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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Inc. (CAATE) is a 501c 3 non-profit organization focused on providing premier accreditation services to institutions that offer Athletic Training Education Programs, verify that all CAATE accredited programs meet Standards for professional and post-professional athletic training education, and support continuous improvement in the quality of athletic training […]
CAATE AND NATA INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE LEADERS MEET WITH FACULTY FROM THE BLANQUERNA SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES, RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY AND FOOTBALL CLUB BARCELONA Pictured from Left to Right: Mark Gibson, MS, ATC, PT (Chair, NATA International Committee and Chair,Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse); Toni Bové, PT (Fisio Terapia); Micki […]
In the interest of providing a final decision to programs that are embarking on the substantive change of degree process currently or in the very near future, the Commission, at the request of the Standards Committee, has provided a final decision regarding the Standard specific to the degree offered for master’s level professional AT programs. […]
CAATE Review Committee for Professional Programs The CAATE is accepting applications for individuals interested in contributing to the advancement of education in athletic training by serving on the CAATE Review Committee for Professional Programs. Individuals interested in applying for the Review Committee for Professional Programs must have the following qualifications: Qualifications: • Current certification and […]
The CAATE staff has received several questions regarding requirements for programs that are in a teach out phase for transition of their degree or voluntarily withdrawal. In response to those questions, we would like to offer some clarification. Programs that are in a teach-out phase are expected to remain in compliance with ALL Standards until […]
During the September 2016 Commission Meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) voted to update the definition of Preceptor based on a recommendation from the Standards Committee. The update was accidentally omitted from the Fall 2016 CAATE Insight Newsletter. The changes to the definition are in red below: Old Definition: Preceptor: A […]
Pursuing and maintaining accreditation is hard work, and once achieved, should be prominently noted on your program’s webpage. This helps the public and prospective students know that you are an accredited program. The CAATE has provided language for programs to use while pursuing accreditation as well as once accreditation has been obtained. Since many program […]
What is an NPI Number? A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique identification number for covered healthcare providers. It is a 10-digit numeric identifier that does not contain signifiers as to the state in which you practice or your provider type. An NPI number does not replace certification and/or licensure. Applying for an NPI […]
The CAATE office will be closed for the holidays from December 26 – 30, 2016. The office will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00 am EST. The CAATE staff extends wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season to all of our stakeholders.
At the 2016 CAATE Accreditation Conference the CAATE’s legal representative, Kasi Moeskau, Esq. presented on Legal Issues in AT Education, specifically concentrating on affiliation agreements. In preparing her presentation, Ms. Moeskau obtained affiliation agreements from a variety of institutions and noted an alarming concern regarding the liability insurance that some programs have in place. There […]