Requirements for a Major in Athletic Training
Students applying to the athletic training program at Grand Valley must follow all general education requirements as deﬁned in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Transfer students should refer to the Transfer Student Policy at the end of this section.
This program is available only to students who apply and are admitted through the formal, competitive admission process. Application for admission to the program takes place two times per year: fall and winter. Once admitted into the program a student is required to spend a minimum of ﬁve semesters completing their clinical experiences.
GPA Retention Policies
Athletic training majors are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all required course work with no grade lower than a C. Once formally admitted to the program, students will also be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. In addition, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the semester. Failure to maintain the previously listed GPA requirements will place students in a probationary status for one semester. Failure to maintain the previously listed GPA requirements for a second consecutive semester will result in dismissal from the program.
Students will be responsible for the costs associated with required immunizations (Initial testing for physical exam, blood titers, and tuberculosis testing = $120; Annual TB test = $15/test), background checks and drug screenings ($72), BLS face mask ($13), travel to and from clinical sites (varies based on assignment), Grand Valley Athletic Training Polo ($33), student membership to the National Athletic Trainers Association ($35 first year, $75 annual after first year) or a yearly subscription to ATrack (NATA membership provides ATrack membership), and all textbooks and supplemental materials required for each course. First year (preadmittance to program and first semester in program) cost = $273; second year (second and third semester in program) = $90; third year (fourth semester and internship in program) = $90. Total costs equal $453.
Additional tuition will apply to all athletic training laboratory courses. Total cost for all courses equals $300.
Total estimated costs (tuition and program costs) during the athletic training program enrollment = $753 plus travel and textbook costs.
All costs are estimated and based on lowest available pricing as of September, 2017.