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Program Information

The Athletic Training program is an intensive 2-year graduate degree consisting of 58 credit hours of coursework. Students’ progress through the curriculum in a sequence where academic content from the previous semester builds on the next semester class.  The AT program includes 5 clinical courses where students are assigned to a USC Preceptor and gain valuable clinical experiences through USC men’s & women’s athletics, USC campus recreation, local high schools, sports medicine clinics, youth sports, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, physician offices, and small colleges. All students must complete the program of study as defined.

Clinical Experience

Students in the AT program complete over 2,000 contact hours of clinical experience during 5 clinical rotations.  Clinical rotations are designed to provide students with experiences in Individual sports, Team sports, Sports requiring protective equipment, Patients of different sexes, Non-sport patient populations, and a variety of conditions other than orthopedics.  The Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) at the University of South Carolina AT program (Amy Hand) oversees the clinical education experiences of all athletic training students.

Below you will find information pertaining to AT clinical placements and where they occur in the curriculum.

Clinical Class


Clinical Experience


ATEP 711

Spring 1st year

Lower/Upper Extremity

Therapeutic Exercise/Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Assessment

USC Athletics/High Schools

Physical Therapy Clinic

Orthopedic Office

ATEP 712

Summer 2nd year

Non-Orthopedic & General Medicine

Family Practice

Physician Office

Emergency Medicine

ATEP 713

Summer 2nd year

Pre-season and Equipment Intensive

USC Football/High School Football

ATEP 714

Fall 2nd year

Sports Psychology/Wellness


USC Athletics/Wellness Center

Youth Sports/Recreation center

ATEP 715

Spring 2nd year

Clinical Immersion (16 weeks)

Student Choice

Please contact Amy Hand (AT Clinical Education Coordinator) if you have any questions related to AT clinical experiences at the University of South Carolina. 


AT Curriculum

Our curriculum  identifies which courses need to be taken during each semester over your 2-year program of study.


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