The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently  incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).  More information about CAATE’s CHEA recognition can be accessed here.

Information about what accreditation is and who provides accreditation can be found here.



The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce the following vacancy and seeks outstanding nominees for this elected position.  Self-nomination by qualified candidates is strongly encouraged:

One (1) Athletic Trainer Commissioner on the CAATE Commission with experience as a clinician. Must be a clinician with current or past affiliation with any (professional, post-professional degree, residency) CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program (or program seeking CAATE accreditation). To read the full vacancy announcement including Commissioner functions, required and preferred qualifications, nominating process, and application process click here.


Defining, assessing, and continually improving AT Education.


Assure accreditation excellence across the continuum of AT Education enhancing clinical practice.


  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Collaborative

About our programs

Each year, the CAATE compiles a report from information collected through the Annual Report.  All programs are required to complete the Annual Report.   The information contained in these documents is reported by Program Directors, and is assumed to be accurate.  These reports will assist in providing information as to the current picture of athletic training education and will also provide benchmarking opportunities for the profession and existing programs as we continue to evolve in the ever changing landscape of higher education and health care.  Information about individual programs may be found here….  Search Accredited Programs.

2017-2018 CAATE Analytic Report

2016-2017 CAATE Analytic Report

2015-2016 CAATE Analytic Report

2014-2015 CAATE Analytic Report

2013-2014 CAATE Analytic Report