Program fees do not include books. In addition to the fees below, the student will maintain health insurance. Auto expenses, including insurance and all travel, are the responsibility of the student.

*All fees are subject to change


3+2 Accelerated Program

Students enrolled in the 3+2 curriculum model will be considered undergraduates through the completion of their fourth year. At this time, students will earn their bachelor’s degree in allied health science and will switch to graduate-level status for the remainder of the program. This will significantly affect tuition and financial aid.

Tuition for Years 1-4: See Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition for the Fifth Year: $28,000 annual program tuition

Two-Year Track


Additional Program Fees

Apparel — $45

Students are required to wear a program-designated polo that states “Athletic Training Student.” Students may elect to purchase additional polos (see dress code in manual).

Caregiver and Criminal Background Check — $20-$100

All students are required to obtain a Caregiver and Criminal Background Check. Fingerprinting may be required, at any point, for a student to meet the requirements of clinical placement.

Drug Screening — $80

An initial 10-panel drug screen is required. Students may occur these costs multiple times while in the program.

Program Physical Exam — Varies depending on health insurance

A program physical exam must be completed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. The provider will confirm the student meets the technical standards.

ACES BOC Preparatory Workshop — $160 (one-time fee)

Graduate students (year two) are required to participate in the ACES exam prep workshop. All additional travel expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Annual Immunization/Testing — Varies depending on health insurance

Prior to the return to campus for the summer sessions, students are required to provide documentation of a negative Mantoux tuberculin skin test. By Nov. 1, students are to provide documentation of an annual flu vaccine.

NATA Dues — $75-$115

Students are required to become and remain members of the NATA for the duration of the program.

Annual EMR/CPR certification renewal $45

Students are required to complete annual renewals for EMR and CPR certifications. 

CPR/EMR Certification — $45

American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification is updated biennially. The Emergency Medical Response Certification is submitted after successfully passing ATH 5440 Emergency Medical Response for Athletic Trainers course.

Health Insurance — Varies

Athletic training is inherently physically demanding. Each student must maintain personal health insurance; Carthage College will not be responsible for the costs incurred if any injury is sustained while performing the program duties.

Travel Expenses — Varies

All travel expenses incurred with the clinical placements and community volunteer events are the responsibility of the student. It is also required to maintain auto insurance and verify coverage for this transportation need.