Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina

Susan Yeargin is an assistant professor of Athletic Training. She serves on NATA’s Pronouncement’s Committee. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and the NATA Position Statement on Exertional Heat Illnesses. She has over 10 years of experience conducting research, 25 peer-reviewed publications in the content area, and over 30 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors. Her area of expertise is in thermoregulation and hydration behaviors in active populations. Past studies include hydration status measurements, hydration behaviors of children and adolescents, heat acclimatization of youth, pre-cooling ergogenic aids, cooling for heat illness treatment, core body temperature validity, and thermoregulation in exercising individuals. She has clinical experience with national cross country and marathon competitions as well as Division I collegiate sports. She has been a professor for nine years teaching both undergraduate and graduate Athletic Training courses such as Medical Emergencies in Sport and Orthopedic Evaluation.

Dr. Yeargin received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 2001, and in 2003 she earned her master’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Florida. She continued her education at the University of Connecticut and graduated with her doctorate in 2007.

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