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School and Program Updates

School and Program Updates

South Carolina Undergraduate Programs

Enrollment in the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health’s undergraduate programs has more than tripled since the first public health students matriculated in 2008. Now offering both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in public health as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, more than 2,100 undergraduates call the Arnold School home. The School also offers a minor in health promotion, education, and behavior and a minor in nutrition and food systems. Emphasis areas for the exercise science program include health fitness, scientific foundations, and motor development.

At the University of South Carolina, Arnold School undergrads serve as leaders (e.g., student body leaders) and are frequently the recipients of university-level scholarships and awards. Beyond campus, Arnold School undergraduate programs impact local, state, national, and international communities and contribute to students’ professional development. Recent success stories include the following highlights.

Three win UK Summer Fulbright Awards

Arnold School student selected for three athletic training scholarships

Four graduating seniors named 2018 Outstanding Exercise Science students

Graduate with leadership distinction Scott Salters sets his sights on medical school

Military veteran notches perfect GPA while advocating for campus veteran community

U.S. Navy veteran graduates with exercise science degree, joins doctor of physical therapy program

Coming full circle. May graduate returns to former high school as athletic trainer

Public health graduate to apply rich set of college experiences to serving as a public health educator with Peace Corps

May graduate leaves University of South Carolina with fellowship at Lexington Medical Center in hand and a lifelong passion for public health

May graduate pursues career working with nonprofit organizations after experiencing her own health crisis

Alumna finds her needle in the haystack—an athletic training position in the performing arts

Next Student Body President Taylor Wright finds connection between medicine, leadership

Exercise science graduate turns practicum into full-time position, representing Cancer Rehabilitation clinic sites as a marketing specialist for KORT

Exercise science graduate volunteers her way through her undergraduate experience to prepare for a career in pediatrics

Senior Angelette Weaver leverages public health foundation to launch nursing career

Third generation University of South Carolina graduate to attend USC School of Medicine Greenville after completing bachelor’s degree in public health

Public health graduate joins Peace Corps to kick off career improving maternal and child health around the world

December graduate to use public health as foundation for dental career

Senior Jasmine Douglas takes another step toward public health career through internship with Project IMHOTEP

Public health major Ghia Ulrey wins scholarship to support career helping children and families

Public health senior wins Rotary Scholarship to support master’s degree in his quest for universal health equity

Public health graduate to increase quality of healthcare patient self-management skills in Lancaster County

May graduate to improve health locally with position at Upper Midlands Rural Health Network