View current costs and fees for Ohio State’s Athletic Training program, scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Program CostsIn addition to tuition and fees, estimates of extra program costs are listed below:
Tuition & Program Fee:
- For Full-time tuition, please see The Ohio State University Undergraduate tuition and fees
- All students in the School of HRS also have a program fee that helps to offset costs of expendable supplies, teaching lab equipment purchasing and upkeep, software licensing related to labs and fieldwork, etc. This fee is currently $150 per semester.
All students in the School of HRS also have a program fee that helps to offset costs of expendable supplies, teaching lab equipment purchasing and upkeep, software licensing related to labs and fieldwork, etc.
Health Insurance: $187 - $1725
Required for university enrollment. This cost is depending on the plan and assuming health insurance is purchased through the university's student health insurance program. Alternatively, students can provide documentation of coverage through an external plan (e.g. thru their parents' insurance).
Physical Examination and Immunizations: Cost varies
Required for program enrollment. Costs vary depending on your specific needs.
Annual Background Check: FREE
Provided through OSU Wexner Medical Center or Dept. of Athletics
Toxicology Screen (Drug Test): $25
Some clinical sites require that students pass a toxicology screening prior to placement. Screenings are available through the OSU Wilce Student Health Center at a discounted cost for students in School of HRS programs.
First Aid and CPR Certification: $125 for first year, $35-70 annually after that
Must get First Aid Certification every 3 years and CPR Certification every 1-2 yrs. The cost is approximately $125 for 1st year & approximately $35-70 for annual updates.
Annual Influenza Vaccination: $25
Approximately $25 through OSU Wilce Student Health Center (free with student health insurance).
Student Liability Insurance: FREE
Required. Provides liability coverage for all assigned clinical fieldwork.
Uniforms: Cost varies
Students are responsible for purchasing khaki shorts and pants of their own choosing. All other standard uniform items for clinical rotations are provided at no cost through the generosity of the Dept. of Athletics. One pair of shoes is provided, but we recommend purchasing a second pair.
Transportation: Cost varies
Some required clinical rotations are not on campus, but all are within a 25 mile radius of Atwell Hall. The Athletic Training Division does not arrange for student transportation to clinical sites. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to and from these clinical rotations and for all costs involved.
Professional Association Membership: $55 per year
BOC Certification Examination: $300 - $375
$300 for NATA members or $375 without NATA membership. This cost is incurred in the Spring of Senior Year.
- The Ohio State University has several University Administered Scholarships available for incoming students. Of particular interest is the National Buckeye Scholarship that allows out-of-state students to pay tuition at the in-state tuition rate.
- The Athletic Training program does not offer scholarships for incoming students. There are several AT program scholarships for which students become eligible once enrolled in the BSAT of the major. Visit our Scholarships Page for more information. A total of approximately $11,000 in Athletic Training scholarships is awarded annually, but the value of scholarships awarded varies with the performance of our investment portfolio.
In addition to the general scholarships administered through the University's Financial Aid office, there are four Athletic Training (AT) scholarships offered by Ohio State. In order to be eligible to apply for any of these four, you must currently be enrolled in the Professional Program of the Athletic Training major at Ohio State (high school and pre-AT students are not eligible).
Ernie Biggs Memorial Scholarship
Open to current Sophomores in the AT Major
Ernest R. "Ernie" Biggs may have been Ohio State's first Athletic Training student, learning his craft under Head Athletic Trainer Tucker Smith in the late 1930's. Biggs graduated 1939 and then earned a masters degree in 1941. He replaced Smith as the Head Athletic Trainer of The Ohio State University in 1942 and served in that role through 1972. A prime example of bridging science and sport, Ernie was nationally known for his work in Athletic Training. A tireless worker, Ernie covered both football and basketball during his entire career. He was a master clinician and innovator with protective equipment; Ernie designed and patented a knee brace for use in football.
Ernie had international experience as the head athletic trainer to the 1964 Olympic Swim Team. Ernie was a prominent figure in helping to advance the Athletic Training profession. He was a founding member and officer for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1950. He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 1968. Additionally, he was the first athletic trainer inducted into the Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame in 1980 and was in the charter class in the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 1990. As a mentor, he helped train 3 NATA Hall of Fame members himself (Hal Biggs, Lewis Crowl, Dick Hoover). The University renamed the North Facility in his name in 1986. Numerous students and the entire profession of Athletic Training owe a debt of gratitude to Ernest R. Biggs and his vision for sports medicine.
Billy Hill Memorial Scholarship
Open to current Sophomores AND Juniors in the AT Major
Billy Hill served as an athletic trainer at The Ohio State University from 1971 through his untimely death in 1995. Billy worked in the capacity of an assistant athletic trainer, co-head athletic trainer and head football trainer for the Department of Athletics. Additionally, he had extensive international experience in track and was involved in numerous national and local Athletic Training organizations. He was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a founding member of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Committee and was posthumously awarded the NATA Bill Chisholm award in 1997.
A prominent figure in helping to advance student trainer education, Billy will always be remembered as a quality person. Always ready and willing to listen. He healed more than sprains, strains and other physical injuries. Billy was a counselor, advisor and helped to heal broken hearts and confused souls of countless student athletes and student athletic trainers. Many current athletic trainers across the country can directly attribute his or her success to the solid foundation provided by Billy Hill.
Linda Weber Daniel Memorial Scholarship
Open to current Juniors AND Seniors in the AT Major
Linda Daniel served as an athletic trainer at The Ohio State University from 1975 through her untimely death in 2000. Linda became a student athletic trainer at Ohio State in 1971. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Eddie Wojeicki Award for receiving the highest score in the nation on the NATA Certification Examination. Linda worked in the capacity of an assistant athletic trainer, co-head athletic trainer and director of Rehabilitation Services for the Department of Athletics, all while completing her master's degree in physical therapy at OSU.
Additionally, she had extensive international experience in women’s basketball and was involved in numerous national and local Athletic Training organizations. She was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1998. A strong voice in helping to advance student trainer education, Linda was always ready to lend an ear and a kind word to help heal both the physical and emotional injuries to an incalculable number of student athletes and student athletic trainers.
One of the greatest things a person can do with their talents is to share them with others. Linda Daniel dedicated her life to doing just that. She set an example for any person who wants to follow his or her dreams. She started out in 1971 with a dream and a lot of drive, through her hard work and persistence; she paved the way for those who will follow her. She was a teacher, leader and a role model for generations of students to come.
Jimmy Warfield Memorial Scholarship
Open to current Sophomores AND Juniors in the AT Major
James "Jimmy" Warfield served as an athletic trainer for the Cleveland Indians Organization from 1969 through his untimely death in 2002. After graduating from Indiana University in 1969, Jimmy became an athletic trainer for the Indians AA Teams in Waterbury and then in Savannah. He quickly moved up to become the major league athletic trainer for Cleveland in 1971. He was a member of the Indians Athletic Training staff for 32 seasons and had the third longest tenure in the entire organization. Well respected among his peers, Jimmy was honored as the American League athletic trainer for the 1981 and 1997 Major League All Star Games.
In 1992, along with his partner Paul Spicuzza, the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers society honored them as "Baseball Trainers of the Year. Jimmy Warfield touched a countless number of lives during his sixty years on Earth. From the 587 players, 62 coaches and 14 managers who walked through the doors of Cleveland Stadium and Jacobs Field who were welcomed with a smile and pat on the back, to the ticket taker or parking attendant he greeted by name, everyone has a "Jimmy" story. He treated everyone he met with respect, whether it was a 10 time All-Star or a Public Relations Intern. He believed in the goodness of people. Strong in his own faith, Jimmy was a living example of the Golden Rule. One of the greatest gifts a person can share with others is his talent. Jimmy’s greatest talent was bringing out the best in others through the sheer strength of his own character. Jimmy Warfield dedicated his life to doing just that. He lived by example every day of his life. His legacy is the countless number of individuals across the country who strive to treat those around them in the manner in which Jimmy Warfield treated them.
Other Athletic Training Scholarships