Historical Overview

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT) was incorporated in Texas in October 1991. The JRC-AT was a Committee on Accreditation under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP); effective June 30, 2006, the JRC-AT became independent from CAAHEP and changed its name to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is the agency responsible for the accreditation of more than 360 professional (entry-level) Athletic Training programs, 16 Post-Profesiona lDegree Programs and 2 Residencies. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc. (NATA), cooperate to sponsor the CAATE and to collaboratively develop the Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Educational Programs.

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Left to right: Current CAATE logo in 2014, the CAATE logo in 2012, the original CAATE logo when incorporated in 2006.
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Prior to 1991, Educational Programs were ‘approved’ by the NATA. The NATA logo used at the time is shown above.

 

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Strategic Planning 2010 in Tampa, Florida
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The inaugural Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award was presented to Paula Sammarone Turocy in 2012.

 

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Strategic Planning Fall 2014
CAATE Presidents from 2000-present
CAATE Presidents from 2000-present
Dr. Paula Turocy and Mr. Pete Koehneke, recipients of the Caruthers Award.  Taken at CAATE Volunteer Reception NATA, 2014
Dr. Paula Turocy and Mr. Pete Koehneke, recipients of the Caruthers Award. Taken at CAATE Volunteer Reception NATA, 2014