Residency Programs

The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum education standards for quality for professional, post-professional, and residency athletic training programs. CAATE is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

The purpose of post-professional residency programs in athletic training is to provide advanced preparation of athletic training practitioners through a planned program of clinical and didactic education in specialized content areas using an evidence-based approach to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients’ health-related quality of life.

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Frequently Accessed Documents:

2014 Residency Standards

Policy and Procedure Manual

Frequently Accessed Links:

CAATE eblasts, newsletters, analytics reports and other documents

CAATE Accredited Program Seal (download for program use)

Accreditation Fees