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Athletic Training

The athletic training program 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, classroom and lab experiences.

Graduate Degrees

The Arnold School of Public Health offers two degree options in athletic training that encompass the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions to minimize subsequent impairments and functional limitations.

M  M.S. in Athletic Training

The Arnold School offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training for students who are passionate about sports medicine and sports science. Graduates from our M.S. in Athletic Training will be able to contribute as a health care provider within the larger context of a changing health care system. 

Program Director: Jim Mensch, Ph.D., SCAT, ATC, 803-777-3846, 


M  M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training

The Arnold School offers a Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training for already certified athletic trainers who are looking for advanced preparation in the field of athletic training. Students applying for this degree must already be a certified athletic trainer by the BOC. 

Program Director: Toni M. Torres-McGehee, Ph.D., SCAT, ATC, 803-777-0636, 


Apply to Graduate School 

Learn more about The Graduate School, degree options and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.