Stephen F. Austin State University

Associated Costs

Below is a summary of costs that the student can expect to spend during an academic year associated with the program (this list is not inclusive):

Purpose Estimated Cost and Description

Textbooks and Course Materials/Fees

  • $300-$500 per semester
  • Students are responsible for associated laboratory/course fees ($35), as well as required equipment/clothing that is required to participate in the clinical phase of the program.

Dual Credentialing

  • Variable fee(s)
  • Graston Technique M1 certification content is part of the curriculum. Obtaining certification upon graduation may require an additional fee, equipment purchase is optional.
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist curriculum has an optional certification fee.

Professional Malpractice Insurance

  • $20-$75 per year; Recommend purchasing 2 yrs policy (if available)
  • Student responsibility
  • Must be obtained prior to beginning clinical experiences in July and must be current throughout each academic year.
  • If you already possess TX licensure and choose to practice independently, a separate part-time liability insurance policy will need to be purchased.


  • Students are currently provided uniforms at no charge to the student through the SFA Athletic Department. This is subject for change.
  • Additional attire (e.g., dress slacks, dress jacket, shoes, etc.) will vary according to the clinical assignment and will be the responsibility of the student to purchase (if needed).

Health/Dental Insurance and General Medical Services

  • Variable rates, students are strongly encouraged
  • Student health insurance can also obtained through SFA Student Health Services.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

  • Opting out requires signed documentation.
  • Upon acceptance to program, this service is available for a small fee through SFA Student Health Services.

Physical Examination / Technical Standards Form

  • Initial examination must be completed at student's own cost and must be included with the application package.
  • Yearly follow-up examinations / technical standards assessment are performed by the medical staff of the SFA Student Health Services at no charge to the student; however, the student is responsible for any charges that may be associated with the physical examination.

Travel To Off-Campus Clinical Affiliated Sites/Assignments

  • Students are responsible for obtaining transportation to/from a designated off-campus clinical affiliated site. Some of our sites are beyond the geographical proximity of SFA's campus; therefore, a mode of transportation is absolutely necessary.

Board of Certification national examination

  • NATA Member, $300; Non-NATA Member, $375
  • It is a program requirement to have attempted the BOC national examination prior to graduation. This examination is the equivalent of a departmental comprehensive exam.

Graduate Application / Fees

  • $50 Masters application fee
  • Masters cap, gown, and hood rental; variable costs.

Medical Insurance Coverage

All students who do not have health insurance are encouraged to purchase the SFA Sponsored Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan, commonly known as Student Insurance. This is low cost health insurance designed for students and their dependents. For more information on the Student Insurance plan, please contact the SFA Student Health Services at (936) 468-4008, or visit the Student Health Services website.