Tuition and Aid

Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes those services and personnel that partner with you in pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with the benefits and services included in your master’s in athletic training program.

MSAT Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
University Application Fee $45
M.S. in Athletic Training (per unit)$737
Audit (per unit)half-price tuition
M.S. in Athletic Training Lab Fee (per courses AT 511, 515, 521, 523, 532, 534, 543, 551, 555)$100

Clinical Site Costs (As Required by Specific Site)

Clinical Site Costs (As Required by Specific Site)
Additional background check (if required) $25-$45
Fingerprinting $50
Immunizations (dependent on additional vaccine(s) required) $25-$125
Health Screens (dependent on additional screening required) $90
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider $55
Estimated maximum fuel cost for travel to/from clinical sites (per semester; exact total dependent on location of clinical site and schedule) $900

Other Required Costs

Students will also need:

  • a laptop or tablet capable of downloading class-specific software such as EndNote, SPSS, Grammarly, and Google Drive (Chromebooks do not work)
  • a phone or tablet that can record video and voice and allows for easy upload to YouTube or Google Drive
  • presentation software such as Google Slides or PowerPoint
  • scrubs for use in the cadaver lab as well as at some clinical education sites.

Optional Costs

Optional Costs
Professional liability insurance (beyond university-provided insurance) $35-$50
Clothing (beyond program-provided clothing) $50 (jacket), $35 (polo), $15 (T-shirt)
Clinical equipment (sideline medical kit, scissors, etc.) $60
National Athletic Trainers’ Association student membership $85 (new), $105 (renewing)
Board of Certification, Inc. exam fee (first time and retake) $330
American Red Cross BLS or First Aid renewal $19-$27
National Academy of Sports Medicine (CPT, CES, or PES) $300 (materials), $300 (exam)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) $340-$475

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services in the Graduate and Professional Center at (626) 815-4570 for the most current and controlling information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Program Scholarships

The MSAT program awards one incoming student a $2,500 one-time scholarship. Only students who complete the entire application before the November 10 priority deadline are eligible for consideration.

The program offers two scholarships for second-year students. Interested students should complete an application during the spring semester of their first year.

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences Alumni Tuition Discounts

APU’s School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (BAS) offers an alumni tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:

Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each term. APU will pay $500 per term (up to $2,000 over the course of the program). This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Note: Award and eligibility are applicable for the 2020-21 academic year and apply to students admitted beginning fall 2020. The discount is subject to change.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Discount only applies to Inland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego regional campuses.
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