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Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

Susan Yeargin Instructor Bio:
Susan Yeargin is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. She serves on NATA’s Pronouncement’s and Research Committees. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and a co-author of the recent NATA Position Statement update on Exertional Heat Illnesses. She also serves as an expert for the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical Board. She has 15 years of experience conducting research, over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the content area, and over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.

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 10 years teaching both undergraduate and graduate Athletic Training courses such as Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Orthopedic Evaluation.

Susan Yeargin's Continuing Education Courses

Exertional Heat Illnesses

Exertional Heat Illnesses

Dr. Susan Yeargin’s course on exertional heat illnesses covers exercise-associated muscle cramps, Exertional Heat Exhaustion, Sickling, and Exertional Heat Stroke. It is designed to highlight key items in each of the following domains… Read Morearrow_right

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Body Temperature Assessment for Exertional Heat Stroke

Body Temperature Assessment for Exertional Heat Stroke

This course will provide an in-depth focus on how to examine a patient for exertional heat stroke (EHS). This will include differential diagnosis from other conditions that could present as EHS, central nervous system dysfunction assessment,… Read Morearrow_right

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