How do I apply?
How much does the program cost?
Tuition & Fees
Program Fees: $375 per credit hour
Most semesters will include 6 credit hours (there will be one semester with 9 credit hours).
For a total of 6 credit hours, based on the rate above, the program fees for one semester would be $2,250.00*. There will be additional university fees each semester on a per-credit-hour charge in addition to the program fees.
Total cost for 33 credit hours = $12,375, plus additional university fees each semester.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Textbooks will cost an average of $100-$300 per semester.
Do I ever have to come to campus?
Yes, travel is required to the Tampa, Florida campus of the University of South Florida for the mandatory 5-day summer session. Costs will vary depending on distance and method of travel. Also, students will need to cover their own housing and food costs during the five-day session. Various options will be offered, including local hotels and on-campus housing. More details TBA.
What is the format of the program?
This program is the first of its kind in the nation, as it is specifically designed to accommodate the busy schedules of Certified Athletic Trainers. The majority of the course material will be delivered in an online format. Students in this unique program are only be required to come to the beautiful Tampa, Florida campus of USF for one, five-day summer session. During both the online courses as well as the five-day summer session students will be able to interact with and learn from current experts within the field of Athletic Training from around the country who can share their passion and expertise.
If I have a current clinical assignment at another institution of higher education that does not offer a graduate program in Athletic Training, is it still possible to enroll in the program?
YES! You can complete this program from anywhere. We can also potentially set up an agreement with your institution – please contact us.
When I complete the program, do I have to attend graduation on campus?
The commencement ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate your accomplishments and to reunite with your classmates and the faculty in person, however it is not a requirement for any student to participate in the commencement ceremony on campus.
I am a licensed athletic trainer (LAT) in Texas; however, I am not BOC-certified. Can I still apply for this program?
YES! If you are LAT in Texas, or eligible to take both the Texas Athletic Trainer Written Examination and the Texas Athletic Trainer Oral/Practical Examination, you are eligible to apply for this program.
I am a BOC-certified athletic trainer, but I completed an internship program before programs had to be accredited. Can I still apply for this program?
YES! If you a BOC-certified athletic trainer but you completed an internship program, you are eligible to apply for this program.
I am an international applicant. I am not BOC-certified. Can I still apply for this program?
YES! If you are a health care professional in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment and engaged in the treatment of active populations OR a graduate of a baccalaureate-level program related to these areas, we can evaluate your educational background to determine if you have the equivalent preparation for our program. In addition to your official transcripts (translated into English, if necessary), we will require copies of detailed course descriptions and topics (translated into English, if necessary) for the relevant courses in order to determine equivalency.