2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference

The CAATE is excited to welcome you in-person to the 2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Florida. Join us on October 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, to reconnect with your peers and learn best practices for AT standards.


Announcement – The CAATE recognizes that 2021 has been a difficult year for AT programs and the students we serve. To show our appreciation for your resilience and leadership, the CAATE has decided to make the 2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference complimentary for all attendees. In addition, all sessions will be recorded during the in-person conference and available at no cost on the CAATE website. Registration is required for the in-person event. No registration is needed to access the recorded sessions. 

The CAATE Accreditation Conference is truly irreplaceable, and we know our community is eager to get back to face-to-face interactions. Our priority for this year’s event is to ensure all program administrators can access CAATE education without barriers for participation. We recognize that flexibility is needed to accommodate uncertainties around evolving travel, funding, and personal safety guidance. We encourage you to participate in the format that best fits your needs.

If you have already registered and paid for this conference, a refund will issued. If you paid with a credit card, please allow up to 14 business days for the refund to be processed.  If you paid via check, please allow up to 21 business days for a refund.


The Conference offers lectures, learning labs, and panel discussions for professional and residency programs. This year’s conference theme will focus on Humanizing Athletic Training Education and will share guidance and best practices for advancing professional and residency programs.

Please contact the CAATE at conference@caate.net if you have any questions about the conference.  

What to Expect 

  • Lessons for teaching and assessing equitable and inclusive patient care
  • A look at social determinants of health and healthcare core competence
  • Innovative model practices
  • The new Residency and Fellowship standards review
  • Best practices for building a framework and assessment for Residency and Fellowship programs
  • Lessons in interpersonal education and collaborative practice
  • Exposure to educational tools and technology solutions in the Exhibit Hall

The health and safety of our 2021 Accreditation Conference attendees remains our top priority as we return to in-person events. We are making preparations to hold the 2021 Accreditation Conference in accordance with currently applicable national government and local authority guidance, as well as working with the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and operational effectiveness for all participants. Learn more about the actions we are taking to prioritize your safety at the CAATE Accreditation Conference. 

*Attendees from 2019 CAATE Accreditation Conference