Commission to hold February Meeting in Austin, TX

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will hold their winter meeting, February 23-24, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Austin, 500 North IH 35, Austin, TX.   The open session of the meeting is scheduled from 8-5 on Friday February 23rd and 8 am-12 pm Saturday, February 24th. The open sessions of […]



Happy Holidays from the CAATE

Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday Season and best wishes for a wonderful 2018! The CAATE office will be closed December 25th through January 1st to allow our staff to spend time with their families over the Holidays. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.  The CAATE Commissioners and Staff



Press Release: CAATE Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAATE AWARD WINNERS The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education honored award recipients, along with all of our volunteers, at the CAATE Accreditation Conference on October 13, 2017 in Tampa, FL.  The CAATE appreciates the dedication and service that each of these deserving recipients have provided to accreditation and the profession […]



More than 300 registrants attend the 2017 CAATE Accreditation Conference

More than 300 people are in attendance at the 2017 CAATE Accreditation Conference at the Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay.    Pictured here- Dr. Ron Walker from the University of Tulsa speaking on “What Students Expect from their preceptors.”  Programming continues through Sunday.  #CAATE2017



Accumulating ‘Big Data’: Using Programmatic Software to Measure Your Outcomes- Dr. Stephen Straub and Dr. Ken Kosior to present at the Accreditation Conference

Stephen Straub, PhD, ATC Dr. Straub is currently the Chair of the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Department at Quinnipiac University where he also serves as the Program Director of the entry-level Athletic Training Education Program. He has spent more than 25 years as an educator, across three professional level Athletic Training Education Programs. Dr. […]



Dr. John Parsons to Present “Strategies to Incorporate Healthcare Informatics Into Classroom and Clinical Experiences” at the CAATE Accreditation Conference

John Parsons, a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer, is the Managing Director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute, whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. Dr. Parsons’ policy portfolio includes sports medicine, sport injury epidemiology, athletic health care […]



Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards – Dr. Mary Barnum to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Mary Barnum will present Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Dr. Barnum is the Chair of the Professional Education Committee of the NATA, and a member of the NATA’s Executive Council on Education.  […]



What Students Expect From Their Preceptors – Ron Walker to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Walker is the Associate Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training. Previously he served as the founding director of the Graduate Professional AT Program at Tulsa, as coordinator of clinical education for at Tulsa, and as […]



Dr. Christopher Ingersoll to Facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Christopher D. Ingersoll will present and facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at The University of Toledo and a licensed and certified athletic trainer. He earned his BS in Sports Medicine […]



Elise Scanlon, of Elise Scanlon Law Group, Will Present on Program Accountability and Legal Issues in AT Education at the Accreditation Conference

Elise Scanlon is the founder and principal of Elise Scanlon Law Group, a Washington D.C. based education law and consulting practice.  Elise’s practice focuses on advising accrediting organizations and higher education institutions on the implications of federal policy, state and federal regulation and quality assurance and improvement protocols.  She also advises nonprofit organizations with a […]