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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. […]



ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVIEW COMMITTEE OPENINGS

CAATE Review Committee for 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 Programs. Individuals interested in applying for the Review Committee for Professional Programs must have the following qualifications: Qualifications: • Current certification and […]



Publicly Accessible Documents

The CAATE staff has received several questions regarding requirements for programs that are in a teach out phase for transition of their degree or voluntarily withdrawal. In response to those questions, we would like to offer some clarification.  Programs that are in a teach-out phase are expected to remain in compliance with ALL Standards until […]



Updated Definition of Preceptor

During the September 2016 Commission Meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) voted to update the definition of Preceptor based on a recommendation from the Standards Committee.  The update was accidentally omitted from the Fall 2016 CAATE Insight Newsletter.  The changes to the definition are in red below: Old Definition: Preceptor: A […]



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 […]



UPDATES TO STANDARDS: ETHICS STANDARD

In March 2016, the Standards Committee proposed an Ethics Standard be added to Professional Degree, Post-Professional Degree, and Post-Professional Residency Standards. The Standards Committee has reviewed the solicited open comment responses, and also incorporated the responses in the open comment for the same proposed Standard within the draft of operational standards for professional master’s programs. […]