Scott Ganucheau | Physicians Assistant Doctoral Program | Presbyterian College | Clinton SCScott Ganucheau

PA Student
Class of 2021

Hometown: Metairie, La.


Scott graduated from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) in 2004 with a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training. During his time at LSU, he completed his clinical experiences with numerous teams of the LSU athletic department as a member of the sports medicine staff. Scott was part of multiple SEC championship and National Championship teams.

When he graduated, Scott became a nationally certified BOC athletic trainer (AT) and S.C. State-certified athletic trainer and moved to Columbia, S.C., to pursue a master’s degree and work as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. In his first year he worked with the Gamecocks football team. In his second year he was appointed as the Head AT for Columbia High School.

In 2006, Scott earned his master’s of science degree from the University of South Carolina and decided to put down roots in South Carolina after graduation. He accepted a position at White Knoll High School in Lexington, S.C., as the Assistant AT and a teacher in the health science curriculum.

As an AT, Scott provided prevention, assessment, rehabilitation of sports injuries for all the teams at the school and the associated middle schools. As a certified SC career and technology teacher, Scott taught AHA BLS CPR, Medical Terminology, Sports Medicine 1, Sports Medicine 2 and Sports Medicine clinicals.

In 2013, Scott accepted a position as co-head athletic trainer/ health science teacher at River Bluff High School (a 2019 Palmetto’s Finest award winner) in Lexington, S.C. As a founding member of their athletic staff and faculty, Scott built a sports medicine department from the ground up and started the sports medicine education curriculum as well.

He provided AT services for more than 40 teams in 24 different sports and taught Sports Medicine 1, 2, and 3. During his time at RBHS, he was selected by his SCHSL and SCATA colleagues to serve as AT for the 2013 North-South Football All-Star game and 2014 North-South Basketball All-Star team.

Scott was an active member of the South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association (SCATA) and assisted in any way that he could promote the profession in the state. Scott served as a committee member of the SCATA high school workshop from 2006-2013 and took over as the chair of the committee from 2013-2019.

The workshop allowed South Carolina high school athletic training student aides from the entire state the opportunity to meet, interact and be taught sports medicine skills by collegiate athletic training students and special guest speakers from around the state of South Carolina.

With the support of his wife and family, Scott decided to further his education by pursuing his long-time dream career as a PA and selected PC to attend. Scott was honored to be a part of the inaugural class at PC and was voted as president of the Servimus Society of Physician Assistant Students at PC by his peers.

Scott’s wife, Lindsey Kozlowski, is a pharmacist in Lexington, S.C. The Ganucheaus have two girls, Ellison (3) and Lyla (1).