Category: Standards

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Stakeholders have through the end of the day tomorrow, July 1, to complete the open comment on the initial draft of proposed revisions to the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. These proposed revisions to the operational Standards, once adopted, will apply only to professional programs at the master’s degree level. Please review […]