The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health is educating the next generation of public health practitioners, educators and researchers dedicated to improving community health and advancing disease prevention.
The Arnold School — one of the nation’s first schools of public health — is the only school of public health in South Carolina that meets comprehensive accreditation requirements. For nearly 50 years, it has been South Carolina’s go-to resource, partner and leader in public health research and education. What’s more, the Arnold School has earned recognition as one of the nation’s leading research institutions, ranking No. 6 among all public universities in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Explore, Discover, Lead
The Arnold School of Public Health offers 34 degree and certificate options from undergraduate to graduate across seven disciplines. The nation’s sixth highest NIH-funded public university school of public health, it is home to the nation’s No. 1 Exercise Science doctoral program, according to the National Academy of Kinesiology. USC's exercise and sport science programs also rank No. 4 in the nation, according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.AREAS OF STUDY
USC researchers demonstrate a commitment to fitness in S.C. and beyond
Researchers at the University of South Carolina understand both the benefits and the challenges of getting people to exercise — as well as the societal repercussions when they don’t. And they are developing solutions to increase physical activity to the benefit of us all.
Students explore global health perspectives in Costa Rica
The Global Health in Costa Rica program is a three-week Maymester program for public health students, designed to immerse students in Costa Rican culture and the Spanish language while giving them real-world exposure to a universal health care system.
Pilot project helps parents develop better sleep routines for school-age children
A sleep promotion intervention program from the Arnold School of Public Health aims to give parents much-needed tools to help their children get the sleep they need during the busy school year.
Recovery from post-stroke aphasia hampered by diabetes
Most complications from diabetes already are well known and include heart disease, neuropathy and vision loss. A recent study has confirmed one more: diminished recovery from post-stroke aphasia.
Making a Difference
At the Arnold School, our top programs and sought-after experts are educating future health professionals and practitioners. While we were among the nation’s first, today we are one of the nation’s best. One reason our undergraduate program is reliably the largest among schools of public health in the nation.MAJORS AND DEGREES