Additional Program Costs

While a majority of the costs for equipment, lab supplies, and learning materials are covered through student tuition and fees (e.g., AT gear bags and supplies), there are other costs that are the financial obligation of the students enrolled in the Athletic Training program.  A summary of those costs are listed below; however, this list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive to all student financial obligations.  Those items listed in italicized print are not required of students, but students may choose to participate in these activities and thus incur the additional costs.

Freshman Year

  • Books and required course materials
  • Physical examination and inoculation costs 

 

Sophomore Year

  • Books and required course materials
  • Application fees for required Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Clearance (~$10 each)
  • Act 114 - Fingerprint Check (~$27)
  • CPR Mask & Certification (~$25)
  • Transportation to off-campus clinical sites*

 

Junior Year

  • Books and required course materials
  • PPD inoculation (~$15)
  • Flu shot (~$20)
  • Transportation to off-campus clinical sites *
  • Anatomy tool deposit (will be returned when equipment is returned at the end of semester)
  • Required Uniform (~$200)
  • Possible Drug Testing costs for clinical experience (~$45 per site)

 

Senior Year

  • Books and required course materials
  • PPD Booster inoculation (~$15)
  • Flu shot (~$20)
  • Transportation to off-campus clinical sites *
  • Possible Drug Testing costs for clinical experience (~$45 per site)
  • Personal Portfolio Development

 

AT Professional Dues & Expenses Certification Examination Costs
DUSAT      $25
NATA       $124 (includes EATA & PATS membership)


Professional conference attendance cost 
varies per meeting and location (NATA, EATA, PATS). 
NATA members pay reduced conference registration
fees.

BOC Exam
     Registration $30 for NATA members
     Registration $60 for non-NATA members
     Exam cost $330

EMT Registration & Exam $100
CSCS Exam
     NSCA Member/Non-member $340/$475
PES Registration & Exam TBD

Transportation

*Students must have transportation for at least three of the required four clinical experiences, beginning in the fall semester of the junior year. Sophomores will be able to rideshare to clinical sites with upperclassmen. Distances traveled (0-38 miles for daily round trip) and parking options vary for each clinical experience; therefore, transportation costs vary accordingly. Public transportation is an option for many of our clinical sites.

When considering annual expenses, we have calculated the approximate annual costs associated with clinical education travel, textbooks and any additional supplies (not listed above) ranging between $1000 and $1600.
For additional details or questions, please consult Dr. Gorse and/or Dr. Scibek.