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Arnold School of Public Health

Current AT Students

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Athletic Training Program! We have provided links for our program policies and procedures, as well as other useful information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Athletic Training Curriculum

Policies and Procedures

Acknowledgment of Risk Policy
Active Communicable and Infectious Disease Policy
Blood-Borne Pathogens (BBP) Evaluation and Follow-up Policy
Clinical Education Hours Policy
Confidentiality (HIPPA and FERPA) Policy
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
Contact Hour Discrepancy Policy
Criminal Background Check and Reporting Policy and Form
Exposure Control Plan
Hepatitis B Immunization Policy and Form
Inappropriate Behavior Policy
Professional Appearance Policy
Safety Policy for Therapeutic Equipment
Social Media Policy
Surgical Observation Policy
Technical Standards Policy and Form
Workers Compensation Policy
AT Handbook


AT Additional Student Fees

University and Department Fees:

The Arnold School of Public Health provides a summary of tuition and fees, and the Office of Financial Aid provides the full breakdown of the estimated cost to attend

In addition to university and department fees, athletic training students in the University of South Carolina Athletic Training Program may have other fees associated with being a student in the program.  These expenses are described here with estimates to help with planning. These fees are subject to change from year-to-year.

  • AT Program Enrichment Fee- This is a combination of all course fees that includes, but is not limited to lab equipment, tape, educational equipment, student liability insurance, workers compensation, and other resources needed as a part of the curriculum.
  • Clinical Clothing (some are optional) – Students should be prepared to purchase clothing based on the AT Program’s Professional Appearance Policy. Items include, but are not limited to, khaki pants/shorts, collared shirts, inclement weather gear, and a watch.
  • Health Insurance – Clinical sites may require students to provide evidence of adequate health insurance to cover long-term and emergency treatment or to be prepared to pay for such services.
  • Immunizations – Professional program students must provide evidence of the immunizations required for admittance into the university (2 doses of MMR – measles, mumps, rubella; meningococcal vaccine). Students must also receive 3 doses of vaccine (or initiation of the process) or signed waiver of declination of Hepatitis B.  An annual influenza vaccination is also recommended.
  • Technical Standards Assessment – An assessment by a medical doctor must be performed prior to admittance in order to ensure students meet the technical standards required to participate at their clinical education site(s). Students must update the technical standards form if their ability to work clinically or academically changes significantly enough to hinder their normal clinical or academic progress.
  • Professional Organization Membership(s) and Symposiums (optional) – Including, but not limited to: NATA, MAATA, SCATA, SCATSA, ACSM, and NSCA.
  • Travel Expenses – AT students are responsible for transportation to and from assigned clinical sites, which varies each semester.
  • CPR Recertification – Students are required to be CPR and first-aid certified throughout their time in the AT Program. Certification must be completed every other year.
  • Carolina Card Fee and AT Student ID Badge – Students must provide their Carolina Card in order to get into the Blatt PE Center, where the majority of Athletic Training classes are held. Students are responsible for paying for a new card if theirs is lost or damaged.  It is part of the AT Program’s Professional Appearance Policy that student wear an AT Student ID badge during all clinical experiences.
  • Cadaver Anatomy Fee- This fee is associated with BMSC 740 and the Gift a Body Program.

Fee Description

2019-20 Amount


AT Program Enrichment Fee



Clinical Clothing



Health Insurance





· Tuberculosis Test

· Hepatitis B

· Influenza







one time


one time


Technical Standards Assessment


one time (updated if changes)

Professional Organizations

· NATA – student


· ACSM – student

· NSCA – student



$40.00/year, $25.00/semester








Travel Expenses



CPR Certification/Recertification


one time

Carolina Card Fee

· Damaged Card

· Replacement Card

AT Student ID Badge






one time


one time

Cadaver Anatomy Fee (associated with course BMSC 740)


One-time when student takes BMSC 740


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