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Program Costs and Requirements to Participate in Clinical Education Experiences

In order to comply with various agencies where students may complete clinical education experiences and program policy the following items are required of each student, paid for by the student where and when applicable.

  1. Liability insurance policy
    • It is the policy of the athletic training program that all students purchase their own professional liability insurance policy with $1,000,000 coverage per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate coverage. Students need to provide documentation of their current liability insurance before participating in any clinical education. Cost associated with this is approximately $38 yearly.
  2.  Immunization records
    • Students must submit a photocopy of their immunization records or verification by a licensed health care provider (MD/DO/PA/NP) indicating vaccination for those immunizations required on the initial health appraisal document (done on initial enrollment in the ATP).
  3. TB Test
    • Students must obtain an annual TB test and submit the verification of the results, or they must submit a chest X-ray with accompanying medical records. The test can be completed at the MedExpress on Bay Rd, Saginaw for an approximate cost of $15.00.
  4. Bloodborne pathogens training
    • Students must complete online bloodborne pathogens training offered as part of the KINE 244, KINE 344 and KINE 444.
  5. FERPA training
    • Students must complete online FERPA training offered as part of the KINE 244, KINE 344 and KINE 444.
  6. HIPPA training
    • Students must complete online HIPPA training offered as part of the KINE 244, KINE 344 and KINE 444.
  7. Program Technical Standards For Continued Matriculation
    • Students must complete athletic training program technical standards for continued matriculation.
  8. Communicable disease policy
    • Students must complete the communicable disease policy document.
  9. Yearly health appraisal.
    • Students must complete a yearly health appraisal.
  10. Current Basic Life Support card.
    • Students must have on file a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Recertification challenges are offered each semester as needed for a cost of $35.00 dollars.
  11. Current American Red Cross First Aid or American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid
    • Students must have on file a current First Aid card. Recertification challenges will be offered each semester as needed for a cost $15.00 dollars.
  12. FBI (once) and Michigan state background checks (yearly).
    • Cost for the FBI Criminal Background and Michigan State police are approximately $85.00 and $15.00, respectively.
  13. Professional membership, Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society
    • Through the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS), students can learn more about the athletic training profession and get involved in local educational and social events. Admitted students agree to become a student member of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society ($10.00) and attend the Fall student meeting ($10.00).
  14. Appropriate professional clothing
    • Students will receive 1-polo and 2 t-shirts upon admittance to the program. Each subsequent year students will receive 1 or 2 new t-shirts and possibly another piece of clothing. Beyond that students may receive clothing from their practicum site or can purchase additional clothing at the SVSU bookstore or through the SVAT club. Students who withdraw from the program during the first year will be required to return all clothing purchased by the ATP.
  15. Athletic training supplies
    • Students will receive a fanny or hip pack of some sort upon admittance to the program. This pack will contain items such as EMT shears, pocket mirror and tweezers, etc. The student or the practicum site will provide any other supplies. Students who withdraw from the program during the first year will be required to return all supplies and clothing purchased by the ATP.