Are there any
extra costs associated with the athletic training program?
There are a few
extra costs involved in being a part of the athletic training program.
Some are optional and others are required:
- All students will
need to arrange their own transportation to and from their off-campus
clinical experiences. These experiences are usually scheduled near
the end of the program (junior and senior year). Some of the off-campus
experiences are no more than a five-minute drive from campus, but
some are in other towns and require a longer commute. Some students
borrow a friend's car for these experiences and others arrange to
have a car of their own.
- All students
are strongly encouraged to become student members of the National
Athletic Trainers' Association. See the NATA's
website for the latest dues costs.
- Athletic training
students typically attend the annual clinical symposium of the Great
Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association every year. Although the program
can sometimes assist with some of the funding for this, students
often have to contribute approximately $100 to go on this trip. The
conference is optional but strongly encouraged.
- Expendable supplies
needed for instruction (i.e. tape, gauze, splints, etc) are paid
for by the program. Books and other non-expendable supplies (i.e.
first aid kit, goniometer, stethescope, etc) are the responsibility
of the student.
- All students
are provided a name badge and two uniform shirts. Extra clothing
with the program logo may be purchased by the student.
If you would like more information,
Kirk Brumels, MA, ATC
Coordinator, Athletic Training Program Dow Center
Holland, MI 49423
PHONE (616) 395-7708
FAX (616) 395-7175