Costs of the Alma College Athletic Training Education Program
Contact the financial aid office at Alma College for the cost of an Alma College education including tuition, room and board, books and other institutional fees. There are a few extra costs to an Athletic Training Student. Some of these are required while others are optional. Contact the Program Director if you have any questions concerning the additional financial obligations.
Membership in Professional Organizations
All Athletic Training Students are encouraged to join the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS). You can contact the NATA and the MATS for these fees at their Web sites of NATA and MATS.
Students are supplied with a polo and T-shirt to wear during the student’s clinical experience. Students may purchase additional clothing for their use. The students have in the past purchased sweatshirts and travel gear.
Basic supplies for each clinical site are supplied by the program (i.e. tape, gauze, bandages, padding, scissors, etc.). Students are advised to purchase a fanny pack for supplies.
The Athletic Training Students regularly attend the Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association convention every year in March. The attendance is not mandatory but encouraged and does require a registration fee, travel, hotel and food costs. The program tries to help with overall costs of the convention; however, each student should plan on approximately $75–$100 for the three days.
The Physical Examination that is required for admission and yearly retention may be performed on campus at the Wilcox Medical Center for $20. If the ATS elects to have another physician perform the physical examination the ATS is responsible for any financial charges. The Physical examination is to ensure that each ATS can meet the written standards of the program, and a written report must be provided (PDF).
All financial obligations of the Immunizations required by the ATEP are the responsibility of the student. It is required that all ATS have a Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver and TB test. The local health department and Wilcox Medical Center can help the ATS in acquiring the necessary immunizations.