Category: Current News

Standards Citations That May Result in Immediate Probationary Action

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) would like all program administrators to be reminded that there are Standards, (if cited as non-compliant) that may result in the program being placed immediately on Probation. In many instances following a non-compliant citation, a program has the opportunity to respond, within 90 days, in a […]



Accumulating ‘Big Data’: Using Programmatic Software to Measure Your Outcomes- Dr. Stephen Straub and Dr. Ken Kosior to present at the Accreditation Conference

Stephen Straub, PhD, ATC Dr. Straub is currently the Chair of the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Department at Quinnipiac University where he also serves as the Program Director of the entry-level Athletic Training Education Program. He has spent more than 25 years as an educator, across three professional level Athletic Training Education Programs. Dr. […]



Dr. John Parsons to Present “Strategies to Incorporate Healthcare Informatics Into Classroom and Clinical Experiences” at the CAATE Accreditation Conference

John Parsons, a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer, is the Managing Director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute, whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. Dr. Parsons’ policy portfolio includes sports medicine, sport injury epidemiology, athletic health care […]



Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards – Dr. Mary Barnum to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Mary Barnum will present Strategies for Assisting Preceptors with Continuing Education That Aligns With the New Curricular Content Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Dr. Barnum is the Chair of the Professional Education Committee of the NATA, and a member of the NATA’s Executive Council on Education.  […]



What Students Expect From Their Preceptors – Ron Walker to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Walker is the Associate Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training. Previously he served as the founding director of the Graduate Professional AT Program at Tulsa, as coordinator of clinical education for at Tulsa, and as […]



Dr. Christopher Ingersoll to Facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference

Dr. Christopher D. Ingersoll will present and facilitate the Chairs/Deans Forum at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of the College of Health & Human Services at The University of Toledo and a licensed and certified athletic trainer. He earned his BS in Sports Medicine […]



Elise Scanlon, of Elise Scanlon Law Group, Will Present on Program Accountability and Legal Issues in AT Education at the Accreditation Conference

Elise Scanlon is the founder and principal of Elise Scanlon Law Group, a Washington D.C. based education law and consulting practice.  Elise’s practice focuses on advising accrediting organizations and higher education institutions on the implications of federal policy, state and federal regulation and quality assurance and improvement protocols.  She also advises nonprofit organizations with a […]



How the Medical Model for Patient Care Can Compliment Your Educational Model – Mark Laursen to Present at the Accreditation Conference

Mr. Laursen received his Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University and his Master of Science from Canisius College. Mark Laursen serves as Boston University’s Director of the Athletic Training Services and as a Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training in BU’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Mr. Laursen has received numerous […]



2015-2016 CAATE Analytics Report Now Available!

The 2015-2016 CAATE Analytics Report is now available! This report contains descriptive data collected from the 2015-2016 Annual Report, and programmatic trends over the last three years are also provided.  This report provides details of all accredited programs from the 2015-2016 academic year. To access the report click HERE.  To download a PDF copy of […]



Learn More About Creating A Program Framework – Barton Anderson to Present on this Topic at the Accreditation Conference!

Barton Anderson is an Associate Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator at AT Still University.  He teaches clinical courses within both the residential post-professional masters program and the online doctor of athletic training program.  Bart currently serves as a member of the CAATE Standards Committee, the Chair of the Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association Communications Committee, and […]