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UPDATES TO STANDARDS: OUTCOMES STANDARDS

Accreditors are being called upon by the public and government to improve transparency in the reporting of program outcomes. Specific federal requirements have been set forth by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To align our Standards with other accreditors, the Commission asked the Standards Committee to review […]



UPDATES TO STANDARDS: ETHICS STANDARD

In March 2016, the Standards Committee proposed an Ethics Standard be added to Professional Degree, Post-Professional Degree, and Post-Professional Residency Standards. The Standards Committee has reviewed the solicited open comment responses, and also incorporated the responses in the open comment for the same proposed Standard within the draft of operational standards for professional master’s programs. […]



WELCOME NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS: BARBARA LONG & BONNIE VAN LUNEN

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to welcome Barbara Long, EdD, ATC, LAT and Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, ATC, FNATA as the newly elected Commissioners representing professional and post-professional programs respectively. Dr. Long will assume the seat of Ray Castle, PhD, ATC, who will be completing his term in the […]



LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2016 CAATE ELECTIONS

Today is the last day for programs to vote for two new Commissioners to fill the seats of departing Commissioners Ray Castle, PhD, ATC (professional program) and Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, FNATA (post-professional program) whose terms are ending in 2017. There are two separate elections on this year’s ballot: One for a Commissioner representing Post-Professional […]



UPDATES TO STANDARDS: PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 28 & 29

At their September meeting, the Commission approved the following changes and additions to the Standards. The implementation timeline for change is listed beneath the explanation. Questions about these changes can be directed to support@caate.net. Professional Program Standards 28 and 29: The Standards Committee reviewed these Standards based on recommendation from the Review Committee Chair. The […]



UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS DRAFTS

The CAATE extends its appreciation for all who provided comment on the operational standards draft for professional programs that was available for open comment from May 1 – July 1, 2016, and curricular content standards draft for professional programs that was available for open comment from June 1- August 15, 2016. The Standards Committee, through […]



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS ON PROBATION FOR STANDARD 11

The CAATE has received many questions regarding the process of withdrawal following the February 2016 accreditation actions that placed professional programs non-compliant with Standard 11 on Probation. Prior to that meeting, the Commission released the plan of action for non-compliant programs that included an algorithm to assist programs with future planning regarding compliance with Standard 11. […]



WELCOME DR. CHRISTOPHER INGERSOLL

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to welcome Christopher Ingersoll, PhD, AT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, FASAHP as the newly selected Administrator Member Commissioner-elect. Dr. Ingersoll will assume the seat of Dr. Gregory Frazer at the conclusion of his term in the Fall of 2017. Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of […]



CAATE FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The most up-to-date information from the CAATE is now at your fingertips. The objective of the CAATE newsletter is to keep all CAATE program and institutional administrators informed on accreditation activities, deadlines, concerns, and other information that is pertinent to our stakeholders. The CAATE newsletter can be accessed HERE. To download a copy of the […]



CAATE OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

The CAATE Office will close at noon EST on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 and will remain closed for the remainder of the week.  The office will resume normal business hours at 9:00 a.m. EST on Monday, November 28, 2016.  The Commission and CAATE office staff wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.