Program Expenses

Cost of Program and Fees

The cost of tuition and fees at Sam Houston State University can be found on the Admissions web page ( Additional cost of the program may include:

  1. Students who are accepted to the Athletic Training Education program will be responsible for costs associated with background checks and drug screenings.
  2. Fees may be assessed for on-line courses that a student chooses to register for.
  3. Students are required to have access to the ATrack on-line database where student each individual student will upload documents, log hours, and track progress on learned competencies across the program. ATrack is a free service to student who are student-members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Student non-members will be required to pay a fee for use of the ATrack system on an annual basis as long as the student is in the program.
  4. Students must have clothing which complies with the dress code/policy at individual clinical and internship sites. Most commonly this includes khaki slacks and/or shorts, polo shirt, and athletic footwear with a closed toe. At some clinical and internship sites, students may be required to dress business formal which may include a dress shirt or blouse, tie, suit or jacket, and dress shoes.
  5. Student are responsible for providing their own transportation to all clinical and internship sites.
  6. Students may be responsible for additional background checks or drug screening at some clinical and internship sites. Students will have input on their assignment to these locations.
  7. Student who choose to study abroad will be required to pay additional costs associated with obtaining a passport and travel expenses.

Estimated Program Expenses


Estimated US Dollar Amount

Estimated Frequency

Background Check




Drug Screen




ATrack via NATA Membership



(Year 1 and Year2 in program)

CPR Certification



(Initially done with application to program, recertification done prior to graduation)

HIPAA Training



Program Shirts

(Includes one t-shirts and one polo shirts)



(Year 1 and Year2 in program)

Travel to Clinical Sites

(From SHSU campus; calculated at $0.54 per mile)



(across two year program including four clinical experiences and one internship)

On-line Course Fees

(Students are not required to take on-line courses, but typically do take some during their degree)



(estimate taking three on-line courses during degree)

Estimated Two-Year Program Cost



Please note that the amounts represented in this table are estimates.

*Some clinical and internships may require additional background checks and drug screens.