Category: Standards

Annual Report Webinars – Make Sure You Register Today!

The CAATE Staff is offering two Annual Report Webinars for Professional and Post-Professional Degree programs, and one Annual Report Webinar specific to Post-Professional Residency programs. These sessions aim to assist program administrators in completing the Annual Report. The sessions will include a review of common report omissions, and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the […]



CAATE Establishes Residency Focus Areas

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has identified focused areas of clinical practice for athletic training residency programs in an effort to help guide the development of specialty training in the athletic training profession. Consistent with other healthcare professions, CAATE accredited Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency Programs are formal educational programs that prepare […]



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 Open Forums at NATA to Discuss New Standards and Curricular Content – Details Available

The CAATE will be hosting a variety of sessions during the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, TX. Of these, there will be three open forums, available to all symposium attendees, that will provide opportunities for discussion and questions relative to the new operational and curricular content Standards.  There is no separate registration […]



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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



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 […]