International student earns master’s degree to increase athletic training services in Caribbean

Reann Young experienced an injury as a national-level volleyball player in Trinidad and Tobago. The care she received from an athletic trainer led her to pursue a career in the profession.

“I knew I wanted to help athletes in the same way he helped me rehabilitate my injuries, and from there my passion for the profession only grew,” says Young.

During her program, Young gained experience by serving as an athletic trainer for UofSC’s beach volleyball and football teams as well as the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory and Columbia International University. She also developed research interests in the mental health of collegiate student-athletes.

Next, Young plans to pursue a position as an athletic trainer at a Division One school. Long term, she would like to return to the Caribbean to provide athletic training services to national and regional teams.

Read the full story, written by Erin Bluvas, on the Arnold School of Public Health website.

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