Category: Standards

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 […]



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 […]