Tuition and Additional Costs

In addition to Iowa State University tuition and fees, there will be additional costs once a student is accepted into the master of athletic training (MATR) program.

ATrack Subscription Fee ($45 annually/$90 lifetime):  ATrack is used for documenting clinical hours, clinical skills and progression, and semester student clinical evaluations.  The cost of this subscription fee is included in the A TR 509 course fee.

Background Check ($0):  Background checks are performed on all students on an annual basis. The associated cost is currently covered by the university.

BOC Examination ($35 application, $330 exam fee):  All students are required to sit for the BOC exam during their final semester of the program.

Clothing (varies):  Students have the option to purchase assorted clothing at a discounted rate to wear during clinical rotations.  Clothing requirement may be dictated by the clinical assignment and may require dress clothes.

CPR Recertification ($35):  Students must maintain American Red Cross BLS/CPR for Healthcare or equivalent certification while in the program.

Immersive Clinical Experience (varies):  Immersive clinical experiences that occur at a distant location may require travel, food, and lodging expenses that will be the responsibility of the student.

Immunizations (Covered by student’s medical insurance):  Proof of immunizations is required by Iowa State University for admission. Additional immunizations may be required beyond what is needed for admission and are the student’s responsibility.

NATA Professional Membership ($80 annually):  All athletic training students are required to be members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

Professional Liability Insurance ($10 annually):  Liability insurance is required for all clinical rotations.  The cost of the insurance is included in the A TR 509 course fee.

Professional Meeting Attendance (varies):  Athletic training students are required to attend at least one professional meeting while in the program. The student is responsible for registration, travel, food, and lodging. 

Travel (varies):  Students are responsible for all costs associated with travel to and from clinical sites.

Course Fees:  Athletic training students are assessed course fees for the courses below.  These fees are used of purchase supplies and equipment needed to operate the specific course.

Course NumberCourse NameFee UsageCourse Fee
A TR 501Bracing, Wrapping, and Taping TechniquesMaterials and Supplies$125.00
A TR 502Emergency Care Procedures in Athletic TrainingSupplies$  40.00
A TR 505Therapeutic Modalities and Clinical InterventionsSupplies$  25.00
A TR 509Athletic Training Clinical Education I ATrack Subscription/Professional Liability Insurance$120.00
A TR 523Athletic Training Seminar D: Advanced Topics in Athletic TrainingTBD $100.00
A TR 524Athletic Training Seminar (Advanced Topics)BOC Exam Prep Simulations$ 70.00
A TR 539Athletic Training Clinical Education IVDrug Screening $50.00

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