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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 […]



2016 CAATE ELECTIONS – ADMINISTRATOR MEMBER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce selection for the following vacancy: One(1) seat on the CAATE Commission for an Administrative Member. Term begins at the Summer/Fall meeting of 2017. The elected person will begin attending meetings in a non-voting capacity starting with the Spring 2017 meeting February 24-25, 2017. […]



DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OPEN FORUMS IN BALTIMORE

Please take a minute to register for the open forums being conducted in Baltimore to allow all stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed drafts of professional program operational Standards and curricular content Standards.  Due to room size restrictions seating will be limited to 75 people per session, so registration is required.  All sessions are […]



Additional Curricular Content Standards Open Forum Now Available

In order to best serve our stakeholders, the CAATE has added an additional open forum in Baltimore for discussion and feedback on the proposed draft of Curricular Content Standards. The forum will be conducted by the Steering Committee, who drafted the Standards. The second open forum for the Curricular Content Standards will be conducted on Friday […]



PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OPEN COMMENT

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requests your feedback on the initial draft of proposed revisions to the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. The proposed revisions to the Standards are being opened for public comment in two parts. The first part (included here) includes operational Standards and the second […]



Standard 11 Probation – FAQs

In response to the high volume of inquiries surrounding Probation status relative to Standard 11 non-compliance, the CAATE has compiled a list of frequently asked questions with their associated answers.  Click the link to view the list of Probation FAQs.  Any additional questions can be addressed to the CAATE office at support@caate.net or 1-512-733-9700.



OPEN COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED CAATE ETHICS STANDARD

In September, 2014 the CAATE held an open comment period to solicit feedback on a Code of Ethics proposed by the CAATE Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. The Commission received extensive feedback which was relayed back to this Committee. The Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has since collaborated with the Standards Committee to recommend the […]



Last Day to Participate in Open Comment On CHANGES TO OUTCOMES STANDARDS

The higher education regulatory climate is very charged at this time around accreditation, outcomes, transparency and accountability. Renewal of the Higher Education Act has fostered heated discussion of educational quality and the role of accreditors versus regulators in assuring it. On November 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced an agenda of transparency […]