Category: Newsletters

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 […]



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. […]



LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2016 CAATE ELECTIONS

Today is the last day for programs to vote for two new Commissioners to fill the seats of departing Commissioners Ray Castle, PhD, ATC (professional program) and Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, FNATA (post-professional program) whose terms are ending in 2017. There are two separate elections on this year’s ballot: One for a Commissioner representing Post-Professional […]



UPDATES TO STANDARDS: PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 28 & 29

At their September meeting, the Commission approved the following changes and additions to the Standards. The implementation timeline for change is listed beneath the explanation. Questions about these changes can be directed to support@caate.net. Professional Program Standards 28 and 29: The Standards Committee reviewed these Standards based on recommendation from the Review Committee Chair. The […]



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS ON PROBATION FOR STANDARD 11

The CAATE has received many questions regarding the process of withdrawal following the February 2016 accreditation actions that placed professional programs non-compliant with Standard 11 on Probation. Prior to that meeting, the Commission released the plan of action for non-compliant programs that included an algorithm to assist programs with future planning regarding compliance with Standard 11. […]



WELCOME DR. CHRISTOPHER INGERSOLL

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to welcome Christopher Ingersoll, PhD, AT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, FASAHP as the newly selected Administrator Member Commissioner-elect. Dr. Ingersoll will assume the seat of Dr. Gregory Frazer at the conclusion of his term in the Fall of 2017. Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of […]