Category: Current News

2016 ACCREDITATION CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

October 21-23, 2016 – Tampa, FL Hilton Tampa Downtown The 2016 CAATE Accreditation Conference will be held October 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida. Last year’s event was once again sold out so early registration is encouraged to secure your spot. A short walk to the water and a trolley car ride away […]



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS ON PROBATION FOR STANDARD 11

The CAATE has received many questions regarding the process of withdrawal following the February 2016 accreditation actions that placed professional programs that were non-compliant with Standard 11 on Probation. Prior to that meeting the Commission released the plan of action for non-compliant programs that included an algorithm to assist programs with future planning regarding compliance […]



WELCOME KATHY DIERINGER

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to welcome Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT as the newly appointed NATA Representative Commissioner. Dr. Dieringer will assume the seat of Mark Laursen, MS, ATC, who will be completing his term in the Fall of 2016. Education & Experience: Dr. Dieringer completed her undergraduate […]



CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS DRAFT OPEN COMMENT

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requests your feedback on the initial draft of proposed Curricular Content Standards. These Standards, once revised and adopted, will comprise the new content that must be taught in all professional programs. Please review the following information before beginning the process of providing comment and feedback. Timeline […]



CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR BOC EXAM CANDIDATES

BOC exam candidates who are enrolled and/or registered in their final semester/quarter prior to graduation from a CAATE accredited program are eligible to sit for the BOC exam. Qualified candidates for the BOC exam must receive confirmation of their eligibility on their exam application by the Program Director indicating that they have earned or will […]



CAATE PRESIDENT REPRESENTS THE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE AT THE GLOBAL FORUM ON INNOVATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Washington, DC (April 20, 2016) In a significant achievement for the athletic training profession, the Strategic Alliance participated as a first-time Member-Sponsor of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. The Global Forum is an ongoing activity of the National Academics of Science, Engineering and Medicine, (recently renamed from the Institute of Medicine) […]



CAATE SPRING 2016 NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

The most up-to-date information from the CAATE is now at your fingertips. The objective of the CAATE newsletter is to keep all CAATE program and institutional administrators informed on accreditation activities, deadlines, concerns, and other information that is pertinent to our stakeholders. The Spring 2016 edition of the CAATE Insight Newsletter can be accessed here. […]



Program Administrator Invitation to Site Visitor Training

In an ongoing effort to educate program administrators on the comprehensive review process including the Site Visit and accreditation processes, we are once again inviting administrators to attend our site visitor training. As you may be aware, the CAATE has made concerted efforts to select and train our Site Visitors to assure quality accreditation services. […]



ONLY 14 DAYS REMAINING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ETHICS STANDARD OPEN COMMENT

In September, 2014 the CAATE held an open comment period to solicit feedback on a Code of Ethics proposed by the CAATE Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. The Commission received extensive feedback which was relayed back to this Committee. The Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has since collaborated with the Standards Committee to recommend the […]



CAATE President Honored at GLATA Annual Meeting

Dr. Mark Merrick, President of the CAATE and Director of Ohio State University’s Athletic Training Division, has been named as a recipient of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) Outstanding Educator Award for 2016.  He was presented the award during the ?2016 GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wheeling, IL this week.  The purpose of the […]