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NEW STANDARDS RELEASE FOR PROFESSIONAL, MASTERS LEVEL, ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAMS.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has formally approved the new Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Level (2020 Standards). The final version of the 2020 Standards was approved following more than 28 months of drafting and revisions completed by the CAATE Standards Committee and Professional Knowledge working group, […]



Unveiling New Standards Soon!

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) is set to unveil the Standards of Accreditation for Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Degree Level (2020 Standards) as soon as copy-editing is complete.  The anticipated release date of the 2020 Standards, as well as a crosswalk document, will be on or around March 1, […]



Hang In There… We Are Almost Done!

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) is pleased to announce that the Commission has finalized and approved the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs (2020 Standards).  The 2020 Standards document is being readied for release and is coming soon!  The Commission anticipates releasing the documents on or around March 1, 2018.  […]



Press Release: CAATE Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAATE AWARD WINNERS The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education honored award recipients, along with all of our volunteers, at the CAATE Accreditation Conference on October 13, 2017 in Tampa, FL.  The CAATE appreciates the dedication and service that each of these deserving recipients have provided to accreditation and the profession […]



Accumulating ‘Big Data’: Using Programmatic Software to Measure Your Outcomes- Dr. Stephen Straub and Dr. Ken Kosior to present at the Accreditation Conference

Stephen Straub, PhD, ATC Dr. Straub is currently the Chair of the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Department at Quinnipiac University where he also serves as the Program Director of the entry-level Athletic Training Education Program. He has spent more than 25 years as an educator, across three professional level Athletic Training Education Programs. Dr. […]



Dr. John Parsons to Present “Strategies to Incorporate Healthcare Informatics Into Classroom and Clinical Experiences” at the CAATE Accreditation Conference

John Parsons, a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer, is the Managing Director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute, whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. Dr. Parsons’ policy portfolio includes sports medicine, sport injury epidemiology, athletic health care […]



Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards – Dr. Mary Barnum to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Mary Barnum will present Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Dr. Barnum is the Chair of the Professional Education Committee of the NATA, and a member of the NATA’s Executive Council on Education.  […]



What Students Expect From Their Preceptors – Ron Walker to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Walker is the Associate Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training. Previously he served as the founding director of the Graduate Professional AT Program at Tulsa, as coordinator of clinical education for at Tulsa, and as […]



Dr. Christopher Ingersoll to Facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Christopher D. Ingersoll will present and facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at The University of Toledo and a licensed and certified athletic trainer. He earned his BS in Sports Medicine […]



Elise Scanlon, of Elise Scanlon Law Group, Will Present on Program Accountability and Legal Issues in AT Education at the Accreditation Conference

Elise Scanlon is the founder and principal of Elise Scanlon Law Group, a Washington D.C. based education law and consulting practice.  Elise’s practice focuses on advising accrediting organizations and higher education institutions on the implications of federal policy, state and federal regulation and quality assurance and improvement protocols.  She also advises nonprofit organizations with a […]