Wednesday, March 1, 2023
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce the CAATE Foundation today. The Foundation’s mission is to serve as a catalyst to advance athletic training education through the promotion of quality improvement, innovation, diversity, and best practices for student recruitment.
In alignment with the CAATE’s values of accountability, integrity, leadership, transparency, excellence, and collaborative, the Foundation will:
- Develop and implement an awards program recognizing continuous improvement and innovation within accredited programs.
- Develop and implement an awards program recognizing diversity initiatives within accredited programs.
- Support student and trainee recruitment for accredited programs
The Foundation is being developed to help support accredited programs in ways that an accrediting body cannot. The CAATE Board of Commissioners considered current program enrollment and the desire to support quality improvement and innovation in athletic training education and increase the diversity within our student populations to better represent patient populations. The CAATE Foundation will work collaboratively with other athletic training and healthcare organizations to further its mission and support accredited programs. Learn more.