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Clarification Regarding Curricular Content and the NATA Educational Competencies 5th Ed

With the release of the 2020 Standards and the Crosswalk document, the Commission has received inquiries into the use of the NATA Educational Competencies 5th ed. in master’s degree programs.  For clarification, within master’s degree programs under the 2020 Standards, only the curricular content Standards (Standards 55 through 94) will be used to evaluate content […]



Important Information Regarding the Transition to the Masters Degree for Professional Programs

The timeline for the transition of professional programs to the master’s degree was first released on September 25, 2015. This announcement provided the following language: Baccalaureate programs may not admit, enroll, or matriculate students into the athletic training program after the start of the fall term 2022, which was subsequently added to the 2012 Standards.



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 […]