Open Comment on the appropriate level for the professional degree in Athletic Training

During the course of the last year, the CAATE heard from many of you both formally and informally at district meetings and other gatherings about the future of athletic training education. The CAATE has made a practice of seeking comments from its stakeholders and the public for decisions that impact athletic training education programs. Collecting […]

Time is Running out to nominate candidates for the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) invites and encourages peer and self-nomination(s) of individuals for the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award. This award will be given to an individual that demonstrates the character and performance traits Bob and Lynn Caruthers displayed in their respective careers. Both Bob and Lynn demonstrated significant […]

CAATE Winter 2014 Insight Newsletter Available

Now that the Holidays are over, take a moment to read the most up-to-date information from the CAATE.  The objective of the CAATE newsletters is to keep all CAATE program and institutional administrators informed on accreditation deadlines, concerns, and activities.  The winter edition of the CAATE Insight Newsletter can be accessed here.  Winter Newsletter Announcement  […]

CAATE Achieves CHEA Recognition

At the September 29-30, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) granted Recognition to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).   The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association […]

New Commissioner Announced: Welcome Valerie Herzog

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education is pleased to announce the results from the commissioner election earlier this month. The CAATE offers a warm welcome to Commissioner-Elect Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC. Dr. Herzog will fill the seat of departing Commissioner Paula Maxwell, PhD, ATC in the summer of 2015. Education & Experience Dr. Herzog […]

CAATE Extends Hours to Assist Programs with Annual Report

The deadline for annual report submission is rapidly approaching, (October 15th) and the CAATE is eager to make every effort to support you during this process. We are pleased to be able to offer our programs extended support availability in the week leading up to the submission deadline. From Wednesday, October 8th until Tuesday, October 14th […]

Commissioner Elections- Run Off Election

Commissioner Election Run-Off Thank you to all programs who participated in the initial Commissioner election that ended last week. As there was no single candidate who received a majority of votes, the CAATE will hold a run-off election between the two candidates who received the most votes. The two candidates moving forward are Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC and […]


The CAATE Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has proposed a Code of Professional Conduct for Program Personnel. This draft for a Code of Professional Conduct would apply to all CAATE programs at all levels of accreditation. The Code of Professional Conduct for Program Personnel is rooted in professional core values that align with the overall mission and goals of the […]

Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) Launches

CAATE is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, to launch ATCAS, a centralized application service for candidates applying to professional and post-professional degree programs in athletic training: ATCAS delivers an exceptional applicant experience by allowing students to research and apply to multiple schools and athletic training […]

Don’t forget to Vote for the next Commissioner- Voting Closes September 12th

Time is running out to vote for a new CAATE Commissioner to fulfill the seat of departing Commissioner Paula Maxwell, PhD, ATC. Each CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program is given one (1) vote to cast in the election of a new Commissioner, and all programs are strongly encouraged to participate in the election process. STAKEHOLDER OPINION AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR […]