Category: Open Comments

Only 20 Days Left to Submit Comment on the Revised Draft of Professional Standards

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 […]



REVISED PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OPEN COMMENT

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 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. […]



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. […]



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 […]



UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS DRAFTS

The CAATE extends its appreciation for all who provided comment on the operational standards draft for professional programs that was available for open comment from May 1 – July 1, 2016, and curricular content standards draft for professional programs that was available for open comment from June 1- August 15, 2016. The Standards Committee, through […]



ONE WEEK REMAINING TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS

There is one week remaining to complete the open comment survey for the proposed curricular content standards. The curricular content revision uses an open process through a collaborative partnership that includes representatives from the NATA, BOC and the CAATE. The curricular content standards are an ongoing work in progress and the draft proposal currently open […]



UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT ON CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS OPEN COMMENT

The CAATE is familiar with an on-line petition dated July 19th regarding the future of athletic training and AT education. As the curricular content standards for professional programs are being updated, public comment is a planned part of the development process. We welcome discussion and feedback on this very important topic and appreciate that the […]



THERE IS STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS

The CAATE has been seeking feedback on the Curricular Content Standards since June 1, 2016. To date 300 people have provided feedback. The open comment period will be open for 10 more days. Athletic trainers, other health care professions, and the public are encouraged to comment.  The open comment process allows any AT who is […]