Category: General

Summer Internships for Students

The CAATE office has been receiving a higher volume of questions regarding ‘internship’ opportunities for students currently enrolled in a professional athletic training program. The below information was previously published in the CAATE Insight Spring 2014 Newsletter. Some state practice acts specify that athletic training students are defined and protected by state statute if they […]

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 Director of Accreditation Presents at ASPA Spring Conference

Dr. Pamela Hansen, CAATE Director of Accreditation, presented as part of an expert panel at the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) Spring Conference at the Knickerbocker Millennium in Chicago,IL. ASPA is an association of organizations that evaluate the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized disciplines, […]

Final Decision on Standard Regarding Administrative Alignment of Professional Master’s Programs

To provide guidance to professional programs that are planning their transition to offering a master’s degree (substantive change of degree process), the CAATE Standards Committee requested that the Commission act on a proposed standard regarding the administrative alignment of Professional programs at the Masters level. During their February meeting, the Commission acted to approve the […]


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. […]