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Athletic Training Program Costs, Pass Rate, Retention and Graduation

Information about the program and how to apply

 

Estimate of Additional Program Costs

The following are projected costs for those enrolled in the Athletic Training program.  This does not include tuitionhousing costs or meal plans. This cost projection does not include costs associated with general education classes or those that would be taken by students in other majors within the School of Health Professions.  These are additional costs that are required of students completing the Athletic Training program.  Costs will likely increase while students are progressing in the program, but this is a reasonable estimate for students entering the program.  Students are responsible for travel-related costs for off-campus clinical rotations within a 20-mile radius of the Hattiesburg campus.  Due to the many variables it is impossible to predict these costs, so they have not been included.  Every attempt will be made to keep prospective students and current students updated on additional expenses.

Application to the AT Program (Southern Miss Health Center Costs)
Item Expense

Physical Exam

$40

Hepatitis B – 3 shots @ $60 each (voluntary)

Tetanus Booster $44 (required)

TB Skin Test $12 (year 1)

$236

Professional Phase of Program Costs

Item

Expense

TB Skin Test $12 (year 2 and 3)

$24

Course Fees

 

  • KIN 311 – $160
  • KIN 354L – $155
  • KIN 355L – $50
  • KIN 372 – $10
  • KIN 454L – $75
  • KIN 455L – $50
  • KIN 456L – $75
  • KIN 479 – $60

 

$635

$212/year

AT Textbook Costs

  • KIN 354L – $88 (text will also be used in KIN 355L)
  • KIN 311/L – $84
  • KIN 371 – $234
  • KIN 374 – $95 (text will also be used in KIN 375)
  • KIN 372 – $83
  • KIN 378 – $106
  • KIN 319 ­– $83
  • KIN 475 – $94
  • KIN 472 – $66
  • KIN 479 – $75

 

$1008

Professional Organization Student Membership Fees (includes access to education tracking software)

  • 1 year National Athletic Trainers Association - $80

*Year one covered with course fees

  • 3-years Mississippi Athletic Trainers Association - $15
  • 3 years Athletic Training Club (voluntary) - $30

$205

Uniforms for Practice and Travel to off-campus clinical sites

A variety of uniform shirts will be provided for students but students will be expected to purchase shorts, slacks and shoes that conform to the dress code

$100

Background check for Hattiesburg Clinic clinical rotation

$22

Estimated Total Costs

$2,270

$2,270 - $635 = $1635/3 = $545 per year excluding fees.

3-year Aggregate BOC Exam Passing Rate

The average passing rate for first-time candidates for USM cohorts graduating during 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-2018 is 83 percent.

The national average first-time passing rate for all professional athletic training programs for 2015-2018 was 81 percent.

The average passing rate for candidates for USM cohorts graduating during 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-2018 regardless of number of attempts is 94 percent.

Bachelors Student BOC Pass Rate

FIELDS 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 YR AGGREGATE

Number of students graduating from program.

11

12

12

35

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

11

12

12

35

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

8

10

11

29

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

73%

83%

92%

83%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

10

12

10

33

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

91%

100%

92%

94%

Program Retention and Graduation Rates

FIELDS 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 YR AGGREGATE
Number of students beginning program 15 14 16 45
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 15 14 16 45
Program retention rate (%) 100 100 100 100
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 12 11 12 35
Program retention rate (%) 80 79 75 78
Number of students graduating from program 12 11 12 35
Student graduation rate (%) 80 79 75 78

Student Employment Rate

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr. aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 7 12 11 30
Student employment rate as AT (%) 64 100 100 88
Number of students employed as other 2 0 0 2
Student employment rate as other (%) 18 0 0 6
Number of students not employed 2 0 0 2
Student not employed rate (%) 18 0 0 6

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