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Advanced Athletic Training, M.S.

Arnold School of Public Health

Earn your post-professional athletic training degree in a program committed to distinguishing itself as a state and national leader addressing the needs of students, the athletic training profession, and the community.

This degree is designed for individuals who are already certified as athletic trainers and looking for advanced preparation in the field of athletic training. Gain theoretical knowledge and understanding of the allied health profession of athletic training as well as current procedures and techniques in sport injury management.

Program Highlights

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    Interdisciplinary Approach

    Interact with variety of patient populations and engage in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

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    Professional Development

    Advocate for athletic training education opportunities and recognize the roles of ATs in health care.

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    Evidence-Based Practice

    Learn how to access, interpret, and integrate relevant research into your clinical decisions.

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    People-Focused Care

    Use standardized patient encounters and simulation to continue to develop in your clinical practice.

What You’ll Study

Prepare for advanced clinical practice and research. Enjoy a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experiences. Learn to advocate for and educate the patient while interacting with other health professionals to optimize the quality of care. Quantitatively confirm improvements resulting from changes. Complete a project or thesis.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Medical Terminology

    Understanding and using specialized language and vocabulary in health care settings

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $61,464

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Professional Sports
  • Medical Facilities
  • Performing Arts
  • Military
  • Industrial/Occupational Health

Employers of Alumni

  • Florida Bone & Joint Specialists
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

I was drawn to athletic training because it combines my passion for health and sport. I knew that by attending USC I would receive amazing training that will benefit me in my future career while also providing me two diverse clinical experiences through my graduate assistantship.

Erica Shulman
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