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Updated Definition of Preceptor

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 […]



ACCREDITED PROGRAMS: HOW TO POST YOUR ACCREDITATION STATUS ON YOUR PROGRAM’S WEBSITE

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 […]



WHY ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENTS SHOULD OBTAIN AN NPI NUMBER

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 […]



CAATE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

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.



PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS – CHECK YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE

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 […]



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 […]