Established in 1975 as the 19th School of Public Health in the nation, the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina continues to experience record enrollments with major growth in faculty and research funding. The Arnold School was the nation’s first School of Public Health to have a Department of Exercise Science – a visionary move that established the school as the nation’s leader in research, community outreach and policy development around physical activity, fitness and health. In 2008, the Arnold School was among the first in the United States to offer a baccalaureate program in public health. The B.A. and B.S. programs, along with the B.S. degree in exercise science, attracted more than 1600 students in 2014. Our graduate programs serve almost 700. The world-class faculty at the Arnold School are recognized nationally and internationally for their research in areas such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco control, cancer prevention, health disparities, obesity prevention, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, environmental protection, nanotechnology, and many other areas important to the 21st century world. The Arnold School is increasing its global population health impact through the initiatives of approximately 30 faculty working on projects in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, the Western Pacific and Europe. Many of our faculty and alumni serve on agency and NGO panels and boards that work to shape public health policy throughout the world.


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