Category: Current News

2017 Accreditation Conference Registration Now Open!

The CAATE is excited to announce that the 2017 Accreditation Conference will once again be held in Tampa, Florida, October 13-15. This year’s conference will be at the five-star, Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay. Last year’s event was sold out, so early registration is encouraged to secure your spot. Enriched Learning and Networking Opportunities Feedback from […]

Annual Reports Are Now Live! More Information Available!

Annual Report Submission Process The 2016-2017 Annual Reports are open and available in eAccreditation for program administrators to complete. All accredited Professional, Post-Professional Degree Programs, and Post-Professional Residency Programs must submit their Annual Report by October 1 this year through e-Accreditation. This includes all programs who are completing self-studies or have site visits this year.  […]


The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requests your feedback on the revised draft of the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. This draft includes both the Operational Standards (program logistics) and the Curricular Content (what programs must teach). Both types of Standards are combined in one document that can be […]

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 […]