OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION REGARDING UPCOMING REVIEW AND ACTIONS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARD 11

The U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the public have all voiced recent concerns with consumer protection and assurance of quality outcomes in higher education, and the transparent reporting of those outcomes by institutions and accreditors. As such, the CAATE is accountable to ensure that the […]



Congratulations

Congratulations to all three CAATE Commissioners who will be honored at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Baltimore, MD.  Mark Merrick, Eric Sauers, and Mark Laursen were selected as recipients of the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2016. The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment […]



How are we doing?

It is the goal of the CAATE Staff to provide our stakeholders with quality customer service.  Please take one minute to tell us how we are doing.  Click here to complete a short survey that will provide the staff with feedback on how we can continually improve upon the service we provide.



DON’T FORGET TO CLICK SUBMIT

Attention Program Directors: If you have had a rejoinder or progress report due recently, please check to ensure that you have submitted your response following the signature phase.  Once the email notification is received that the signature phase has been completed, the Program Director will need to login to eAccreditation to submit the response for […]



Call For Nominations for the Bob & 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 […]



POST-PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING RESIDENCY

An editorial by Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, CSCS, OTC Webster’s definition of residency includes: “A period of advanced training in a medical specialty.” This is important to understand when considering the goals and standards of post-professional athletic training residency programs (PPATR). The breadth of professional athletic training educational knowledge is wide, however the depth is […]



MODIFICATIONS TO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE OF DEGREE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

Professional Programs transitioning from a baccalaureate to a master’s degree OR Post-Professional Programs from a master’s to a doctoral degree that are not on probation and in mid-cycle for accreditation may apply for a change in the level of the degree through this Substantive Change Request. The Notification of Intent form must be uploaded to […]



Last Day to Participate in Open Comment on CHANGES TO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM STANDARDS 28 AND 29

The Standards Committee was asked to review Professional Program Standards 28 and 29 by both the Annual Report Committee and the Review Committee based on the number of non-compliances on these two standards during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Standards Committee feels strongly that providers who have the potential to be credentialed in their discipline […]



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 […]



PRECEPTORS FOR STUDENT SUPERVISION AT SITES THAT MAINTAIN THIRD PARTY ACCREDITATION

The Commission has clarified its stance regarding preceptors supervising students in those settings where third party accreditation agencies [such as the Joint Commission, state departments of health, or federal agencies (e.g. military hospitals)] are in place, and there is a very clear and visible regulatory presence. The CAATE has a strict process when it comes […]