The mission of the Ball State University Athletic Training Program is to provide quality education which will create life-long learners that are committed to delivering high quality patient centered care within an interprofessional health care team.  We aspire to develop students who are dedicated to maintaining involvement within the profession through  clinical practice and service.

Program Outcomes

1. Students utilize evidence-based decision-making to answer clinical questions and provide patient-centered care.

2. Students demonstrate competence in athletic training knowledge and clinical skills to provide the best possible patient care.

3. Students promote themselves and the field of athletic training through professional and community involvement.

4. Students develop the interpersonal skills needed to communicate and collaborate within an interprofessional health care team.

5. Students model professional and ethical behaviors when representing themselves as a health care professional.

Ball State University Athletic Training Program Board of Certification Exam Data

Number of Graduates
Number Taking Exam
First-Time Pass
First-time Pass %
Overall Pass
 Overall Pass %
2016-2017 18 18 18 100% 18 100%
2015-2016 14 14 12 86% 13 93%
2014-2015 7 7 4 57% 5 71%
 3-Year Data
39 39 34 87% 36 92%

Additional Outcome Information

Retention Rates (,pdf)

Graduation Rates (.pdf)

Placement Rates (.pdf)

Costs Associated with the Program

There are extra costs associated with the Ball State University Athletic Training Program once admitted to the professional phase of the program.  These costs are in addition to tuition, room and board, and fees charged by the university, and include the following:

  • Lab Fees ($30 per course) for AT 196, AT 240, AT 372, and AT 373.
  • Lab Pack required for AT 250 which contains taping supplies ($78)
  • Transportation costs required for travel to off-campus clinical education sites (gas, public transportation fees, etc.).
  • Clinical Integration Proficiency (CIP) Manual (approximately $40, purchased at Hiatt Printing)
  • Clothing costs to meet clinical education dress code requirements ($35-$200, as students choose).
  • Annual TB test (FREE of charge at BSU Student Health Center), and other required immunizations as needed (cost varies).
  • Background check fee (required for certain clinical sites) ranging from $7 (paper form) to $17.50 (online).This background check may need to be repeated every semester or yearly, depending on the clinical assignment and requirements of the clinical site.
  • Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association student membership fee ($75)
  • Costs associated with maintaining current emergency cardiac care certification (adult/pediatric) for the professional rescuer (cost varies).
  • Annual influenza inoculation, required for certain clinical sites ($25)
  • Cost associated with attendance at professional conferences (cost varies).

Student Resources

The Athletic Training Program Handbook details much of what you need to know about your major and minor studies. Flip through the pages to find answers to your questions about classroom and clinical experiences, educational requirements, suggested timetables for course scheduling, service requirements, certification, and many other topics.