Category: Current News

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 […]



CAATE 2017 UPDATE – PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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 […]



INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES DISCUSSED AT ATEC

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 […]



CAATE DECISION REGARDING MASTERS DEGREE NAME FOR NEW STANDARDS

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. […]



CAATE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

The CAATE office will be closed for the holidays from December 26 – 30, 2016.  The office will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00 am EST.  The CAATE staff extends wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season to all of our stakeholders.



PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS – CHECK YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE

At the 2016 CAATE Accreditation Conference the CAATE’s legal representative, Kasi Moeskau, Esq. presented on Legal Issues in AT Education, specifically concentrating on affiliation agreements. In preparing her presentation, Ms. Moeskau obtained affiliation agreements from a variety of institutions and noted an alarming concern regarding the liability insurance that some programs have in place. There […]



UPDATES TO STANDARDS: OUTCOMES STANDARDS

Accreditors are being called upon by the public and government to improve transparency in the reporting of program outcomes. Specific federal requirements have been set forth by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To align our Standards with other accreditors, the Commission asked the Standards Committee to review […]