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Arnold School of Public Health


Athletic Training - B.S.

The University of South Carolina has a reputation of excellence in preparing students to work as athletic trainers in a variety of clinical settings, because we take great pride in preparing our students through outstanding clinical and classroom experiences. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after for work in the most dynamic organizations in the world.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training recently announced that all professional education in athletic training must be at the master’s degree level.  A Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training is no longer offered as a major for undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina.  We are in the process of transitioning our Athletic Training Program and have plans to launch a new Professional Master's degree in Athletic Training in Summer of 2019.

Students interested in a career in athletic training are encouraged to consider the current Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. This degree has a cognate of classes in Athletic Training, as well as practicum experiences and pre-requisites courses that will prepare students for the Professional Master's degree in Athletic Training.

If you have any questions about athletic training or the degree change, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jim Mensch, Athletic Training Program Director.