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Tuition Cost

Graduate tuition for the Master in Athletic Training Program is $350 per credit hour for in-state students and $850 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The MAT Program requires 60 credits which equals $10,500 per year for in-state and $25,500 per year for out-of-state. Total cost for 2 year cohort program is $21,000 for in-state or $51,000 for out-of-state. Utah Tech participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which allows non-resident graduate students from qualified states to attend a qualified graduate program at 150% resident graduate tuition. Please click on the WRGP link for more information. Additional program cost are listed in the table below.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL MAT PROGRAM COST

Criminal Background Check$15
MAT Clothing Starts at $60
Typhon Student Fee$90
Supplies/equipment$80-100
NATA membership dues$115
ImmunizationsVaried based on student's medical provider and insurance
TextbooksApprox $900
DSATSO membership dues$20/year
BOC Examination fee$365
UT graduation fee$55
MAT Program ID Badge$25
Drug testing$25

JOB OUTLOOK FOR ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries, and as the middle-aged and older population remains active. The effects of concussions are particularly severe and long lasting for child athletes. Although concussions are dangerous at any age, children’s brains are still developing and are at risk for permanent complications. Some states require public secondary schools to employ athletic trainers as part of their sports programs. Because athletic trainers are usually onsite with athletes and are often the first responders when injuries occur, the demand for trainers in schools should continue to increase.

Sophisticated treatments in injury prevention and detection are projected to increase the demand for athletic trainers. Growth in an increasingly active middle-aged and older population will likely lead to an increased incidence of athletic-related injuries, such as sprains. Sports programs at all ages and for all experience levels will continue to create demand for athletic trainers.

Insurance and workers’ compensation costs have become a concern for many employers and insurance companies, especially in areas where employees are often injured on the job. For example, military bases hire athletic trainers to help train and rehabilitate injured military personnel. These trainers also create programs aimed at keeping injury rates down. Depending on the state, some insurance companies recognize athletic trainers as healthcare providers and reimburse the cost of an athletic trainer’s services.

Most athletic trainers work full time. Athletic trainers who work with teams during sporting events may work evenings or weekends and travel often.

The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,980, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $75,810.

 

In May 2020, the median annual wages for athletic trainers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Educational services; state, local, and private$54,140
Hospitals; state, local, and private49,030
Fitness and recreational sports centers46,970
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists46,410