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Welcome to the Mercer University Health Sciences Center, where you’ll find a new way of thinking, a new way of training healthcare professionals, and a new standard for patient care.

Health Professions

at Mercer HSC

The new College of Health Professions includes programs in physical therapy (D.P.T.), physician assistant (M.M.Sc.), and public health (M.P.H.).

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions became operational on July 1, 2013. The new College incorporates the master’s-level physician assistant and the doctoral-level physical therapy programs, and the master’s-level public health program. The new college will also allow for the addition of future health sciences programs as well as the expansion of existing programs on multiple Mercer campuses.

Click on the program name for more information about our existing Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Public Health programs.
In Brief

Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapy program offers the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree, as well as residencies in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Neurologic Physical Therapy (in partnership with the Shepherd Center). The program also offers a Fellowship in Physical Therapist Education.

Physician Assistant Studies
The Physician Assistant Studies Program offers the Master of Medical Science (M.M.Sc.) degree with successful post-graduate placement and outstanding achievement on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The program is known for innovative teaching, committed faculty, and national recognition.

Public Health
The Department of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree designed to be completed in 5 semesters. Our students are immersed in “real- world” experiences through practicum placements, required public health community service, and capstone projects in the community. Students also contribute to the public health knowledge base by participating in faculty research projects.