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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. We take great pride in preparing our students through outstanding clinical and classroom experiences.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training recently announced that all professional education in athletic training must be at the master’s degree level.  The Bachelor of Science 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 plan to launch a new Professional Master's degree in Athletic Training in the Summer of 2019.

Students interested in a career in athletic training are encouraged to consider the current Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. This degree has practicum experiences and prerequisite 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, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jim Mensch, Athletic Training Program Director.