Category: Current News

CAATE Joins the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative

Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative Welcomes 17 New Member Organizations Chicago, IL – The Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) is pleased to welcome 17 accrediting organizations as new members of the Collaborative. The new members join the six founding members of HPAC: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Commission on Dental Accreditation, […]

CAATE Open Forums at NATA to Discuss New Standards and Curricular Content – Details Available

The CAATE will be hosting a variety of sessions during the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, TX. Of these, there will be three open forums, available to all symposium attendees, that will provide opportunities for discussion and questions relative to the new operational and curricular content Standards.  There is no separate registration […]

Register Now for the Substantive Change of Degree Instructional Session at the NATA’s Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, TX

CAATE staff will conduct a workshop and instructional session for CAATE accredited program administrators planning to complete the substantive change of degree process. This session will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 pm local time.  The session location will be at the Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel, in Ballroom of the Americas, Section F.  Registration […]

Annual Report Submission Deadline and Policy Change for 2017 Reporting Period

The Commission has revised the due date for Annual Reports to October 1st and will apply a processing fee to late reports.  Annual Reports for all professional and post-professional degree programs must be received through eAccreditation before reviewers can begin review of the reports.  Late submission of Annual Reports delays the review of and response […]

Announcement of Review Committee Openings

CAATE Review Committee for Professional and Post-Professional Programs The CAATE is accepting applications for individuals interested in contributing to the advancement of education in athletic training by serving on the CAATE Review Committee for Professional and Post-Professional Programs.  Individuals interested in applying for the Review Committee for Professional and Post-Professional Programs must have the following […]

Important Information Regarding the Application of Standard 11

Standard 11 (the 70% first-time pass rate standard), in effect since 2013, is a method to measure program quality. Three years ago, the CAATE announced that starting in 2016, programs would be placed on Probation if they were not compliant with Standard 11.  In early 2016 the CAATE released its implementation algorithm for taking its […]


The CAATE is pleased to provide our stakeholders with the opportunity to view a recorded version of the CAATE 2017 Update – Shaping the Future of Athletic Training Education presentation. This powerpoint presentation has been, or will be, given at each of the NATA District Meetings in 2017, and was also presented at the Athletic Training […]

Accreditation Assistant Job Announcement

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Inc. (CAATE) is a 501c 3 non-profit organization focused on providing premier accreditation services to institutions that offer Athletic Training Education Programs, verify that all CAATE accredited programs meet Standards for professional and post-professional athletic training education, and support continuous improvement in the quality of athletic training […]


CAATE AND NATA INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE LEADERS MEET WITH FACULTY FROM THE BLANQUERNA SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES, RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY AND FOOTBALL CLUB BARCELONA   Pictured from Left to Right: Mark Gibson, MS, ATC, PT (Chair, NATA International Committee and Chair,Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse); Toni Bové, PT (Fisio Terapia); Micki […]


In the interest of providing a final decision to programs that are embarking on the substantive change of degree process currently or in the very near future, the Commission, at the request of the Standards Committee, has provided a final decision regarding the Standard specific to the degree offered for master’s level professional AT programs. […]