideration Programs web page>>.
Students should note that the prerequisite for all introductory science courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts (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-Physical Therapy Track Advising Resources
Current Mercer Students
Students enrolled at Mercer who are following one of the pre-health professions tracks should enroll in the "MercerPreHealth" advising course on Canvas>>.
Information about all of the pre-professional tracks at Mercer-Macon can be found on the web pages of the Office of Academic & Advising Services>>.