The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions
I am trying to find if there is anything from CAATE that states that students in an athletic training program are required to have a physical in order to be an athletic training student.
The 2012 Standards do not state that students need to have a physical.
Typically the institution will stipulate how many years student records should be kept. The CAATE doesn’t require a certain time period, although it does state which records must be kept for students within your program (Standards 98-105, 2012 Professional Program Standards). Programs should keep in mind their specific outcome measures and how those are measured. For instance, if a program’s plan regarding a specific outcome states a specific timeframe for intended change or measurement, then the program would need to maintain student records for that time period to demonstrate plan effectiveness and outcome monitoring.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards
Standard 6 (2012 Professional Program Standards): When providing assessment tools, is the expectation an example of assessment tools in the three categories of instruction, student learning, and program effectiveness or actually all of the tools used?
A sample of the tools would be more appropriate than just one in each category. No need to include all, but enough to allow the reviewers to evaluate.
Standard 63 (2012 Professional Program Standards): By sending the students to apply ice on their own, is the Program Non-Compliant with Standard 63 since the AT is not “physically present” and does not “have the ability to intervene on behalf of the athletic training student and patient”? If this scenario is allowed under the Standard, when would this become non-compliant (what skill/task performed by the student or what question answered by the student would this situation then become non-compliant)?
The athletic training student must be supervised at all times, therefore, sending the student to perform athletic training services, including application of ice, on a patient would require the presence of an appropriately credentialed preceptor (e.g. licensed athletic trainer). Failure to assure athletic training students are supervised during all clinical experiences will result in non-compliance.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - BOC Pass Rate Table
Please check and make sure all students who should have graduated (for the appropriate academic year) are marked as ‘graduated’ in their student profile. If a student is still listed as ‘in progress’ mark them as ‘graduated.’
POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - Post Professional Standards
Standard 18 (2014 PP Degree Standards): Analyzes what Outcome data? What is meant by “each program” and what kind of uploads are you looking for?
Standard 18 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the program learning outcomes and the student learning outcomes. The Program would have identified how they would measure a program outcome or a student learning outcome within their comprehensive plan, and this question is asking the program to explain how those measures were analyzed in relationship to the completion of those objectives. The upload(s) could be in the form of summary or data sheets demonstrating this.