CAATE DECISION REGARDING MASTERS DEGREE NAME FOR NEW STANDARDS

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. […]



ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVIEW COMMITTEE OPENINGS

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 […]



Publicly Accessible Documents

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 […]



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. […]