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 Masters degree in Athletic Training in Summer of 2019.
For students interested in a career in athletic training, I encourage you to consider our 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 Masters degree in Athletic Training.
If you have any questions about athletic training or the degree change, do not hesitate to contact me.