Additional Athletic Training Program Costs and Financial Aid

There are costs associated with being enrolled in the athletic training program that are in addition to typical university costs such as tuition, room, board, books and course fees. They include but are not limited to: immunization maintenance; apparel to adhere to dress code(s), FA/CPR certification; possible criminal background checks; and travel to and from off-campus clinical field experience within a 35 mile radius. 

Approximate Cost:

  • First Aid/CPR:  $40
  • Immunization Maintenance, including but not limited to TB test and influenza inoculation:  $0-$100 (depending on personal health insurance)
  • Apparel:  $50-$100
  • Travel:  Distance ranges from 0-35 miles therefore travel costs vary accordingly
    • Prior to a student being assigned to one of those sites the Clinical Education Coordinator will ensure the student has the means to provide transportation for him- or herself
  • Criminal Background Check:  $10-$20
  • Drug Screening if required by the clinical field experience site:  $15-$50

Students completing the athletic training program will be eligible to sit for the BOC exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  Exam fees include:

  • Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable):  $35
  • First Time Exam Fee:  $300

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Loans, scholarships, and other financial aid may be available to qualified students through the program, college or university. Awards are made on the basis of need, academic promise, and/or personal qualifications. For complete information, visit the following:

Athletic Training Scholarships

Central Michigan University Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid