Category: Public Information

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 […]



CAATE 2017 UPDATE – PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



CAATE FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The most up-to-date information from the CAATE is now at your fingertips. The objective of the CAATE newsletter is to keep all CAATE program and institutional administrators informed on accreditation activities, deadlines, concerns, and other information that is pertinent to our stakeholders. The CAATE newsletter can be accessed HERE. To download a copy of the […]



Third Party Reimbursement Seminar

The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association is very excited to announce two very positive reimbursement related news items. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Wisconsin, and Indiana all recognize outpatient rehabilitation services delivered by ATs. In addition, Epic Systems, the country’s largest EMR, will now include Athletic Trainer as a specific type of provider. […]



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 […]