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EXECUTIVE TRANSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), we are writing to announce that, by mutual agreement, Dr. Micki Cuppett is no longer serving as Executive Director, effective March 06, 2018. After 5 years as a CAATE Commissioner and President, and 5 years as […]



NEW STANDARDS RELEASE FOR PROFESSIONAL, MASTERS LEVEL, ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAMS.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has formally approved the new Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Level (2020 Standards). The final version of the 2020 Standards was approved following more than 28 months of drafting and revisions completed by the CAATE Standards Committee and Professional Knowledge working group, […]



Commission to hold February Meeting in Austin, TX

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will hold their winter meeting, February 23-24, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Austin, 500 North IH 35, Austin, TX.   The open session of the meeting is scheduled from 8-5 on Friday February 23rd and 8 am-12 pm Saturday, February 24th. The open sessions of […]



Happy Holidays from the CAATE

Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday Season and best wishes for a wonderful 2018! The CAATE office will be closed December 25th through January 1st to allow our staff to spend time with their families over the Holidays. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.  The CAATE Commissioners and Staff



More than 300 registrants attend the 2017 CAATE Accreditation Conference

More than 300 people are in attendance at the 2017 CAATE Accreditation Conference at the Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay.    Pictured here- Dr. Ron Walker from the University of Tulsa speaking on “What Students Expect from their preceptors.”  Programming continues through Sunday.  #CAATE2017



Teaching Quality Improvement to your Students? Learn More at the Accreditation Conference!

Teaching Quality Improvement to your Students?  Interested in learning more about Quality Improvement in athletic training to be included in the delivery of your AT program?   Dr. Amy Valasek, the American Academy of Pediatrics member of the CAATE, will be giving a presentation titled Journey to Better: Quality Improvement 101 at the Accreditation Conference in […]



Residency and Fellowship Program Development Workshop

Residency and Fellowship Program Development Workshop Thursday, October 12 Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay 1-5 pm The CAATE would like to invite interested participants to a Residency and Fellowship Program Development Workshop.   This workshop is free of charge to any residency or fellowship program administrator or those interested in developing a residency or fellowship program to […]



ACCREDITED PROGRAMS: HOW TO POST YOUR ACCREDITATION STATUS ON YOUR PROGRAM’S WEBSITE

Pursuing and maintaining accreditation is hard work, and once achieved, should be prominently noted on your program’s webpage.  This helps the public and prospective students know that you are an accredited program. The CAATE has provided language for programs to use while pursuing accreditation as well as once accreditation has been obtained. Since many program […]



WHY ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENTS SHOULD OBTAIN AN NPI NUMBER

What is an NPI Number? A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique identification number for covered healthcare providers. It is a 10-digit numeric identifier that does not contain signifiers as to the state in which you practice or your provider type.  An NPI number does not replace certification and/or licensure. Applying for an NPI […]



Dr. Eric Sauers to present at the CAATE Accreditation Conference – Register Today

Integrating the IOM Core Competencies in Healthcare into AT Education The core competencies have been incorporated into the Standards for Accreditation for post-professional and residency programs, and are included in the proposed draft of professional program Standards.  On Friday, October 21, 2016, Dr. Eric Sauers, Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences […]