Dakota Thompson, ATC

Dakota joined the MUSC Health Sports Medicine Team in the spring for 2022.  Dakota graduated from Western Carolina’s athletic trainer program in 2019, after which he spent 3 years working in the secondary school setting in the mountains of North Carolina. Dakota is also certified in mental health first aid is a certified CPR instructor. Dakota’s interest in athletic training started after he experienced a major back injury while playing baseball, which required three months of dedicated treatment rehabilitation. He describes the feeling of returning to sport after injury as “unreal” and wants to help other injured athletes achieve that same sensation and return to the sport they love.