Friday, October 27, 2023
CAATE Reaffirms Commitment to DEIA
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental strengths of our organization and profession. The CAATE Board of Commissioners met on September 22-23, 2023, and unanimously affirmed their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and the CAATE DEI Standards.
We understand that the landscape of health care and education is rapidly evolving, and as leaders in the field of athletic training, we have a responsibility to uphold our mission - to serve the public and profession by establishing and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards that facilitate quality outcomes, continuous improvement, innovation and diversity to enhance athletic training education.
As we move forward, the CAATE will work closely with accredited programs to provide resources, guidance, and assistance with the DEI Standards. We recognize that this will require ongoing communication, effort, and collaboration, and we are dedicated to facilitating meaningful progress in this area.
Upcoming Virtual CAATE Events
CAATE Volunteer Leadership Development Webinar:
Self-Awareness and Implicit Bias
November 15, 2023
The CAATE is excited to present a webinar just for our volunteer leaders on self-awareness and implicit bias.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a volunteer and would like to join the leadership development webinar.
Accommodations in Clinical Learning Environments
November 16, 2023
Join the CAATE for the Accommodations in Clinical Learning Environments webinar on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET. In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Gain insights into accessibility
- Understand the role of technical standards
- Identify reasonable accommodations in health care education
- Create accessible clinical learning environments
November Town Hall
November 30, 2023
Join leaders from within the CAATE for our November Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET. We'll cover the latest Standards updates, news, and information from the CAATE.
Comprehensive Review Workshop
October 28, 2023
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
The CAATE is thrilled to host our first-ever Comprehensive Review Workshop in Chicago on Oct. 28, 2023. This invite-only event will offer a detailed overview of the Comprehensive Review Process and allow participants to take part in writing a plan for self-review, responding to reviewers, and preparing for onsite visits.
Workshop sessions will be hosted by members of the CAATE's Education, Residency and Fellowship, and Standards Committees.
If you are attending, we ask that you view our Accreditation Foundation Video Series prior to arriving in Chicago. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The CAATE Welcomes Five New Board Members
The CAATE is excited to announce that as of Sept. 23, 2023, five new volunteers have joined our Board of Commissioners. “We are thrilled to welcome five new Commissioners as we continue to advance clinical practice and improve health care outcomes through the promotion of excellence with both professional athletic training education and with our Residency and Fellowship programs. These new Commissioners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as we look to the future,” said CAATE President Toni Torres-McGehee, PhD, SCAT, ATC.
The new commissioners are:
- Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, AT
- Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW
- Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC, FNAP
- Carlitta M. Moore, Ed.D, LAT, ATC
- Jeri E. Zemke PhD, LAT, ATC
CAATE Committee Day
The Education Committee, Residency and Fellowship Peer Review Committee, Residency and Fellowship Standards Committee, and the Residency and Fellowship Accreditation Council met in person for a highly productive Committee Day. During this collaborative weekend, substantial progress was made on various initiatives, ranging from innovative project planning to insightful discussions that illuminated new pathways for our shared objectives—the day served as a testament to the dedication and expertise of our volunteers.
As we reflect on the achievements of this Committee Day, we eagerly anticipate the next Committee Day scheduled for January. This upcoming session will be another opportunity for the professional committees to foster collaboration and achieve new milestones.
Pictured above are the members of the Residency and Fellowship Accreditation Council at Committee Day with their board liaison, Marje Albohm.
View the Latest Residency and Fellowship Videos
We've added new resources for Residency and Fellowship program administrators to our On Demand Video Library. These videos feature insights about understanding key metrics and goals for building successful programs. Check out the new videos, listed below:
- Assuring Quality With the 2022 Standards as a Foundation for Success With Program Improvement
- Assessing and Progressing Learner Behaviors on the AT Milestones
- What is in a Name... Residency & Fellowship
- Assessing and Progressing Learner Behaviors on the AT Milestones
- Residency Development: Things to Consider
- Program Assessment: The Basics
View On Demand Videos
Important Update to CAATE Standards
The CAATE Board of Commissioners approved changes to sections of the CAATE Professional Program Standards during the August 2023 Board meeting. The changes resulted from the Board’s charge to the Standards Committee after vacating Standard 6 (2020 Standards) and Standard 11 (2012 Standards) during the February 2022 meeting.
2020 Professional Program Standards
View the Full Update
Initial and Continuing Accreditations Granted in Q3
Congratulations to the following professional and residency programs for achieving initial accreditation in Q3 2023.
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Residency
- The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Residency
The CAATE is also pleased to recognize the following programs for achieving continuing accreditation status in Q3 2023.
- Augustana University
- Brigham Young University
- Cumberland University
- George Mason University
- Moravian University
- Northern Kentucky University
- Tarleton State University
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Youngstown University
View Recent Actions
View Recent Issues of ‘Research to Clinical Practice’
Catch up on the latest issues of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Foundation’s “Research to Clinical Practice” newsletters: July 2023 (emergency action plans), August 2023 (quality improvement) and September 2023 (blood flow restrictions).
The 2023-24 Self-Study Module is Open in eAccred
The CAATE has officially opened the self-study module in the eAccred portal. Programs must submit their self-study reports by July 1, 2024.
The self-study process provides programs an opportunity to showcase their excellence and commitment to high-quality athletic training education while gaining a better understanding of their current areas of strengths and improvement opportunities.
Visit the eAccred portal today to start your self-study report. View self-study submission instructions here.
If you have any additional questions about completing or submitting a self-study, contact the CAATE office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-733-9700.